Wednesday, September 13, 2006

I Can Never Resist.




Every year it is the same. I think I have got lots of photos of the Awanui Flowering Cherries growing on the driveway and every time I end up taking a new set of photos. Every year they are a little larger of course.The photos show them from both ends of the drive coming and going. If you look really closely you may see bees in the enlarged shot, they were really humming! Their cherry beauty is short lived so we enjoy them while we can. Wind or rain (or both) is surely just around the corner waiting to mar their looks.
Today I have been putting the hanging strips on my quilts for the Exhibition this weekend. Our group has an interesting way of doing this. Instead of putting a sleeve along the top of each quilt we make removable 2" wide strips of fabric that has the fluffy side of velcro sewn on to it. These strips are then firmly safety pinned to the top of the quilt just below the binding. All our display / backing frames have the loopy rigid part of the velcro attached, so the quilts hang by velcro strips. You can reuse the strips later. ( next year )
Tomorrow will be a long day as I am helping get the quilt display ready. We booked the Race Course venue for today too but somehow they double booked it so now we have only one day to hang a large number of quilts........and put up displays....... ( no time for fannying about! ) The Exhibition runs for the following 3 days Friday 15th; Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th. September. It should be fun; there is always a large crowd and we have 2 halls one for the Quilts and one for retailers from all around the area. Photos of it all will surely follow!

4 comments:

Hedgehog said...

The cherry blossoms are beautiful - make me thing of Washington, DC, where I lived for three years. Can't wait to see the photos of the quilts!

anne bebbington said...

The trees are glorious - good luck with the quilt show, enormously hard work but great fun!

Fiona said...

So weird to see spring blooms in our Autumn. Look forward to see your quilt show pics.

Shirley Goodwin said...

Ahhh! Isn't spring wonderful?