Welcome to another New to Me monthly link party, where we celebrate flexing our creative muscles, whether we are successful in our endeavours or not!
First up was my first ever visit to the annual Festival of Quilts in Birmingham.
To do full justice to the show, we travelled down the night before and stayed at this wonderfully historic old hotel.
The atmosphere of Castle Bromwich Hall hotel and its' surrounding gardens were the ideal precursor to the inspiration overload that is the Festival of Quilts :)
Retail therapy at the FoQ was the impetus for my next New to Me. I have long struggled with the measuring and cutting of the last stretch of binding when finishing off quilts, so a binding ruler was high on my shopping list.
Why buy one though, when you can have three? These are the Binding Tool and Bias Rulers from TQM that caught me eye, and somehow found their way into my bag.
I can already report that they do just exactly what they say, as I used the 2.5" binding tool ruler to finish off the binding on my Word to the Wise quilt, and it worked a treat.
The location of the quilt shot above was my final New to Me for the month, as it was taken in Donegal, Ireland. Our visit there was part of a whistle stop tour of N. Ireland and Donegal, neither of which I have visited before.
So, that's my New to Me activities this month, now it is your turn.
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out the other links too and, maybe, leave an encouraging
comment along the way. The emphasis of this link party
is to celebrate the trying of something new, whether
it works out exactly as planned or not, so a little
encouragement here and there would not go amiss!
link will remain open until 23.59GMT on August 31st, so you
have some time to try something new and link up and join the
party :) If your New to Me involves a Christmas or Holiday project then
don't forget to link up to this month's Ho, Ho, Ho and on We Sew Link
Party too, you could just win a £10 gift voucher from the Village Haberdashery for your efforts :)
You will find the Ho, Ho, Ho and On We Sew Link Party this month at Sunshine through the Rain
Looking forward to seeing what you have been up to this month!