Spring Already!

No that can't be right! Spring isn't for another 6 weeks yet.
My two favourite times of the year are Autumn and late winter/early spring. They take me back to when I was in my early teens (many moons ago) growing up in Orange, country NSW.

I would spend lots of time and long walks in Cook Park watching the wonderful changing colours of the leaves and then in August the magnificent Magnolia trees blooming. These are my most favourite of all flowering trees.
Living on the Somersby Plateau of the Central Coast its amazing how different the climate can be (similar to Springwood) and yet be so close to the beach. The magnolia in Gosford and indeed in Sydney are all open to their most beautiful best but  alas I have to wait a little longer before mine bloom on mass.
They are just teasing me on what is to come.............
So while I am waiting for the wonderful display, I have lit my fire ( love the smell of the wood smoke too) and today I have found inspiration for new projects for later in the year/2014. This lovely little quilt is an old crib quilt, I think its just quirky...love it.

I have drawn the block and now just have to find the time to make it. Will I use felted wool for the stems and flowers or not??????? I just can't decide.

Lots of other ideas in the brain so I will have to work feverishly to get them onto paper.

Don't forget that this weekend is the Mad Quilters Gathering at Penrith Panthers Marquee so be sure to come along and enjoy the weekend and say Hi......lots of new fabrics to savour.

Big news coming soon on the Shop Hop 2014 that everyone has been enquiring about so stay tuned.