On Friday I went to Launceston with Harmony Junkie and the kids. On the way we stopped at Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese at Elizabeth Town to have a look at all the entries in their cow art competition. These first two were particularly quilty looking.
My nephews were impressed with the Anzac cow.
The cows were painted by students from schools across northern Tasmania.
This one called 'Picowso' was our favourite. Note the paisley motifs. Hope you like the cow art - I thought it was something just a bit different.
In Launceston we visited several quilt shops including Esme's where we met Leanne from Lizzie's Page. She has made some lovely samples for the shop and I was lucky enough to see the blocks (circles actually) she is stitching for her Life's Treasures and Pleasures quilt. My major splurge for the day was the patterns for this BOM which I have been coveting ever since I saw Kerry Gillespie's original at the Autumn Gathering in April.
If you are an avid blog reader, you will already know that Lynette Anderson has a giveaway for her new redwork patterns. You will have to be quick as the draw closes tomorrow.
Thanks to everyone who commented on my last post. I will try to reply to everyone personally but as I return to work tomorrow (Grr!) forgive me if I don't manage it. Dear little Oliver had a trip to the vet today. The skin around one of his eyes is inflamed and weeping (.. looks quite yuck) and causing him some discomfort. We got some ointment and the vet was relieved that his actual eye is okay .. no scratches or nasties. Hopefully it will be back to normal in a few days.
Lastly, thanks to Suzie from littlebusybee in Germany who has given me a Make My Day Award. You are very kind, Suzie.