Monthly Archives: July 2013

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Blues……

Aah the blues………

001jpgThis lovely repro blue collection is on the shelf now  called Blue Variety  by Andover fabrics.  Lots of interesting patterns and shades.

Just a reminder:  SEWING MACHINE AND OVERLOCKER REPAIRS are now available at the shop

Cheers Mary

Mid way through July aaaaaahhhhhhhh

As the header says we are midway through July and where has the time gone?   My current theory is that we just keep adding jobs to our list and still expect to get it all done with the same amount of time allocated for just the day to day stuff.

Just imagine the money that could be made if  time was sold.  Gee that would open up a few more doors.

001jpg002jpgThis lovely collection arrived called Birdsong  a repro collection, proving to be quite popular already.

003jpgand this collection called Happy Jungle arrived a great childrens collection with bright colours.

004jpgI have just finished this little lap quilt called Wednesday Owls by Hot Possum, it was a bit of fun so when it comes back from being quilted it will be on display.

005jpgThe other interesting parcel that arrived was my order of pre-cut fabric hexagons. The collection is Happy go Lucky by Bonnie and Camille.   l whipped (hand pieced) up a small hexie quilt in 2 nights using the pre-cuts, the pre-cuts also come in white and porcelain which l have had in the shop for a little while. Quick,  you bet the hexagons (sold as Honeycombs) are 6 inches.  So l am off to add the borders now……..so l will show you later what it looks like.

Thats all , now l will try and get some more time……mmm….what about forget the housework………

Cheers Mary

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blogging it up

A huge amount of time just goes trawling through blogs and my big fascination Pinterest, like today l have spent the last hour playing with Pinterest looking at different topics…but that doesnt get the washing hung out, the bed remade , the vacuming done or the grocery shopping done.  What it does do though is give you some time to yourself, inspiration and talking points so the way l figure that, is that it cannot be bad for you.

002jpgA great collection arrived called” Gray matters”its fun.

001jpgthe colour on this post isnt great  not sure why but its part of the “Gray matters” collection.

collage locally grownYes l know that l have stated before that “l dont do animals” but l couldnt resist a new collecton called  Locally Grown.  It has a very retro look to it and teams up very well with Linen.

006jpgand l finished the quilt using “Circa”. As the collection is very busy and the flowers big, l just cut triangles using a Victorian Textiles template.  So l am quite happy with it.

I think thats all for today.

Cheers Mary