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