Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Unforgetable quilt class

Because after my class I ended up ill stuck in bed for 2 days then stuck on my chair for another 2 days helpless. I managed to drive myself to the doctor and found out i had a nasty case of strep throat. I could not swallow.
I have to say it was murder to swallow. I had the most lovelyist doctor there is. She was very gentle and caring. I know all doctors are, but this lady was the friendlyist I have even been treated by. She even asked me if I wanted my medication in liquid form... I darn near cried when she asked me this, I nodded with puppy dog eye filled with tears on my face. She even offered me n ice cold water drink as she knew I was very thirsty.
4 days no sewing. Mind you I have not been well enough to do anything till today. I cannot wait when I am 100% better again. The smallest job is very draining, one would not think so as it is your throat, but I had aches all over my body and could barely move. We seem to think I caught this from the quilting class as before then I was fine.  It was still a fun day sewing with everyone tho..

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Class day and vent...

Was yesturday, but was too tired to post, so left it for today. Good news and bad news.

What do you want first?

Bad news first huh? Okay.... Bad news is..with all this stress happening on the farm..(will get to that) I forgot to pay for my quarter inch foot and folded my class instructions needed for that class with the quarter inch foot and put them in my bag. When it came to class day she was right in my face accusing me of stealing saying how hurt she was after all they did for me and how bad the store is doing right now etc. I was very happy to pay for it and did straight away. I am no theif it was completely by accident. Then for 2 days I was looking for my 5 inch tumbler template..just happened to look up and there it was pinned to my cork board. I had forgotton I put it there!

Good news.. I had an awesome time at oour quilt class. Rhonda Chandler from Australia (I think) that is a wholesaler/quilter for Floriani Embroidery was here to promote their product and held some classes. I went to her Aplique Sampler class. Here is her finished project...

This is Rhonda's.

Here is mine...

Not much huh? Was an all day class too. 9.30am to 3pm. We did however made samples for our own sample book of Floirani product line, like embrodery samples like a free standing butterfly on wet and gone. A redwork flower on linen and a anchor and rope on linen. I started the applique but then wanted to do the items the other ladies were doing as I was the only one making the applique wall hanging and felt out of sorts.

Rhonda is the lovely lady on the far right hand side wearing a pretty purple shirt and skirt. I am the one taking the photo so you cannot see how fugly I is :P

But here is my sewing/embroidery machine sewing the butteryfly..

You can see a couple of the flowers ready and waiting for the butterfly to finish. But then it was time to come home.

Was a lovely day other then being accused of theifting.

i forgot to say why it was a stressful day. My stepson has been fired from his farm managers job. Afew days later his boss which is also his uncle, had him by the throat and darn near choked him! Thank goodness he filed a report incase something else happens. We are thinking of leaving too, will be trying hard to pay off our bills and credit cards then we are going to fudge off before anything more happens. We feel The boss has lost his marbles. I guess that is no excuse to forget to pay for the 1/4 inch foot, but everyone was busy chatting and no one was going to serve me and was talking about the class and getting some prices on batting. But I did pay for the foot and told her I had full intention of paying. I will be extra careful when there and make sure no one is busy so I can pay and not be accused again. I should have been more careful.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Dear Jane..

I have just recieved my first months fabric for the first 3 blocks for Dear Jane BOM - Rainbow. I have had this book for afew years. What better way to get started but to join this BOM and sew along with others! I will place some photos in the posting tomorrow as my sinus is giving me h3ll right now. I am just excited to tell you about it!
I am also hopping to join the Quilters Gallery swap and chain. Fingers crossed! I have submitted the information, just waiting to hear back now.

Here is a peek of my first kit from Twiddletails, Anina is one very friendly lady!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Guess what..

We interupt this ramble to bring you an announcment...electric fences are just that..electric. They do and will bite your a$$ when climbing the fence where you are not suppose to and get bitten. i have the scarburn hole, hole in my trousers to prove it. Only thing hurt is my pride.

1 2 block(s) are now finally finished..

3 more to go.  What do you think? Or have I scared you away from the horror of previuos photos?

Thursday, March 17, 2011


I warn you...this is NOT for sensitive hearts...

This is my hobby/sewing room. I did warn you. I feel it is not a mess, it is organized kaos.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

It is official..

I have startitis and finishphobia in quilts. I have started another 2 projects and still have not finished any. I am not addicted.
I cannot help it if I happen to stumble across a tutorial I just MUST start! It's your fault to feed my appetite in making the tutorials for people to come across that we have to start! :p

I have started This project and this project I tell you I am not addicted, just trying the measurements to see if they are correct...yea thats it, one must find out if its right, right? cannot have a tutorial that just might have a typo or or or might be wrong or or or  dont like that fabric so you must try that awesome...sweet...must start it project in your pick of fabric to see if it looks nice, yea...i like that..see not addicted at all..

Friday, March 11, 2011

I just saw this ..

Pay It Forward 2011 Blog-style!

I promise to send something handmade to the first 3 people who leave a comment here. To be eligible, you must also post this in your blog, offering the same thing to 3 other people. The rules are that it must be handmade by you and it must be sent to your 3 people in 2011.  If you're game, leave a comment and sometime this year, I will surprise you with something handmade.

I know I'm doing something similar on facebook. So if I'm doing something for you on there, you don't need to respond here. However, for the first three who do respond here, I'll make you something and send it/give it to you sometime this year. :) Don't forget, put this on your blog and continue paying it forward. :)

I think this is a very heart warming idea!

Saturday, March 5, 2011


I have 5 followers already? WOW! I am so excited! HI everyone!

I hope tomorrow (monday 7th March) my fabric will be here from here and here I cannot wait!

Thursday, March 3, 2011


do I torture myself?? Buying items then want them yesterday! I so cannot wait for my fabric to arrive!

Now I need to find out how to add blogs I enjoy to read, hmm..

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Gone and done it..

Bought some more fabric..not that I really need some! But we can never have enough right?! I just need to wait for the mail man to deliver them then I will take some photos and see if I can put them on this thing somehow. I know it can be done as I have seen other people show their fabric!