While shopping with my hubby's Nan in Spotlight, I picked up some Denyse Schmidt fabrics. Nan thought they were so gorgeous and said I was such a clever kid (nice at 41), to choose fabrics that look so nice together.... she didn't know they're from the same DS range. Nan's 90th is coming up in a week or so, sadly we can't get to her place up in NSW due to the floods, but I know she will love her swoon quilt. Here is the start.....
Okay, like everyone I am extremely time poor... hence only blogging once a fortnight. My work life is out of control, I've taken up another hobby, I've joined two committees and I'm learning another language so I am quite taken with baby quilts at the moment. Little pieces come together on my board and they can be pieced so quickly. I love it!! It's satisfying to finish something, albeit, something very small.
I was laughed at by a friend the other day when I told her about my Gant chart for my unfinished or planned quilts. It tells me when I can start and when I need to finish a quilt. For instance, I know I have until the beginning of March before I have to start something I want to finish at the end of April..... I think it's pretty cool..... but then again, I am a bit of a nerd..... hmmmm not quite Sheldon Cooper, more like Leonard Hofsteader.
We've been having a big clean out around here, (except for Mumma's sewing room) and I came across a book in my son's book shelf that we read nearly every night for years and years. I sat on the floor and read it to myself... the end I was a blubbering mess. I was given this book when we had Bravo's Great Grandkid, 8 years ago.
It's a little tale about the love a parent has for their child.
I know I am banging on about it, but this is a fabulous book that will make you cry.....
Today I took a well earned annual leave day for my birthday. I planned the day starting with helping in a craft class with my son's class. Then off to a favorite quilt shop an hour away for 2 hours of uninterupted serious fabric shopping..... bliss. All was perfect until I remembered with a shudder that this quilt shop tear your fabric off the bolt. I feel the tear everytime and it always annoys me that there are always threads everywhere. I'd been given money for my birthday to spend on fabric. I bit the bullet and asked the lady if it would be at all possible to cut my fabric, not tear.... a fairly innocent question....not too unreasonable. She said no.... Huh? Really? Ok, tear away, I thought.... Tear away for the last time. I got home, squared up my fabric, cleaned up all the loose threads and low and behold all of my pieces of fabric were well short of what I had actually requested. Not happy, not fair, not ever going back.
It is easier to shop online sadly, no travel, cheaply well cut fabrics. Sad huh?
I think I've banged in about this before. Sorry, just gave me the shits!!
All that aside, I got loads of gorgeous fabrics. I'll post pics tomorrow