a new arrival. Oh I'm so happy I could burst, I just had to share it.
We thought about it, Gary and I talked about it, hehe, now he's completely shocked by it, we got the EDD yesterday and it's sooner than I thought, so little time to prepare. I can't say any more just now, I'm too emotional.
I can tell you about the disastrous day I had when I went to the Harrogate show though, well, not all disastrous, and more eventful really. First of all I woke up to a very heavy frost, Gary was running late so I went out to clear the car while he fiddled about, how do men take more time to get ready than women? So we jumped into the car and set off, thats when the first disaster struck me, i was wearing the wrong coat. No, don't laugh, it was very cold and I was wearing my warmest coat, but it was my winter dog walking coat, the one I keep having to sponge muddy paw prints off, and certainly not the smartest when going for my Christmas day out with my friend Jan (who is always beautifully dressed).
Next thing was my husband reminded me to ring him on the way home so he could pick me up, second strike you've guessed it, my phone was still in the kitchen on charge, I couldn't believe it, I had been so organised the night before. Good job Jan had hers, turned on and fully charged.
The last disaster came when I got home, well it happened when I was out really but I didn't find out about it until I got home, the heating broke down AGAIN!!! It seemed to be the timer on the kitchen wall this time, it had to choose the coldest day of the winter so far. They said they couldn't come out until Monday, it would have been Tuesday but we complained. THEN, when the very nice lady gas engineer came and it wasn't the timer, it was a faulty gas valve and she didn't have one, so they came out Tuesday and at last we have heat.
Opps, no pics, sorry,
Here is some of the stuff I got. Moda Grunge, like the colours? A meter each of the three colours and two of the neutral, no I don't know what I will do with it yet, but I have only seen the odd one in my local shops and it's so hard to judge colour on the net.
What else, a fine awl for my embroidery, a Tulip one, nice quality, some packs of needles, I usually get the packets which are a bit cheaper but I figured the nice packaging will be reusable and I can just top them up when I get more. A lovely little wooden bead tray, (oops, forgot to put it in the pic), I use beads in my embroidery sometimes and they go all over, I know I could just use a jar lid but sometimes it's nice to treat yourself, it helps keep someone in a job, and it's good for the economy, yes I'm very good at convincing myself. I got some tear away stabiliser which I wanted to try too. Do you see the little heart at the bottom? It's a fine magnetic needle threader, pretty isn't it? I'll let you know how it works. What do you think of this?
A kit for making a Turkish Doorstop, better than the one my husband came in with, it was a rectangle of canvas with ducks on, and very ugly. He was so proud of his bargain buy as it was half price, personally I wouldn't have bought it at any price, but I put it behind the lounge door to stop it from marking the wall and positioned it so it can't be seen so I can live with it.
Want to see my recent sewing?
My mystery quilt blocks, flying geese and square in a square. I just trimmed them with my new BlocLoc flying geese ruler. I must say they were trimmed in record time, it was so easy. The only thing is I can only trim flying geese up to 4 x 2 inches, finished any other size I will need another one. I could just trim the tops though that would be a big help. It can trim any size square in a square up to 4 inches finished, as I don't usually make block components bigger than that it should be fine.
One Advent calendar top done, still needs to be layered and quilted. I have started the second one (and a third one) but I haven't got very far.
One surprise mini quilt top finished ready to layer and quilt. Yes it is under there, promise, no you can't have a peak, it wouldn't be a surprise otherwise now would it?
My other news is my last post just became my most popular ever post! Amazing, if you missed it you can find it HERE. The reason is that one of my lovely readers, Lesley, recommended it to a UK blogger who mentioned me and gave a link to my post. The thing is I do read her blog myself, she advocates frugal living and can be very funny at times. Pop over and have a look, it would be nice to reciprocate, the blog is Life After Money by Meanqueen.
That's all my news for now, I will tell you more about my special news, but not today, it's too new and I haven't quite taken it in yet.
Until next time
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