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.
Arrived today. We have a bolt of floral that's perfect for borders or sashings or for any other part of the quilt for that matter. We also have the Promo packs - 5 inch squares. They come in at a great price too - $20.00 on the bolt , the promo packs are $17.00 each.
I love watching Simon Baker - The Mentalist, very cute but very short or so l thought. That friend Sue who is the other Shawn Mullins fan googled his name and found out he's 6'1", a very acceptable height. So he is my pin up boy at the moment.
Funny isn't, he looked short on the small screen....
I am off into the city tonight to a Shawn Mullin's concert. I have loved his music for years. None of my friends know who he is, he sings Shimmer if that's any help. I am singing it as a write. Anyway a couple of years ago l discovered that one of my friends Sue - from Friday night stitching loves him too. A couple of months ago she emailed to tell me he was doing a concert and tonight is the night. Cost - $25.00 and that includes a $2.50 booking fee, bargain!
We suspect we may be the only people there so l am hoping for a pic with him.
Yesterday l spent the day with 30 very nice women at A day of Stitching which we hold in the church across the road from the shop.
It was a perfect day for stitching - it rained as they predicted. We started the day with a lovely morning tea, sausage rolls and muffins. I then did my little talk about what was in the goodie bags. One of my teachers Lisa joined us and gave the girls some great tips and techniques about hand piecing. She then spent time with small groups of ladies, answering any of their questions and getting them started.
We stopped for a delicious home cooked lunch. Quiche and salad followed by a very yummy lemon tart. Oh and forgot to mention there were plates of shortbread and rumballs to have with coffee.
During the day we looked at some of the projects ladies had finished through out the year. Lots of oohing and ahhing there. We were also lucky enough to see some of the brand new samples from Viv's Creations and Fig n Berry Designs. I'll post pics on the blog as soon as the patterns are ready which should be sometime this week.
A couple of thank yous. One to one of our Thursday girls - Sharyn. She did all the catering for us. We love Sharyn. And another big thank you to Sheryl, Judy and Ros for staying behind and helping Ray and l pack up. I think l'd still be there if it wasn't for you girls.
We've made a few changes to the 2011 Fabric Frolic which l think people will enjoy. Each shop is responsible for designing a small project. I am by no means a designer but l have had a lot of fun putting my project together. Couldn't help myself, it's a Christmas project. Never too early to start Christmas things if you ask me. Will hopefully get it off to the framers next week and will post a pic as soon as it comes back. More details about the Frolic will be available soon.
What l can tell you now is the dates - starts on Friday January 21st and finishes on Monday February 7th.
Ray has headed into the opera tonight. He goes a couple of time each year. This year its about a week earlier than last year. And how do l know. Because he came home early complaining of a stomach ache. And the rest as they say is history......
With all that has happened this year l've got to say it's flown and it's ending a lot better than it started for us.
On the weekend we took Jennifer Knol Designs to the Australian Quilt Market. Take a peek at our stall.
We've brought back with lots of ideas for 2011. Of course while we were at the show we caught up with some of our favourite people. Gail Pan is going to be teaching a class here in Term 1. Pam Spurway is also going to offer a Heritage Quilting class here in the first half of 2011. This class has always been popular when Pam has taught it in other shops. She of course is the lady behind the Cottage Garden hand dyed threads. We were having a chat and she said she misses teaching dearly. The great thing about the class is it is all done on a normal, no frills sewing machine. And she says as long as you know how to use your machine she can teach you. There are only 8 place available. In the next few days I'll let you know when and how much.
Oooh, 2011 is going to be a great year. I can just feel it.
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.