It hit me the other day that this year has flown by like a giant mythical bird and it's now August!! 

You really know next year is approaching when diaries start appearing. When they do I always watch out for the Quilters Companion Diary to see which wonderful quilt they have chosen for the cover. They make their choice from the hundreds of patterns and projects they publish in their magazines. With lots of beautiful quilts to choose from I don't know how they decide.

So you can imagine my surprise and joy to discover they've chosen my quilt Yoyos a la Mode for the cover of Quilter's Companion 2017 Diary. Oh my goodness - what an honour!! I keep alternating between happy dancing and pinching myself to see if I'm dreaming.

It's certainly makes a bright and happy cover and will hopefully make people smile when they jot down important dates throughout the year.

This news is hot off the presses so I don't even have a real copy yet but they are on sale now - 
You can purchase a copy of the diary here 
or watch out for it in newsagents. 

If you would like to read more about Yoyo's a la Mode you go back in time to this post

As for fun dates ,  I'm looking forward to being at the QuiltNSW meeting this coming Saturday with my Whizz Bang! quilt. The guest speaker of the day is Sarah Fielke.  Elaine Lye will be doing a demonstration of embellishments and necklaces with buttons and beads. And the pop up shop is Kate Quilts. All in all it promises to be a fabulous day.