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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

nine patch update


Yesterday I finally got to have the fun of playing with all these gorgeous packages, I have looked forward to this day for nine long months





All these gorgeous blocks were lined up on my coffee table




over a thousand bright colourful nine patch blocks , 14 plus potential quilts all there before my eyes, Ohhh the dreams of possibilities




Cooper and I worked hard trying to ensure that every bundle held one of every set and then the distribution of extra blocks for every bundle




They looked so beautiful, a mass of colour, and love




Now all I need to do is send each lovely bundle to their new home, and their new destiny . . .

A quilt that will wrap their owner in the love and kindness of the people who have made them . . . .

I feel honoured that I was able to involved in the creation of these beautiful bundles. Hopefully these will be in the post on Monday

" I hope your hands are working on a project that you love"

Ciao

Googy girl


Saturday, November 9, 2013

Fabric shopping in Surry Hills

This weekend was originally planned for a trip to the blue mountains for gadget and I to celebrate our wedding anniversary, however in life plans often change and gadget had a meeting for work in Sydney and Miss S needed fabric for her year 12 major work so off to Surry Hills we headed . . . . .

Fabric shopping, not my normal fabric shopping, not patchwork fabric but dressmaking fabric

We visited three shops
Tessuti Fabrics in Commonwealth st

Lot s of really gorgeous fabrics and friendly staff.

Then we headed to the

The Fabric Shop in Copper st

Again some really gorgeous fabrics, patterns and sewing paraphernalia

Then we went to

E & M Greenfield

Wow what a collection of sewing bits and pieces



They had aisles and aisles of zippers in every colour you could possible desire, just look at the colour card above . . . . .




brooches, buckles , buttons, beads and more lace then you could ever desire




So many bolts of fabric . . . . . In every shade and type you could possibly imagine






And shelves and shelves of ribbon, they also had scissors , pins, threads and all the other sewing items you could possibly want . . . . .

It was like being a kid in a candy store but better, these things will last longer than an all day sucker . . . . . .

"I hope your hands are working on a project you love"



Googy girl