Sunday, 20 September 2009

Mid Autumn Festival

On Saturday evening my mother in law and I were invited to go to the Mid-Autumn Festival in Chinatown. The Guest of Honour was the President of Singapore. It was a wonderful evening full of children performing dances, dragon dances and fireworks. The highlight of the evening was when a quilt made by my quilting ladies (Granny Quilts) was presented to the President (below left).
What a great privilege it is for the opportunity to make something special for a head of state. Congratulations to the ladies for a job well done!
The quilt is called "Mid- Autumn Festival through Chinatown Windows" and was designed by my boss Terence.
My mother in law is going home to Holland on Tuesday. It has been a real blessing having her here and the house will be terribly quiet when she is gone. I know Misty will really miss her too...... hmmm, time to put the dog on a diet!
This week I have been working on my black and white quilt....not that I feel like I have made much progress on it. It still is hard to see what it will be. Yesterday I had to cut a whole piece out as I wasnt happy with one of the fabric choices. Still not sure about this one......
The remainder of my quilts are now in NZ waiting for the upcoming Quilt sale in October. My walls were looking a bit bare so I have hung up one of the pictures from the pastels course that I did last year. My son asked me the next morning where the picture came from....and boy was he surprised when I said that I had made it. He didnt know I had made another picture (with orchids) and that has been hanging on the wall in the lounge since the beginning of the year. Maybe I need to sign my name a little larger!
Well thats all from me....till next time

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