It has meant I've decided not to get involved with the Bloggers Quilt Festival. I have nothing new or wowy to share with everyone. I've also decided not to get involved with the SMS give away. Although I've been entering frantically when I see give aways from blogs I follow. It didn't really register it was on my radar until too late and to be honest last time I did participate I decided, on the advice given by SMS, to not request people became a follower for extra entries. Disappointingly, despite getting a tonne of comments from new people, none of them appeared to like the blog enough to stay. Which made me think at the moment I'd rather have give aways for regular readers rather than passers by. Talking of which my bloggy anniversary comes up next month and that's an excuse for a give away then if ever I saw one!
On Saturday, despite feeling pretty grotty I managed lunch out with a friend followed by the theatre. It was a lovely day out and the cast of Ladies in Lavender were fab, especially the two leads: Belinda Lang and Hayley Mills. I was a little bit star struck not believing I was sat about 10 feet away from the stage where Hayley Mills was performing.
My ticket and programme to Ladies in Lavender.
I haven't done much in the way of sewing due to these pesky health problems. But I've decided to piece the background to the ferris wheel using some lovely Sweetwater fabric I've had in my stash for ages.
Work in Progress on my Ferris wheel along.
I've also had my last couple of fabric postal goodies turn up. I really need to get on with using up some stash as I'm running out of places to store it! At the moment every thing that's been turning up has been popped into the lid of the box above, which is as deep as the box itself. It's also made me think of filling this box with some stash goodies and challenging myself to see what I can make only using the contents. After all for those new to sewing and without much stash or maybe those a bit cash strapped, it's encouraging just to see what you can make with a really limited stash. But anyway you want to see the fabric don't you!
The top row shows stuff from Sew Fresh Fabrics. More Flea Market Fancy this time in the reds and greens and the top green is destined for a bag. The Little Apples charm pack was a bargain and will be put to one side perhaps for a baby quilt.
Bottom row is my first order from Cindy's new shop: Fluffy Sheep Quilting. In one of the many launch giveaways I refused to say what I was eyeing up in the shop in case I caused a rush and she sold out. So now you can see exactly what I was coveting, plus some Kona solids. As for the Aurifil; All my attempts to win some to try, fell on the deaf ears of Mr Random Number Generator. So I decided to buy some.
Well, as they said at the end of some cartoons I used to watch as a kid. 'That's All Folks'...for now any ways.