Saturday, 14 April 2012

Pros and Cons

If there could ever possibly be a downside to putting on our Open Day, it has to be the state my house is in...........
On Friday you saw the pile of Linus quilts that has filled my conservatory.........
This chair is in my sewing room - I can just about pick my way past it to my sewing machine. This afternoon I sorted through those bags and made up some scrap bags, ironed fabric, sorted cottons from non cottons, piled up magazines, books, wool and patterns..........all donated.
This is under my stairs........all the quilts folded and ready for next Sunday, well, almost ready. I have photographed each one and before the Big Day will affix a number to each one. Every visitor to the Open Day will then get to vote for their favourite and a prize goes to the winner.
Then there are the quilt stands in the garage.........the upside of all this mess means there really isn't much point worrying about housework! (I rarely do worry about housework)
Earlier this morning, we took a trip to Costco for some supplies -  sadly, we love a trip there, it is far enough away to be fairly infrequent so a bit of a treat,  if trailing around a large cash & carry could ever be described as a treat!!
I had a super little package in the post this week -

These little beauties are 1300m reels of Aurifil 50wt thread, perfect for piecing. Even with shipping at almost the same price as the thread they still were amazing value and given that we have no local Aurifil stockist, I was happy to try Tristan Threads. thanks to spotting a link on Jennifer's blog, the Enchanted Bobbin.. I have read many comments about slow post from Canada but have to say this package was with me within 6 days of ordering, from British Columbia too.
Now, in case you think I haven't been doing any sewing, I have indeed been doing this -

I have managed to quilt the body of my hexie quilt and one border. I thought I might have a chat with you all about how I go about doing my quilting. But I'll keep that for another day - I have a pincushion to stuff!!


  1. A proper excuse not to do housework. I obviously need to organise a show!

  2. ooh I didn't know we needed an excuse - though I have a sore back at the mo' - will that do!

    Hope everything went well

  3. Lol, I never knew anyone be excited at a trip to Springburn ;o)

    Anyway, embrace the lack of housework and just keep picking your way to that machine, it's far more important you know ;o)

  4. I love the look of the back of the hexy quilt and I can just make out some of the fancy stitches on the front - looks great!! I hope the open day goes well!

  5. Yep, my house looks like that all the time!

    Great hexie quilting and hurrah for the cheap threads x

  6. Oh my! That's going to be me in a few months time, up to my eyes in open day stuff!!! At least it gives you a good excuse not to do any housework! Jxo

  7. Hehehe :-) We all love good excuses for not doing housework... yours is a pretty good 'un I'd say!!!

  8. It must be exciting to be collecting all those quilts and such for the show! And I expect you have a lot of quilts to make, with all that thread - about 7kms I believe. I do want to hear about the quilting on the hexie quilt when you have time to share.

  9. That picture of the hexie quilt under the machine is sooo exciting! I hope you are printing lots of slips for voting, because I think you are going to get lots of visitors this year! x

  10. Ooh, enjoy your new thread and good luck with the show Sheila!



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