Home again, after a quick trip to the south coast to hang out with my Brit Bee pals. As always, it was the best of times.
Laura Jane drove, because she is a star and far braver on the M25 than I am. The guest of honour - Terri, above right, was already ready and waiting with her noodle salad. There has not been a Brit Bee gathering that this salad has not been featured. We love it. And, needless to say, chocolate was involved in all the desert options.
There was time for quilt admiring. This time Trudi and Laura Jane each brought a gorgeous make for us to admire. Trudi has the Swoon and LJ the Tula Anchor.
Then it was down to business. We pooled our fussy cuts and rainbow scraps and got to sorting them into colour piles. There was much ooh-ing and aah-ing over little snippets of fabric, as we are want to do. Then in a joyful display of teamwork, laughter and much chatter we got to making blocks. By the time the evening was done we had finished the centres of 32 ticker tape mosaic blocks. All we have to do is add the solid borders to each one and we are well on our way to two completed baby quilts.
There was something hugely satisfying about working with my friends on a common purpose. I wish we could do it all the time. But getting any time with the lovely ladies is always a joy. Those who couldn't be there were very much missed, but there in spirit. Brit Bee shall always be considered a blessing in my life.