Cats & Quilts - a match made in heaven... (except maybe those stubborn little clouds of fur that latch on to the fabric!)

Kitty Quote of the Day

I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul. - Jean Cocteau

Friday, September 6, 2013

Mrs Martin's Spring Swap

Last week was time again for the next Mrs Martin's swap between my partner Glenys & myself. This time we celebrated spring. Spring seems to have been a long time coming for many parts of Aussie this year. I have never seen so many rainy days in WA but still they say our dams are nearly empty. Where is all that water going (besides through my ceiling before it got fixed again!)?

More importantly, our swap gifts - mine to Glenys;

I made this spring stitchery to fit the frame that I received in an earlier swap that Glenys's father made. I'm sure Glenys must have a few of these so thought a mini quilt to fit would be a great idea.

I love this stitchery & the paisley fabric is one of my favourites too. This is the first time I have cut into the two fat quarters I have of this fabric. I also sent chocolates with toffee but as usual forgot to take a pic of the parcel ready to wrap.

Glenys sent me this happy spring parcel - guess what is in the colourful bag besides my new flower pen??? I feel like I should go out & buy an orange VW beetle!

It's beautiful batik fabrics & delicious Cottage Garden Threads - love, love, love!

Aren't the colours just so pretty!!! Thanks again Glenys, love my spring parcel, we are on a winner with this years swapping! xx

We are having a fine spring day in Perth, sunny (all day!) and 24 degrees, enough to put a spring in my step!

Happy stitching
Tracee xx


  1. Hi Tracee,
    Yes, the rain is amazing and it really is hanging
    around this year. It will be interesting to see how
    the rainlevel compares to recent years. Love your
    stitchery, very sweet. I have just purchased some of
    the cottage threads as well, it looks devine. I have
    a burgundy colour, it looks yummo.
    Cheers, Anita.


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