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.
13 years ago my life changed. I left teaching and opened Mrs Martin's Quilt Shop. For some reason l wasn't nervous about making this change. It's turned out to be the best decision l have ever made.
The shop has evolved over those 13 years, the second best thing l have ever done in my working life is to become a home based business. This has given me the opportunity to pack the car on weekends and take the shop to stitching days or quilt shows. I have met the loveliest people along the way, they are not just customers they have become my friends.
To all those who come to Sewing Circles or just pop into the shop, chat to me on Facebook or shoot me off an email, invite me to set up a table at their stitching days or quilt shows thank you.
Got my box of goodies today for the Biggest Morning Tea which l will be hosting at the end of May. The mugs are available again this year. I won't be putting my order in for ages but if you would like me to add you to the list l will get one in for you. I will need an order of 10, otherwise l am going to be hit with a massive postage bill. I will notify you when it arrives which should be early in the second week of May. This is the 2017 cup....
Mugs are $11.00, $1 of that goes towards the postage.
I have just signed up to sell Phoenix Cards, saw a selection of them at the Monbulk Quilt Show and think they would be perfect for my customers. There is a nice range for me to choose from and they are reasonably priced. I will let you know when they arrive.
I have so many people to thank, so here goes......
The 100 show bags are always a hit and they were again this year. So many people helped make these bags special. I have a number of suppliers who donated goods for the bags, there were templates, 1/4inch rules, haby, fabric, button packs and lots of other bits and pieces. A number of designers donated patterns, enough for one in each of the bags, by the way, the bags were donated by Gavin. There was also a basket of patterns that guests could go through until they found one that suited them.
And there was a Specials Sheet for everyone who walked through the door. Hope you discovered so bargains from some of the Monbulk traders, a big thank you to those who came on board.
The bags all went early, l think the system we tried this year worked well, you arrived early, paid your money and got your bag and a stamp. This freed people up to wander around the Market Stalls or visit the Quilt Cafe.
Thank you to all the lovely ladies who entered their quilts in the Monbulk Quilt Show. I thought each and every one of you were winners, you helped make the show brilliant. However we had some great donations and we were able to make up some lovely prize bundles.
Tina Grindal received the Viewers Choice for her quilt Paradise in Bloom, quilt number 60.
Cheryl Meyer came Runner Up with her quilt Caswell, quilt number 25.
Congratulations to you both.
The raffle prizes this year.....
1st prize goes to Kerrie Anderson
The quilt that was kindly made by Leanne Rawson, one of my customers and Lisa from Fig n Berry did the quilting for us as she does every year.
The Quilters Hamper was won by Laila Devers
The Mixed Hamper was won by Myrna.
Congratulations ladies, you can pick your prizes up fromMrs Martin's Quilt Shop.
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.