Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Inspirational Quilting Video’s

I just love quilting videos here is a selection of my favourites that have come thru my mail box  this week. So grab a tea or coffee and get inspired.
and last  video this week
a cartoon  with a quilting theme
Have fun sewing
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Back in My Sewing Room

Party smile
Its been a hard week getting walking again but worth it , so  I  have been concentrating on that  & I haven’t done much sewing this week. 
However,  I have moved all my stuff out of the lounge room and I’m back in my sewing room.
Now  waiting for me was a few alterations & some mending  to be done before I can play in there again.
  1. DS left his split trousers to be fixed -
  2. A pair of brand new undies worn once, DH pulled thread on & elastic came away, needed stitching back on -   
  3. Purchased online some new summer tops that need a few adjustments
    1. Purple stretch top with beautiful non stretch lace around hem…..cant sit down in it. Some designers just don’t think.
Solution: put splits in sides.
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2. Purchased & T-Shirt which was described as aqua in colour  but what arrived its more aqua mint…I don’t really wear green well.
Solution:  Purple purple buttons on it seen purple is a favourite colour. I really like this solution     Open-mouthed smile
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3.  Purchase a  dress which look terrible on me… way too big across shoulders. Solution:  pleats in the shoulder, cut of and make into a long length top, take in at side seams to give it more shape.
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Mending & Alterations done!!!!!!!!!
now lets have some fun
Have fun sewing
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Monday, 7 November 2011

accuquilt giveaway

want to win an accuquilt  cutter
have a look at this generous giveaway

have fun sewing

Houston Quilt Show products

My mail box was full this morning with exciting news from The Houston International Quilt show.
so I thought I would share the video links.
have fun watching as I did
  1. Heat Press Batting product
    • I think I want some of this
  2. Clover wonder clip
    • Yep need these too
  3. Clover fuse and Bind
    • I can see a use for this
  4. Clover Fuse and Gather
    • Not sure I need this one
  5. Jenny Haskins
    • Love her work
  6. Prescenia
    • Never heard of these threads
  7. Doug Antler Patterns
    • Interesting
  8. Moda YMCA fun
    • Just some fun
  9. Flip Flop Block
    • Clever idea
  10. Trace and Create template from Nancy Zieman for a eTablet or Paper Tablet
    • Love this...good way to use all those clover products I  buy
  11. Suzanne McNeill Zentangles
    • Must try this
  12. Moda Booth walk
    • Get a pen & write down the stuff she mentions you like so you can look it up
  13. Moda Fabric Booth Walk2
  14. Fixon Pens
    • These are the best I use them all the time
  15. American Jane 
    • Love the school days quilt
  16. Kanas Troubles
    • Love the honey bun ideas, & round table topper
  17. Laundery Basket Edyta Sitar
    • love her work
  18. Deb Strain
    • pretty
  19. Jan Patek
    • great ideas
  20. Me ans My Sister
    • very pretty colours
  21. Sweetwater 
    • love heart strings & the sewing words..will have to look for those
  22. United Notions
    • Love all the tools
  23. Bunny Hill
    • Love the snowman quilt
  24. Kathy Schmitz 
    • I think i want that book
  25. Primitive Gatering
    • great designs
 Hope you  got some useful info from those links from Moda,  I know I did.

Update on my foot: Had the stitches out 3 days learning to walk again on a numb foot after nerves where affect..its a very slow process...the nerve sensation in my foot will return slowly the surgeon said... and is saying operation was successful, but its hard to believe when you can not feel anything with your foot. So am off work a little longer than first thought....looking at this positively I can do some more sewing..:-)
have fun sewing


Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Fabric stash

Day 12 of sitting with my foot up
I'm so over this now !!!!!!!

I've had some interesting days  just sitting.
I've cuddle my pussy cats; Misty & PC
I've cuddled the new puppy;  Sugar
I've started a few sewing projects
I've read lots online 
I've blogged

I've taken photos & videos 
I've watched a lot of TV & movies
I've done some shopping online

which brings me to what happened last night.

Australia doesn't do Halloween  like the USA
but retailers have been pushing it over the last few years to get us involved.
So let me set the scene
Me in my chair, foot up
DS & His GF & DH all in our lounge room
 its just on dusk
 there is a  knock on our front door, & another knock  & another knock
DH says I'm not getting it, DS says its trick or treaters
still another knock getting louder
then quiet as we all ignore the knocks
we hear a car door slam
 we start talking about how the kids are getting driven around by their parents to get treats
I ask can you please check I cant stuck in this chair
now this is where it gets funny
Its not the trick or treaters  but my local delivery man
Trying to give my a few parcels....ooops  my online shopping deliveries while my DH is here
DH says what have you been buying now......
DS opens door to delivery man & apologises
 saying we thought he was trick & treating
lucky he is a lovely man & just laughs....
 he is running really late, he has never delivered this late, only at Christmas
DS brings me the package the very large package....
Well looks like I got the treats
check out what he bought me

yep fabric for my stash
what a great treat

now I found a great website

and I got all this for $90  - 100 fat quarters all different
I am very pleased
they are prefect for all my applique work
now here is Australia  a fat quarters average from $3 to $7
so you can see why I 'm a happy girl.

now I have to get DS to stash it in my sewing room.
I think I will have to reorganise my stash
when I get back into my sewing room with this little arrival.

Have fun sewing

Giveaway- Accuquilt baby Go and 3 dies

This giveaway is open to everyone everywhere – not only in the US, but around the world.

Have fun sewing