Friday, September 21, 2007

Fall arrives???!!!


Starting today with a little housekeeping information. I have had fairly significant interest in the dimensions and details on putting together the basting frame, obviously I am not the only one whose back doesn't appreciate the exercise! I will post that information tomorrow for all of you, easier that trying to email.


Had a fabulous day yesterday, as well as the massage and lunch....and the clothes shopping...the quilt shop was changing hands! 40% off everything that wasn't fabric and the fabric bolts she had left were half price for metre cuts. She also had my plastic coated Moda half price, so I had fun! The Gutermann thread was the big bargain, normally $14 for the big spools here, came down to nearly $8 so Robyn and I pretty much shared the big ones out between us. Even the DMC cottons were nearly half price, the hardest part was standing there and trying to desperately think what I needed!!!



Loved the jelly rolls, they were $20, 2 metres of fabric, so that works out quite cheap for here. I am thinking of making a shaggy from at least one.



Finished my maintenance off today by getting the roots matched to the rest of my hair, I don't feel quite as bad when I see how my poor battery hens are going. They went into a full moult shortly after arriving, lost even more feathers, if that was possible, and now they are growing feathers back in preparation for a new season of laying. Here is the one who reminds me of the pathetic hen on Foghorn Leghorn cartoons, (Priscilla??) politely enquiring of one of the normal chooks who does her roots???


Even though she doesn't look happy they are actually going very well here, they all venture out and socialize, also try to hang around my feet.

But the most exciting thing is that I mail today, my Four seasons quilt swap came and I REALLY love it, it was from Amy, the Calico Cat. Thank you Amy for the cowboy fabric I had been looking for as well, my boy was very excited!

It is a Fall swap, but it is actually the beginning of Spring here, I think I have been reading too many overseas blogs as i have talked to people here about it being Autumn!!!!! So this photo of my new quilt pretty much sums up my confusion!


Autumn quilts and spring buds!


Liked the setting so I thought I would put the engagement present I made today there as well. It is a pot holder for young farming couple, I figure anything that may motivate him to be domestic is to be encouraged!!

And for those of you who were a little confused, Joshua is my Godson, not quite my boy, but close!! He is the 5th of 7 children so I take pleasure in special treatment for him. Have a great day, Tracey

14 comments:

Lily said...

Tracey that sounds like a marvellous day! All that fabric and thread. And plastic-coated Moda too - haven't seen any of that here. I am just a little green right now!

Chookyblue said...

oh my goodness I am so jealous.........what bargains........your little autumn quilt looks great......is that rain clouds I see in the background.......

Bren said...

Your buys were all wonderful. I like the jelly roll too!
Beautiful 4 seasons swap piece and very clever to add some "male influence" to the pot holder..maybe he will use it.

Linda said...

You did have fun shopping, and yes those are good prices for Oz, and your 4SQS is lovely. What a neat idea with the pot holder.

Helen said...

Wow! What fantastic shopping bargins you snapped up! Very envious of those jelly rolls!

Dawn said...

Can't wait for the instuctions! Poor hen - she looks so sad, but I"m so glad she found a good home with you.

atet said...

Oh wow -- what great finds!!!! Love all of your treasures, your new quilt included. And yeah, this whole seasons being reversed on blogs thing is a bit confusing! But hey, just as you're getting leaves, we're losing 'em!

Sue said...

Terrific shopping bargains. Isn't it great when liberated chooks settle into their new home.
Can't wait to receive my 4 seasons quilt, this has been a fun swap.

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

wow, that was quite a sale. you were actually very restrained! that poor hen is so bedraggled and pathetic looking. glad to hear the battery girls are doing better.

Cheryl said...

I love your creativity in displaying your quilts and taking the pictures.

Gizmo said...

I just love the way you display your quilts for pictures...and they're beautiful. Great shopping treasures too!!

Sweet P said...

What a wonderful collection of goodies! I'm sure you will be enjoying them soon.

Amy's quilt is adorable. She always does nice work.

Susan said...

What a great day - I can't believe the thread is so pricey! I usually get the big Mettler for $4.99 when I'm in Lemmon, and $5.99 elsewhere. Great that you got some more of that plastic moda stuff!

Love the setting for your quilt pics!

Rose Marie said...

Love the setting you chose for showing us your quilts and your swap quilt is lovely.