Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Easter has wizzed passed and soon it School Holidays

Well that was Easter,
Done and Dusted for another year.
I know it is a time to relax and enjoy family and friends but I don't quite managed that.
Friday was a day that I started hoping for a sleep in but due to a gorgeous new puppy
I wasn't quite able to manage that and didn't really enjoy the 5 am crying session.  He is in with our older dog Buckley and I sillily thought they would keep each other company.
Meet Cosi our newest member
Mum and Dad came to visit for Easter and it is always fun having them share my family.  DH and Nbr 2 went to Melrose camping for a Landrover Show.  Nbr 1 has started working and had 2 shifts over the weekend and there was NO WAY my daughter Nbr 3 was going to a car show - I'm seriously Mum Landrovers arrgghhh...
Saturday I participated in the Waikerie Markets.  I haven't done this for a few months and it was lovely to see so many people in town. 
Waikerie was quite busy this Easter - we had BikeSA in town staying at the local Rec Centre oval, the overflow park of our local Caravan Park opening again - this is due to some long awaited upgrades soon with a new jumping pillow and toilet amenities coming soon.   Our town really needs this development - we have the nicest river frontage in the Riverland (well I think so)
Not the best shot but still beautiful - free BBQ shelters, grassed river frontage, toilets, playgrounds.
Have just wrapped up two days of my Annual Easter Sale - it was a fantastic, fun filled two days.  Meeting new people and seeing the lovely fabrics that people bought.  The new quilt projects that people are looking at doing.  The understanding husbands, kids that were happy to come and drink tea/coffee, play with the dogs, chooks and cats whilst their  better halves shopped.
I have decided to leave the End of Bolts/Older Ranges bolts at $10 per metre and still have quite a few bolts left so there will always be a bargain at Nays Place.
Am enjoying the new arrivals - this week it was Kaffe Fassett, Tanya Whelan, Tim Holtz and Panduro Fabrics (these are 140cm wide - great value)
A mixed bag - all $25 per metre

The new Panduro fabrics 140cm wide
Am still competing The Splendid Sampler
and will be spending a bit of time this week playing catch up.
This is a fantastic free sew-a-long with an array of designers, techniques and your choice of fabric.
Up to Block 13 now (well I'm up to Block 10)
 Had a few moments to do a bit of blog hopping and stumbled across a saying from
Jenny Doan from Missouri Star Quilt Company
"Finished is better than Perfect"
I think this is a really good way to live - and perhaps I shouldn't worry so much about being perfect or that seams and points don't match but just to go ahead and do it.
Then my kids might finally get their Christmas Quilts from two years ago.
Keep Stitching

Monday, 14 March 2016

Blocks 1 - 7 of The Splendid Sampler and my EASTER SALE

Am having lots of fun doing the quilting journey of
Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson
Here are my blocks 1 - 7 - I am using
Gails Pans fabrics
Basket of Blooms and Among the Flowers
For this block it was embroidered but my embroidery skills aren't fantastic
I used my scraps that I cut off from Block 6 to make a real scrappy quilt and off course featured one of Gails birds.
Here is a quick sneak of the blocks so far and one of the bonus projects
Also cant forget that Easter is quickly approaching and that means its SALE TIME.
EASTER SALE (in Store only)

 Sunday 27th and Monday 28th March
 from 2pm - 6pm

 Fabrics from $10 per metre.

New arrivals from $15 per metre. ...

 Kaffe Fasset, Tula Pink, Ann Kelle and Tim Holtz $20 per metre.

 20% of other stock
 - no further discounts applicable. 

Cash and EFTPOS facilities available.
 No layby on Sales Items
Keep Stitching

Friday, 4 March 2016

The Wordsmith by Janet Clare

Have to love arrivals day
It's just like Christmas again and again and again

Love The Wordsmith by Janet Clare and Moda fabrics - delicate blossom amongst roses wheat and script fabrics team with some lovely tonal solids.

Not too girlie some masculine and a delightful blend of both - loving the colour range

$20 per metre and now to make room for it all. Looks like I will be adding more to the $10 per metre stands well enough to fit in another 36 bolts of fabric.