these arrived last week, a lovely mug, two patterns, chocolates, tape measure and a couple of fat quarters. "Winning" is not one of my stronger points, so I was delighted to win and this was very generous of Maree.
But first....... one thing I always make a "Priority" on any quilt is a "Label" - how fun it is to look at down the track, as in this case for example!!!!
A visit to one my daughter's over the weekend, took me back some years when I was shocked she got out some "early" days things that either she started when she wanted to sew as a child , and which I helped finished. Just by looking at the fabrics one can tell how quickly fabric styles change.
This was a cushion she made when she was young and very keen to learn how to stitch.
Looking back it would have to be at least 13 years back now.
A bit of Debbie Mum fabric there I see - loved
this when it first came out.
Then a few years later she decided she wanted to make a quilt.
Starting was very productive, then it took a few years for her to get back to it, but it doesnt matter,
it was finished in the end and I helped her put it together back in 2007 and quilt to have it finished.
Gee back then, we didnt even have a digital camera, so I actually forgot about this one
and could believe it when I saw it tucked up under her coffee table - she has had it stashed somewhere all this time.
Then there was "leaving home" quilt - even this was only 6 years ago, but wow havent the styles changed now compared to the "Country style" back then!!!!
Again - so worth doing a label, as it brings so much joy looking at down the track - it was funny , I didnt remember either of these two quilts until they fronted, then the first thing I did was flip them to read the label!!!!
I have noticed on some blogs that you can put a "Tab" for things like - Swaps, Recipes, finished things or whatever - then list them under each of those tabs.
Does anyone know how to "add" these to the blog??
I have looked in "Page Layout" and "add a gadget"?? but after a few experiments still cannot find.
If anyone has any info on "how to" I would be very grateful.
Out shopping the other day ( a rare occasion these days) and came across these Spools for sale - from of all places "Blue Illusion"!! and they weren't only half price but marked down a further 20% so were a bargain.!!! A big bigger than the "ideal" size, but hey they make a great display and am bound to have some chunky something to use them for.
Well I have put one to use already.
Oh this silly wheel on the Scooter of my "Red Home" Quilt -
it was driving me mad as I had "overstitched" it (as pictured in a previous post), so I unpicked it and re-did:
now the tyre looks like someone has pumped it out of shape - oops !!!.
Oh well as Cathy would say - "It's only a Country Quilt"!!! so I can get away with it.