My egg money is my special savings for somewhat frivolous items that I do not absolutely need,( a salve to my conscience!!) The last big purchase was actually some calves because the man wanted cash, so I have put a few frivolous things on the mastercard since then to balance it out! Before that was my old sewing machine table. I had searched and saved for ages (because saving makes you appreciate it so much more) and was thinking that I really wanted to 'save' one, but people wouldn't let me save any, one house I visited had a beautiful Singer machine in one of the really good 6 drawer wooden cabinets on her verandah!!. Turned out it was her SIL's, and of course she wants it-but as of a week ago, after 2 years, it was still on the verandah!
As no-one was willing to let me save theirs and do it up, I kept searching until last year when the girls took me to our local antiques and coffee shop for my birthday and I found one that wasn't too dear and even though it didn't have the machine it had the lovely wrought legs and begged to be loved at my house. It now graces my entrance way and I love it. I also loved it that all the girls came back to the shop the following week for the paying and pick-up party!! The quilt in the photo was a friendship strips one with our group. I did on strip then it got passed around the group for the next 8 months and everyone matched the theme to certain monthly instuctions, ie size, incl. a home, have applique etc etc. I then put all the strips together and even hand quilted a lot. ( I had the flu!) I should try to get some photos of the other girls', they are all incredibly different.
MMmm, still thinking of a plan for those money box contents, perhaps I could just go in a fabric shop and say "$299 worth of mixed fabrics please?" Now that would be frivolous-but what fun!!
Sharing sewing rooms seems to be the thing at the moment so tomorrow I will gave you the virtual tour of mine. Here is it in it's "just made" condition a few months ago. Tune in tomorrow to see if it still looks like that!
Off to watch 7 brides for 7 brothers again with daughter, how great is that show and how nice are the quilts! I had completely forgotten it had quilts, or perhaps last time I saw it I still watched the people and didn't take more interest in the quilts in the background!!
Joy in daily living today, well the past few days- big Melbourne Cup Day lunch yesterday with friends, sad 2 are moving to Queensland but happy for them. Musical movies that also include quilts! The prospect of an afternoon sewing. Also I got the phone call yesterday that my book sponsorship is all go. Now I just have to work out the press and publicity. Cheers. tracey