My FNSI went well. It actually lasted most of the weekend :) I nearly finished a needlecase but I will save that for another post. I prepped a fq for quilting and then I will make it into another fabric box. I was getting ready to start quilting it, then decided to service my machine. I clean the bobbin area every single time I refill, but I've never taken the throat plate off and looked under the bobbin guts. Wow...I found a lot more lint than I was expecting. It's a wonder she sewed at all.
I worked on one of the 3 curtains I need to make, but it's not finished yet.
I found this fabric a couple years ago. It was only $5/ metre, but it is about 2.5 metres
wide. Bonus! It is finished on both sides, similar to selvedge, so I really only need to sew the top and
bottom. I think it probably is bed sheet fabric. It came on a huge roll. I also prepped a few
applique pieces because I would like to learn how to do machine blanket stitching.
De came to visit today. We were going to have Thai food for lunch, but they were closed, so we were forced to go to this cute little coffee shop instead:) They have all day brekkie, so we both had eggs benedict. It was delicious but I am still full.
Just down the road is my fave Vinnies. This is the one where I have the best luck. Today was great!
As you know, I am hoping to have a guide dog here with me soon. I need to supply bedding for the crate and a couple of decent sized toys for my new friend to sleep with. Today was half price day at Vinnies and I was in luck! Found this gorgeous wool blanket, only $4. It is large enough to cut up to make 4 blankets for the crate.
Next up, some cuddly friends for the pup to sleep with. They were $2 and $1.
Aren't they sweet? I am think I am officially nesting now LOL.
This doona cover was $2.50. It has this eyelet ruffle all the way around, which I plan to reverse sew after it has had a good washing. The embroidery is in palest peach and soft green.
Speaking of dogs, my dog theme library book this time is about a dog that was severely abused. He was recovering from his injuries and was still at the vet's office when another family went there to sadly put their own pet down. They adopted him and he has turned out to be a much loved pet.
In all the excitement of the Adelaide trip, I forgot to take a picture of the project bag I made De for her birthday. I chose some teddy bear themed blocks that I bought at one of the quilt shops we visited together in Tasmania. She brought the bag today, so a few pics :
I cut a fringe around each block. I really like the look after it's been washed. De has a soft spot for teddies.
I did simple line quilting on the machine. Of course, the lining has dots! Dots are happy.
Hope you had a happy weekend too. xx debbie