Saturday, November 10, 2012

Dear Santa...a Craft Fair outcome!

Dear Santa,

Yesterday I went to the Adelaide Craft Fair and fell in love, and was wondering if you could help me out?  It'll only cost about $25,000 all up, but think of how much fun I could have lol

Yes people, I saw and fell in love with this little's a LA Quilting machine (Long Arm) and even though I'd need another room on the house, that's just a small detail right??? lol

It's approx $14,000 for the machine and the quilting frame, and another $12,500 for the computerised bit (sorry, can't remember the technical term for it!) but with the add on computer, it becomes automated and you can load it up and it'll quilt whilst you start sewing the next quilt cool is that?  I think it's just what a girl could if anyone has a lazy $50,000 lying around the place and want it put to good use, please email me lol

Now, for what purchases found their way into my bag yesterday.  I shopped around and bought a few things here, and a few things there....handing out Aussie Hero Quilts business cards as I went.

A nice selection of fat quarters, some destined to become parts of Aussie Hero Quilts, some are for quilts I hope to sell and some are going to become Owl Softies.  I got some great Nurse themed fabric by Loralie Designs from this seller.  All their FQ's are $3.50 each and they had a fantastic array to choose from....and I thought to ask if they were show special prices or if they're the same price in store...and guess what peoples, that's the regular price....all their bolted fabrics are $14 a metre, and I think she said they had over 2,000 bolts to choose from...Quilters Nirvana huh?  They are situated on Canterbury Road, Bayswater VIC so if you're passing by, I recommend you drop in and have a look....feel free to buy me pressies lol

You didn't think I'd just bought fabric did you?  Ha ha, tricked you, I got other 'stuff' as well, some retractable tape measures, some tape measure ribbon, a 28mm rotary cutter with 3 blades, and some nifty little embroidery (very sharp and pointed) purple of course (1 pair is mine!), which you can see below

But wait, there's more, I also got 3 patterns.  Gotta love the Owl Parliament one hey?

I had to take a 2nd pic of this one, not just because it's owly, but because you couldn't see it because of flash glare in the top cool, and it's by an Aussie Designer from over on Kangaroo huh?  I've got to get me a roll or a few packages of Applique stuff (vliesofix or similar) and I want to make one of these.....maybe not in those colours, but you'll have to wait and see what colours I decide on.

My feet and back are still sore today, but I thoroughly enjoyed my day out, but might wait a couple of years before attending again (gotta use up some of what I've got, to make room for more right?).  Hope you're having a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Sue's block from my tutorial

A few weeks ago, I popped up a tutorial for a Gothic Weathervane Block, and one of my bloggy friends, Sue Niven, successfully attempted it....and here's her block, didn't she do a great job????

Thanks for sending me a pic of your block Sue, sorry it took so long for me to pop it up on my blog (better late than never right?)  If you'd like to try the block out, you can click HERE or where the name of it is underlined above.

Sue does lots and lots of charity work, both knitting and sewing, and even obtains fabric and cuts it up and mails it off to quilters all over Australia.  A little birdie has even let me know that Sue is going to be showcased on Aussie Hero Quilts blog tonight, so be sure to go read more about Sue there, and maybe also take a look at what Aussie Hero Quilts & Laundry bags do, if you haven't my block of the month for instance (gotta love the subliminal plug for my BOM huh? lol)

Sunday, November 4, 2012

I've just linked up...will you be next?

I've just linked one of my recent posts up over at Designed by Dawn Nicole, will you be next to link up???

Leave me a comment if you link up too, so I know to go check yours out.


Belated Happy Halloween Humour

I know this is late, but I only just saw it on someone elses' blog and had to share it on my blog as it's so funny.  Pretty amazing cartoonist for back then hey?  Alot more skill than the computerised ones, as this would have been done with hours, and hours of drawing...blows me away...much like the owl at the beginning...hoot hoot

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Word Verification

I don't know about you, but I get mighty annoyed with the latest format of word verification on some blogs.....mainly Blogger ones.....I mean, how 'freaking' hard is leaving a comment supposed to be?

I'm thinking I'm not the only one, as I found the button I have over on the right sidebar (up the top) and had to share it.  If you want to read more about it, click on the button below and it will take you to the post by Lucy @ Charm About You and you can also grab your own button to put on your blog AFTER you've made sure word verification is off.

Charm About You

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Latest quilt for an Aussie Hero

I made a few of these JRR quilt tops a wee while ago, and wanted to get some made up into quilts, so tah-dah, here's #1.  I decided to make another quilt top for the backing, to make the quilt give the recipient a different look for his/her bunk.

This is the label, which makes up part of the D9P side of the quilt.

Here's the JRR side of the quilt.

Here's the D9P both sides are quite bright and scrappy time I'll make an extra couple of rows on the D9P so there's not so much 'black border' space happening....and maybe even adjust the size so no borders are required at all....what's the verdict????

How exciting, I've never linked any of my posts up (at least I don't remember doing it, apart for FNSI but that's a bit different) but I've linked this one up here.....TGIFF (Thank God It's Finished Friday)  I'm sure you've got a few minutes to spare, so take a couple of them and check out what everyone else has finished this week.