Friday, 21 February 2014

Who´s a lucky girl then?

MEeeeee.   it´s not everyday that you win not one but TWO giveaways!!  The last time I won a raffle, competition or such was about thirty years ago. From Debbie at Debbie´s Cross Stitch I have won a $20 gift certificate and  from Monique at A Half- Baked Notion, sets of her beautiful earrings.  Two generous bloggers who took part in the Grow Your Blog Hop.

Due to too much computer activity this week, I have hardly had time to thread a needle, but advanced a little on `A Good Marriage´ by Lizzie Kate.


and have incremented my number of mini hexies, thanks to a visit to the doctor.  Amazing how many hexies one can sew up while in the waiting room.


I´m not sure just what I´m going to make with these.  I´m attempting to reduce my embarrassingly large bag of scraps which, high on a wardrobe shelf, wobbles, heaves, erupts and spews its contents earthbound showering the innocent victim who so unwisely adventures to open the wardrobe door.

This week I fell to the temptation of entering our local patchwork shop, really just to say `hello´ to the girls...as you understand... and bought this pretty fabric called Quilting Bee by Fabri-Quilts. Thought I might recover one of my sewing baskets.


and that same day I popped into our local sewing shop.  The lady is retiring in April and the DMC threads are reduced to 1 euro.  We only have DMC and Anchor threads  here so I have decided to stock up a bit.  Of course if at that moment I had bought a dozen or so silks, you can bet your life that I would have found the same colours in my stash, so I just came home with 5 shades to start with.


........the Super Duper lady gave me her old DMC colour chart which is SO useful.  I am very grateful.  Now I just have to mark off all the colours I have and note the ones I want to buy before she closes.




Thank you for visiting. See you next week.


5 comments:

  1. Lucky you, congrats! Of course you had to go into both shops just to be helpful and sociable. I understand entirely....lol!

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  2. I sent you an email, Sheryl :) What a handy chart you received! It's a shame that shop is closing, but you may as well stock up while you can.

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  3. I love all the little hexies. A wonderful idea for using up some leftover pieces of fabric. And hexies can be made everywhere.
    Funny new quilting fabric with so many details to look at.

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  4. I have the same problem with floss - I'll buy a few skeins because I love the colours (especially variegated threads) and when I get home I realize I've already got two or three of the same colour. I think that means I like that colour! You are so fortunate to have received the colour chart - they come in so helpful! And I love your little hexies!

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  5. The fabric you bought looks perfect for a sewing basket! How very nice that you got the DMC color card! Those are hard to find and I'm lucky to have one too. I used it to find DMC colors for old floss I bought on eBay, lots of different brands.

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