On facebook a friend told me that her Spotlight had dressmaking and quilting fabrics reduced to $2 a metre, so I went out today to see if my local had the specials too, They did! All their orange sticker fabric are $2 a metre. This is the lot that I bought, Some oddments but most of them are 3 metres of each. I spent a whopping $195 and when I got home I added up the original prices and that would have set me back $881 saving a total of $686. Now that is a good shop!
That is not the best bit though! Chatting with other customers in the queue I was able to hug a mum of an Aussie Hero quilt recipient, I gave her 2 hugs, one for her and one for her daughter. The quilts mean so much to them.
We have a new washing machine! After so many years of having a top loader that did nothing except for spin and everything having to be washed by hand, the spinner just stopped working, Had someone come out and tell us that it would not be worth fixing we browsed the internet, chose our model, went to the Good Guys last night and bought one. It got delivered today and fitted and the old one taken away. Happy days indeed!
Aussie Hero quilt request. Purple, pink, dogs and flowers.
Originally I was going to have a break from making quilts as I was not well, Now I am feeling better I feel I have the energy to take on another one. These are the colours I am going to work with.
If you look closely you will see that the green and white fabric is doggy, I will be using this for the leaves (applique) the pink and purple fabric will be flowers (applique). Quilt as you go blocks.
I have cut out all the pattern pieces for the cat purse I blogged about in my last post. This one is going to be donated to the Christmas party raffle for A.C.D.A. Grey wool outer and cream textured inner. I think that the more conservative colours will make it a wider appeal
This is the colours I will be making my bag out of.
I am really enjoying Tunisian crochet at the moment. Another baby blanket in the making.
This is the link to the You Tube video tutorial.
I have been out of action for a little while, Just pure exhaustion to tell the truth, I have had to get myself back on track. Making small thank you gifts for Spotlight and Savers staff for all the lovely service this year. Getting my sleeping pattern back to normal is a slow process.
This is a delightful free pattern for a kitty bag I plan on making for myself, this is the link.
I will be making mine in purple.