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Wednesday 5 August 2015

Snow and a new BOM

This is my second attempt at this post so lets hope the computer doesn't crash again. It's been quite a week.   Well you already know the computer is being cantankerous again, I had to have a routine check up with a new doctor at a new medical clinic, resulting in a change of medication and a blood test.......and then a cold front blasting directly from the Arctic resulted in us waking up to this scene

I will be sharing some more of these at Cath@Home very soon
As beautiful and exciting as this was, I was rather keen for a visit from the postman and it wasn't happening anytime soon as the roads were cut from the Hobart to our valley.

Why am I waiting for the postman?  Well even though I am not getting much sewing and stitching done, last week I bit the bullet and ordered a new BOM. I have been thinking about it since March when I first saw it in the Homespun magazine.

Initially I faltered when I saw the on line pictures of the fabrics used and the patterns on their own couldn't be bought monthly which would be a bit expensive for me all up but just recently I started to think about it again. Doing a bit more research, I found two sites which showed a slightly different selection of fabrics which I liked. One shop was offering the BOM for a much better price than the others and the threads were also cheaper.  I was in After a few emails to and fro, I gave the Quilter's Angel at Highfields near Toowoomba a call and they put it in the mail that afternoon.  And that is why I was eagerly awaiting the postman.
Tilda Fabrics for Libby Richardson's BOM "A Country Tea Party"
I sporadically checked the TasAlert and Tasmanian Police website all day as to the conditions of the road but I still wasn't hopeful for a delivery on Tuesday.........so.... I was pleasantly suprised to find my little parcel there later in the day. 

A squishy with the pattern for block 1

and the gorgeous  Cottage Garden Threads

 Now I am off the trace the pattern onto the supplied backing.

Looking forward to threading my needle!



  1. the snow looks postcard perfect, so happy the postie made it through!
    your new bom is gorgeous. So delicate and pretty.
    the cottage garden threads look divine.
    happy stitching!

  2. Such a very pretty block and threads, enjoy your stitching journey. The photos of the snow look magical !!

  3. Beautiful landscape with snow!
    You chose well the fabrics and threads. You do a beautiful job. Congratulations and good fun!

  4. Looking forward to seeing your first block finished. How are you coping with the snow? Good excuse to stay inside and stitch!

  5. Very chilly and arctic looking at your place..enjoy your new BOM.

  6. Have fun with that - lovely threads and fabrics

  7. Have fun with that - lovely threads and fabrics

  8. the snow is so pretty.. and so is your new BOM... that's my favourite local patchwork store and such a pretty selection for those stitcheries.. have fun...

  9. Hello Cath,

    We have friends who lived in Tassie years ago, all he can remember is the cold weather and how much fire wood they needed. The snow does look pretty, did you get out and make a Snowman? Enjoy your new block of the month.

    Happy days.

  10. That is a lot of snow but a good time to stay inside and stitch. I have gotten the patterns and threads to this lovely quilt. As yet have to sort fabric but want to finish my `Teddy`s at Play`. That was a BOM. Happy Stitching.

  11. Your postman is a trooper Cath, to get through that storm. It looks like a great BOM!
    Will Lila and Callie be starring in a Pets on Quilt Show post this year?


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