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.
Finished rearranging the shop this morning, just need to do a little bit of dusting and give the place a good vac. The newsletter needs to be proofread, should be on line by the end of tomorrow.....and no that is not an April Fools joke!
I am heading home now to work on a sample for the kids class we are offering on Friday 15th of April - the first Friday of the school hols. Kids are welcome to come and work on the project with their mum, their aunt or their gran. Hopefully I'll have something to show you and a few more details by the end of the week. Thanks for that idea Melissa.
School holidays begin next week. That means it's time to start rearranging the shop. I started tonight so l'm just warning you that if you visit in the next few days there may be stuff everywhere. But l promise by Friday it will be spic and span and everything rearranged. Well worth another visit.
Pam Spurway is offering her Heirloom Machine Quilting Workshop here on Saturday April 16th, 9.30am - 3.30pm. All you need is a basic sewing machine and a stippling foot.
This is a great class if you haven't done much in the way of machine quilting. Morning and afternoon tea are provided, there will be a lunch break during the day. Cost: $100.00. Let me know if you'd like to join us.
I was out walking this morning and l was attacked by a rogue gum nut that was on the path. Took a heavy fall and have done something to my ankle. Ray has strapped it up, glad he decided to be a teacher, his medical skills are very poor.
The warning is excercise can be very dangerous. Have never done that while l am stitching.
Finally got a call from Gabrielle, she's the lucky winner of our Quilt Raffle. She was visiting the town on Saturday and just happened upon the Monbulk Community Quilt Show. Congratulations Gabrielle. Just a reminder that we raised $850 from the raffle. This will be donated to the Monbulk Rotary Picnic Area.
You may remember the the quilt called Under the Sea on display at the Quilt Show last Saturday. We had so many comments about this quilt that l had to share it with my blog readers.
The quilt was made by Megan and Erin. They made it for a school project. Megan designed the quilt and she and her friend Erin worked on it together. They dyed and painted fabric, they appliqued using different fabrics so that the quilt had texture. They used the free motion quilting technique to make the quilting lines look like the motion of the sea.
The thing that amazed everyone was that Megan and Erin are only 9. They share the finished quilt, it moves from one house to the other every few weeks.
Congratulations Megan and Erin. It's lovely to see such young people taking our wonderful hobby.
If you need anything at all sharpened drop it off at the shop first thing tomorrow. Julian will be in some time during the day to sharpen your bits and pieces. And believe me there is nothing nicer than having sharp bits and pieces.
We have had to cancel our Friday night of fun at Jenny's Shop this Friday night. It has been rescheduled for Friday April 15th, 5.30 onwards. Champagne and nibbles provided. If you make a purchase you name goes in the drawer for a gift voucher. Last time we did this it was a lot of fun. Why not pencil it in to your diary?
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.