What a lovely day I've had today in sunny Essex! My friend Shula had asked me if I could teach a group of her friends how to make a tote bag - I hope they knew what they'd let themselves in for!! Anyway, I set off bright and early, and had an absolutely lovely time. Here is Shula getting stuck into quilting her bag - she'd appliquéd her daughters name on the front, and it looked sooooo pretty.....
.....we all had a great time chatting and drinking tea and eating - we were well looked after on the catering front - as we had the most delicious lunch.....
.....and tea and yummy cakes mid-morning and tea and yummy cakes AGAIN mid-afternoon.....
.....all freshly prepared and provided by Shula's friend Lara and Lara's mum - thanks ladies it was DELICIOUS! I won't need any supper tonight!.....
.....and here are the ladies with their finished bags - (unfortunately Joni and Michael had already left before I had a chance to take a piccie). Everyone worked really hard, and they made some stunning bags - I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did!
UPDATE: Just had to add these piccies- when Shula got home she's sewn some buttons to the front of her bag, and she's also added these buttons around the large heart appliqué on the back of the bag - hope you actually sewed those on Shula and didn't use your bloomin' glue gun!!
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These are the UK shops that I use to purchase my quilting supplies - fabrics and threads etc.