Sunday, 25 June 2017

Wise Words?

It's another Sunday Sewing. Patchwork Party today.
We get to stitch all, all, all day with friendly chatter and a few giggles, no doubt.
We have a lovely lady coming to prepare a fabulous lunch and we'll have cake!
 Woop-woop!... Sounds very retreat like doesn't it!!!
And so off I go... I need to pack and prepare!!

Friday, 23 June 2017

Another Advert For 10%

You might be tired of me saying this (?) but I really feel that I have to tell you, confess, once again... 
Lots more fabric arrived!!! 
and there's another shipment due in later today!!! I am finding myself hiding when I see a delivery van arrive!! 
I even got Carol to sign for the fabrics that arrived yesterday! 
I think I am in denial, ha!
I have had to fill up not only one 'Temptation Trolley', 

but TWO 'Temptation Trolleys'... Yes 2!
More Bitty Bolts (Bitty Bolts = bolts with only small amounts of fabric on them) have been found/created and placed on the "Temptation Tables"
So, even though we emptied a lot of bolts already, the 10% off for finishing a bolt has to continue for a few more days... 
No wonder I can't sleep!!!

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Crumbs And Mile-A-Minute Workshop

Today I went out and about. PM Pam and I were invited to go to teach a workshop to a lovely group of quilters over in Market Drayton, Shropshire... It was a hot and sticky day really but that didn't dampen the fun. These are some of the scrappy blocks they made... Lots of the ladies didn't want to go home, they wanted to continue sewing so Pam and I left them to it. Thank you for the invite ladies, you were a fun bunch... lovely cake too!!

Monday, 19 June 2017

Quilty Quarters

Actually the picture was taken just outside the window of Quilty Quarters... which was wide open to stop me from melting!!  Can you see me in the shadow? What a beautiful weather weekend!! And we will continue to slowly melt for a few more days yet... fabulous! So, my Hidden Wells quilt borders are all on and finished for now... I have a plan for a further border but the scrappy quilt I was working on before will have it's borders stitched first... then if I have had enough of applique after that... this quilt won't be finished with plan A but finished with plan B... ha! Pleasing my very own self again!!! The picture doesn't show quite how bright this project is... the colours are all vibrant really... Alison Glass fabric plays beautifully with Art Gallery Fabrics!!!
I had more fabric delivered to my very own quilt shop... We are loving these alphabet panels with their co-ordination fabrics... all with lower case letters!!! As requested many times...

Q is for quilt!
Woof!!

More of the Scandi Advent panels came, I ran out you know!!! Nothing like a bit of festive stitching while you slowly melt!

2 of my customers have upgrades their sewing machines to the wonderful Juki DX7 so they are looking to sell their Janome sewing machines This one at £175.00 would be perfect sewing machine for anyone just starting out. It does and has everything you need... even the extended sewing table... As does the 607 model which is also for sale.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Stitching News, With Tooting

Queen Jacquie is first up with a totally toot-toot-able, fabulous and finished project. She attended a workshop recently to get this started. At 26"-28" a fabulous and luxurious cushion! Setting blocks 'On Point' always makes thing larger than planned, especially in this case... but it looks so good!!

Princess Jackie finished her fabulous and quirky Under The Sea quilt... beautiful bright colours, expertly appliqued. It's a Fishy Fishy Fishy quilt pattern from The Red Boot Quilt Company though Jackie omitted some of the original designs to keep control of the size. PMS... gotta love a bit of Pleasing My Self!!

Lots of people have been learning the No-Waste Flying Geese method in the classroom... such an impressive method and easier than easy!! So Jackie wanted to try too... A fabulous backing was created!!... Toot toot toot Jackie... another amazing quilt!

New Sue announced the finish of this cushion... very happily. She reminded us that it was started a very long time ago... sometimes, real life gets in the way of our productivity and we just have to 'go with the flow'... I think she is back on track now... so we give our Toot toot toot fanfare for this fabulous and finished cushion... with hand quilting to boot!

PM Pam spent her morning quilting... she usually sits near the window during her classes and if/when that sun decides to shine, it's a little warm over there... especially with a large alphabet quilt draped over your very own self! So, by way of a change in the afternoon and to learn how to free-piece letters, Pam made this festive treat!

New Sue declared that it is taking her longer to make this little Doll Bed quilt than it takes her to make a full sized kiddy quilt... and I believe her!! but it is going to be a very lovely little bed for that dolly.
I've had notification (warning!) of more fabric deliveries, including Batiks, one small box is due today actually... not to mention 2 more rolls of 120" wide wadding, more rolls of Bosal In R Form, and a new Juki DX7 sewing machine for a lovely customer... also due in today... I have no idea where I will put it all... and I will not worry about that now... it's too late!
BUT... I am going to continue to take 10% off the price of your fabric piece if you empty an entire bolt for me. 
I have filled the terrific trolleys with 'bitty bolts' for you, including lots of Christmas/festive designs, so you can easily find bolts with not much fabric on them... but the offer does include all of the fabrics in the shop.

Kids Quilt Patterns have 25% off the marked price... and there are loads to choose from.
All Lazy Girl bag patterns (my favourite bag patterns) have been reduced in price, substantially... because the warehouse had a clear out and I scooped them all up!!
And... just because I can (and I have to!) my Temptation Trolley has been filled up with very tempting temptation!! fabrics starting at £5.00 per metre in fact.

It's very warm and sunny here in the Staffordshire Moorlands so you gardeners will be happy!!... Have I tempted you enough to come shopping for fabric and patterns??
Have a lovely day what ever you do... won't you...