The question on everyone's lips..... I love ric rac and sell it in all colours and sizes, my fav would have to be the linen ric rac. Have never known how you measure the width of the different ric racs until now.
Great to use when doing embroidery, simply run through your printer, press onto your background fabric and start stitching.
Then simply remove by submerging in warm water, agitate for 2 - 3 minutes and rinse thoroughly.
If I don't post I often get emails asking what is wrong. I gave myself a RDO yesterday. Ray and l planned our day out over the weekend and I was really looking forward to it.
But things don't always go to plan. When I let the dogs in in the morning poor old Basil had an 'episode'. He got the shakes and didn't seem to be with it. You may remember he had part of a tumor removed last October. We keep a close eye on him and worry if there are any changes. It was a visit to the Vet yesterday. Blood was taken and he had a thorough check up. We should ghet the results today.
We still managed a quick trip into town and enjoyed a lovely Greek lunch in Richmond.
I was going to add Buy Now carts (payPal) to each of the new patterns I add to the blog BUT obviously I need to complete some sort of degree. If I find an explanation in plain English explaining how to do it some time soon then I will have a go.
We will be offering our first Paper Caper Class sometime in Term 4. Jennifer is working on a lovely 6 point star that she is going to pop into a frame. Perfect considering Christmas is just around the corner. Of course she will have other ideas about what you can do with the block.
A kit will be provided. I will let you know the date as soon as I hear from our Paper Caper Queen - Jennifer.
We are planning to offer a different Paper Caper Class each term so stay tuned.
The other day I asked for ideas for names for the new Paper Piecing classes we are offering - starting in Term 4. We had lots of different names sent in to us, thanks to all who sent in a suggestion. We have settled on Paper Caper. It's easy to remember and a bit of fun.
So congratulations Julie. Email me and I'll pop your prize in the mail.
This is a big week in Melbourne. Our football grand final is on on Saturday. We are heading off to spend the day with friends to watch it on a big screen.
To be honest I don't know what's come over me. I use to detest football, now l love it. But I know there are people out there who can think of nothing worse than spending the afternoon watching the game. Why not wander up to the shop, Bron's working all day, 9.30am to 3.30 am in fact. The roads will be quiet so you will get here in no time! The door is always open and the urn always boiling.
By the way, l am barracking for the Hawks, my second best team. Go Hawks!
My friend Jen - the lady behind Jennifer Knol Designs has just discovered the joys of Paper Piecing, using the wonderful packets of papers from Busy Fingers.
At the moment she is working on some designs, saw one the other day and I know you'll love it.
Next year we are looking at offering a class once each term. But we need to come up with a name. Can't use Playing with Paper because that's already taken. If anyone can come up with an idea we'll consider it and offer one of Jen's patterns as a prize if your name is chosen.
March, April, May Calendar I am away from Saturday April 15th until Monday May 8th. going on a road trip with seven other ladies from Chicago to Nashville. Along the way there will be a quilt shop or 2 and 4 days at the Paducah Quilt Market. I will be posting my adventures on the blog and Facebook.
The shop will be closed during that time.