With only a week to the Quilted Crows Gathering, I thought I would hunt out my mug bag in readiness for what is sure to be another fantastic day! My sister and myself have been to all these gatherings since they started. We've had some great designers over the years...Helen Stubbings, Leanne Beasely, Rosalie Quinlan, Natalie Bird, Anni Downs, Lynette Anderson, Natalie Ross, Kerry Gillespie (Hope I haven't missed anyone out) I think each year, we come home with something new that we've learnt...With Helen Stubbing one year, besides showing us how to needleturn applique and her colourque technique, she also showed me how to do a knot, by wrapping the thread around the needle and running it down the thread...I know its only small but makes stitching life so much easier!(No more trimming knots)lol! This year we have Gail Pan and Marg Low...who are also two very talented designers. I have been very slack this week and have no sewing to show, however, I have traced, ready to stitch another vintage cushion. Most of today has been spent cooking, ready for my eldest boys big 13th birthday this weekend! Not sure where all those years have gone...it's a bit scary how quickly!