Or Saturday morning very early. Or whatever…
Anywho, first up I’ve got a couple of lovely giveaways to tell you about.
1. First from Sue, of Teddybuys, is the very sweet, and seasonal, Pumpkin:
2. And secondly, from Annabella at Kech Quilts, is a FQ bundle of Moroccan Mirage in the Marrakech colourway (which just happens to be where Annabella lives). Isn’t it pretty?
Now onto other things I finally finished that flipping skirt (you’ll notice my feelings towards it got rather more antagonistic as the week went on!) and I wore it today to the Scottish Quilt Championships, where I discovered a couple of things, first that the skirt needed a bar hook fastening on the waistband, and second that I’m at least 20 years younger than the great and the good of the Scottish Quilt Champs on a Friday ;o)
I attended one workshop on piecing, which I can’t show you because of the teacher’s paranoia that she will lose her copyright as soon as a photo hits the internet. As I wasn’t particularly attached to the project, or impressed with her, I will accordingly continue to not mention her or feature it… I did well on my shopping list, mundane as it may have been with highlights of basting spray and batting, and I came away with a fair chunk of change from my budget given that there was very little fabric grabbing me. Oh, and a new sewing machine. So perhaps I didn’t have change exactly… I’d like to show you a photo, but it’s so new, it’s not actually officially released until 1st October, and only officially hit the trade fairs today, however the guy from the shop that I got it from persuaded them that he might get business on it at the show too if they let him have one early. It’s a bigger Brother, with a larger throat, all the better to digest bags and quilts, and he very kindly did me a very nice payment plan on it interest free. I will show you it in all its just landed from Mars glory when it arrives next week…
A very new – in all ways – sewing machine. How very cool! And exciting for you too. Looking forward to the big reveal. I'm sure it'll get a good introduction to life with Katy as she sews!
A new sewing machine and coming away with change. It just does not sound right. May be the work shop was not for you, although is sounds like you had some good purchases.
Ooops! was that on the list or did it just fall into the shopping basket?
I was intreigued by the tutor not allowing photos, was it SO simple that by looking at it we could all copy it? And what if you made something based on the skill and gave it to someone, would you have to pass that ban on too? Sounds like she was a bit full of herself!
Glad you did you bit reducing the average at tge shiw!
Oh, come on and give us a peek! What did you learn?
I`m with Cindy – show and tell! Thanks for mentioning the giveaway!
How exciting – a brand new, not yet out, sewing machine. Bet you can't wait to get it home.
Oh Katy I'm so jealous. I'm making do with a machine that's probably older than you and here you go getting yourself a new one that's not even offical for another week. Can't wait to see what it looks like and I imagine that it'll give you even more incentive to sew. Hugs
I love to read your posts and here you explain things. I appreciate sarcasm and you are a master. Someday I hope we can meet in person. I do think we would get along just fine.
The new sewing machine sounds great! …and many thanks for mentioning Pumpkin!
Katy, Your fabric looks wonderful. Ok, I'm a wee bit envious! I have a sewing machine that is as old as I am and I can't even thread the thing yet! I vow by this time next year, I will be sewing.