Today I collected my crewel piece from the framer – a very helpful lady in a nearby town, who did a great job, in just a few days, and charged me half of what the gentleman in Castlemaine, who does a lot of framing for the Guild members, would have charged. So, not only very happy about that, but also that the whole kit and caboodle – the picture, two other smaller items, plus the presentation folio containing all the stitched samplers, notes and other relevant bits are now on their way to the tutor who will judge them. The Guild policy is that one either passes or fails, comments are given, but one does not receive an actual mark. I guess I shall pass, but the best thing is it is all finished and I do not have any thing else to do unless I want to – what bliss! Please ignore the reflection in the glass….this was sitting on the floor, with the camera above it….so those are my arms..
When the Australian dollar was at parity with the US dollar a couple of weeks ago, I had a little self indulgent online shopping. This huge bag was waiting for me at the PO this morning…….inside are lovely things, but the bag is also made of Tyvek, so I now have enough to last forever!
Inside was a bright yellow parcel that contained my purchases………
These are all fat quarters, 57 of them in total, all Batiks in shades of green, blue and tan……..I could not resist the colours and their price. Given that I’m not planning to make many more large quilts, these will be used up somehow over the next year or more. I think it is the first time I have bought quilting fabric for many many months, so I don’t feel too bad about it.