A quick shopping blog .. just to let those of you who have asked when the stencils would be back in stock .. well they are and in the online shop. I've got a few new ones as well which I'm looking forward to playing with and seeing what they do. I've also got some gorgeous new appliglue colours to try on quilt tops - I'll let you know about those too. If any of you have found that your link to the website has gone all peculiar .. well, it's not you .. the site provider had a bit of a dippy fit a couple of weeks ago. It's all sorted now and if you go the website (www.hilarybeattie.co.uk) and then re-save as a favourite .. the link will be fine. Very annoying but also rather re-assuring that even those who are supposed to know what they are doing make a mess of it sometimes!
At the weekend I gave a talk at Patchwork People in Milton Keynes. They are a lovely and large group of quilters .. who were very kind to me - giving me cake and not complaining when my talk inevitably strayed off plan! On the way down there, I met up with Steph Redfern to collect quilts from her and we took the chance to indulge in an afternoon enjoying the dahlias at Baddesley Clinton (and lovely food). Here are a few of the hundreds of images I took .. what a sight those dahlias are. I just need so many more hours in the day to do all the things I want to do ...
The border was swarming with butterflies and bees - such a happy sight
Steph and I were also talking about a new exhibition we are preparing for a joint gallery called 'Sanctuary' .. this will be in 2015 and we will tell you more about it as it gets nearer .. but I couldn't help but notice this little bovvy at the end of the border .. a sanctuary if ever I saw one
and the old sock herself .. pondering things
Talk again soon - Hilary x