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.
I have spent the day playing in the kitchen, nothing fancy. Cold meat and salad tonight, the kids are coming up to sleep. Have also put together a bit of a breakfast for friends tomorrow morning. The tables set and the house is tidy. Now all l need to do is wait for our guests to arrive, l've got some time up my sleeve which is always nice.
Did just want to drop you a line and say thank you. To those who read my blog and respond, thank you. To those of you who have ordered from my website, thank you. You have been very patient while l have worked on the web site and then sorted out the new computer.
To the the lovely ladies who come to my Sewing Circles, you have become my very good friends and l look forward to catching up with you each week. You make me smile, sometimes you make me cry, I truly love you being a big part of my life.
To the the lovely folk who l see at small quilt shows and stitching days. Thank you so much for stopping by to say hello, it's lovely when l get to catch up with you in person.
Can also say thank you to those who have collected items and dropped them off to me for Share the Dignity. It's such a worthwhile cause and it is so easy to help. To those who support the Monbulk Quilt Show by letting us display your quilts and those who mark it in their diary and show up on the day to see the lovely display we have put together. You are helping the CFA. And also to the team of ladies who have been helping me with Days for Girls, a feminine Hygiene Program, thank you. And to those who take part in The Biggest Morning Tea in May, thank you for your donations. It really doesn't take much to make a difference.
I hope you have a lovely time with family and friends. I look forward to catching up with you again in 2016. Mrs Martin's reopens on January 12th, until then. KXX
Like many of you l am sure l didn't get much sleep last night. The guests in the B and B behind us were chatting until 2 am this morning and again at 5.00am. It's very quiet around us and we could hear them loud and clear. They are lucky l didn't join in their conversation. Read till about 7 and then decided to put the hose on the garden. While l was doing that l noticed there was a body on the neighbour's nature strip. I am a bit of a chicken so got Ray up to see what was going on. There was no blood so l wandered over to see if l could help
The long and the short of all this is that this person was out like a light. So l rang the police to ask who we should contact. The bloke l spoke to said that it was probably a police matter and that he would wander over. In the mean time said body opened his eyes and mumbled, then went back to sleep. Eventually he sat up and was up for a chat. Turns out he was in a bar in Belgrave, he was as drunk as and decided that he would walk home. By the time he got to our place he had walked 12 kms. Apparently he said to his mate (who was nowhere to be seen) that he was tired and was going to have a sleep, so he dropped to the ground and there he stayed. Thank goodness last night was warm and he was OK.
He woke up slowly, we got him water and chatted until the police came. Found out that his shoes were killing him, they were not his walking shoes, they were in fact his dancing shoes. Said he didn't do much dancing but did a lot of drinking. The police took his name and were happy for us to drive him home, which was a 10 minute drive from here. He insisted that he could walk and we insisted that he couldn't He was so grateful, he shook Ray's hand and high fived him a couple of times. The l got a hug and a kiss and another hug and a high five and we were 'the best people'.
He was a lovely young man and very grateful for what we'd done for him. To be honest what really amazed me was that he could be seen easily from the road, it was light at 5am and not one car stopped to see if he was indeed okay and there plenty of cars that drove past him. You've just got to wonder sometimes.
I am taking $40 deposits for Summer School, l am looking for Cynthia Potter, Dawn Rutherford, Julie Howard, Elissa Gasson, Maureen Kidd, Sue Raymer, Alison Sutton, Yvonne Boyce. If you message me l can let you know how to pay your deposit.
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.