Monday, September 19, 2011

It’s Spring!

Yes it is springtime & I’ve actually been in my garden….this is not a common thing for me, so most are quite shocked at this revelation vbg. My time is scarce & the garden has never been a priority to me with quilting always beckoning me. BUT this year I am hosting christmas for the first time in about 5 years. There will be LOTS of family here & I would love to have a bit nicer garden for them to enjoy together. So it is has been an interesting process so far with much more to do yet!

I am also thrilled to have a reason to make a girly quilt in the very near future! My newest SIL has given birth to a very tiny (2lb 15oz) little girl. The first ‘Browning’ girl since my youngest – Sarah! Mine has just turned 13 last week, so about time we had another little girl in the family. Great excuse to actually make another quilt for sure. Little Ellie was 10 weeks early but mum & bubs are doing great so far. Will be a little while before she is home, but we are all looking forward to christmas with her as well. All her boy cousins can spoil her rotten!

Only a couple of new items to share with you in this newsletter….

I now have in stock the amazing soft blue handle scissors that Sharon Schamber uses & recommends for all her applique, trapunto & trimming work.

Blue Scissors

Blue Scissors

6" Large Ring Comfort Handle Razor Edge Scissors from Famore Cutlery
These scissors have extra sharp blade for precise trimming. The large rubber ring handles makes this scissors comfortable cutting for any crafting project. Use this scissors for cutting thread, stabilizer, and fabrics from silk to flannel. Also a great scissors for scrap booking projects.
Sharon Schamber recommends, and uses, these scissors for Applique, Piec-lique, and quilting.

Price: $AU22.00

Also self threading needles…

Bohin self threading needles

Bohin self threading needles

Bohin (France) Self Threading Needles

Pack of six self-threading needles in assorted sizes for when your eyes need a little help! Rust-proof nickel-plated steel.

Price: $AU7.00

We have a couple of A1 quilting machines currently in stock for immediate delivery as well! With the Australian dollar being so good for most of this year, they have been going to new homes at amazing prices! The Australian Dollar has this week dropped below $1- but who knows what the future holds? If anyone has a crystal ball can you let the rest of us know! Please do not hesitate to contact us if you are interested in a playdate or need questions answered on this wonderful machine.

I also continue to be busy working on some amazing opportunities for machine quilters that will be attending the Australian Machine Quilting Festival next year! Sign up to our newsletter to be the first to hear any news. Anyone that was considering submitting classes to teach please note that submissions will close on 30th September 2011 and then comes the huge task of creating a wonderful, varied & balanced class schedule for everyone. You will be blown away with the talent that have already offered to teach next year!

Hope everyone is enjoying the weather!



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