I had a very exciting morning on Friday. I got to meet Nat! Nat is from Not Just Nat fame and she was passing through Wodonga on her way to Canberra.
And where else should we meet but at Patchwork on Stonleigh, my local quilt shop. Thank you Nat for stopping and visiting, it was so much fun and hopefully we will catch up again soon.
Klosjes report equals 5 again this week for a total of 79! 4 more weeks and I will reach 100!!!! This week's Klosjes have some special fabrics in them. Jan gave me the backgrounds for the blue one, see the butterflies, and the red one on the right with the sky rockets. I think this quilt is going to be a real memory quilt. I haven't bought any fabrics for this one, just using what is in my stash and each week, I remember certain quilts I have made, or trips where I got a particular fabric from or, like this week, special friendships.
I don't have too much else to report on the sewing front this week. I am still busy with the applique on Swan Lake and have managed to applique 3 sheep on Phebe (will show when I have finished the 5). I did go shopping yesterday and came home with this small salad bowl. Since having the two boys move out, we don't need huge buckets of salad for dinner now and I am finding that a lot of my dishes are too big for the 3 of us. I saw this one and fell in love with it. That's not salad in there, just some vegies for our soup tonight.
Now onto this great idea. I have lots of pages that have information for quilting, like how to make a continuous bias, no waste flying geese method etc. I have several folders that I keep them in, along with patterns but whenever I need a particular one, I can't remember which folder it is in and I end up having to pull them all out till I find the right one.
I can't take credit for this idea as I stole it from Jan, but if you laminate your sheets and punch a hole in them, you can them slip them onto a ring clip and hang them in your sewing room.
I have laminated all sorts of notes, including particular embroidery stitches that I can never remember how to do as well as cards from quilt shops that I don't want to lose.
You can purchase laminators now from just about anywhere, I got mine from Safeway and it wasn't that expensive. You can buy the sheets from there as well.
Well that's all from me today, hope everyone is having a great weekend. Oops, almost forgot, Nic and I saw the Japanese spaceship that is landing in Australia. Nic saw it first and came around last night thinking he had seen a UFO. Howard had read about the spaceship landing at Woomera and thought maybe it was that. Two hours later, we stood outside (in the freezing cold) and after 5 minutes I said I had had enough and was going inside and then there it was, flashing across the evening sky really fast, just like Startrek! Now before you all laugh, it wasn't a shooting star as it didn't have any arc to it flying through the night sky. It was heading straight out and moving heaps faster than a satellite. All I can say is, if it wasn't the Japanese spaceship, it must have been a flying saucer!!!!