18 May, 2013

Thank you

Thank you for all your birthday wishes, I had a lovely birthday and lots of lovely pressies. I'm going to be enjoying lots of bits for my patchwork, some are still in the post and haven't arrived but....


My french neighbours bought me some gorgeous Oakshott charms and a lovely moda charm pack. I think I'm going to plan a lush quilt with my text charms/rainbow charms and these oakshotts mixed in. Any great patterns for charm packs ???

I had a quick go on the iron and love it, I'd have thrown an iron at DH if he had bought me one 5 or 6 years ago, now I love him for buying me one...lol how times change.
He went out and bought his own pressies too,

UntitledI had this cute USB key (see hints do work sometimes) and he bought a fab pressie...

yes he has gone one better than the bobbin winder and purchased me the electric bias binding machine, I tried it and it folds and irons the binding really well, I'm now waiting on a 11/2 inch single quilt fold tip and a 1/4" for celtic work, we may be adapting it slightly to add the adhesive strips.

I've been busy trying to make some prototypes for my Sample swop at retreat,
Sample swop prototype @fatquarterly
Back of prototype @fatquarterly would you be happy to get one ??? If I don't get a start on, i'll be panicking and stressing that my work isn't good enough, well I got good reviews for these cute small scissor holders, so I'm going with these. I've ordered some new embroidery needles and will hopefully get one or two done next wee, I only need to make 3 or 4 but am thinking it wouldn't do any harm to have some extras stashed about my person.
I'm also storming ahead with my name tag and have to make the lanyard and embroider the name when the thread arrives.

And this afternoon, my mum's taken the boy to stay with her and dad for the weekend, well actually until Monday, so dh, me and Amelia have the weekend to do as we please....I think A and I will have to tidy the sewing room and I'm going to sit and digest these lovely french mags I bought today
While Amelia plays with the sizzix and some card.

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  1. Sounds like a fabulous weekend plan. Your scissor keeper looks gorgeous too - maybe you should open an etsy shop???
    My day so far has been mostly spent scarifying the back lawn - and it's not that big!

  2. Happy Belated Pippa!! Nice birthday loot :)

  3. What lovely presents! I love your scissor keepers - I'm sure they'll be a big hit at the sample swap!

  4. I want to be in your group for sample swap. :)

  5. The scissors holder is so cut - and useful too!

  6. belated birthday wishes, see you have lots of goodies.

  7. Sounds like you got some lovely stuff and DH did well!


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