Monday, 8 November 2010

Charming I'm Sure

What a busy few days I've had.  It began with a very lovely outing on Friday to a quilt show over the harbour bridge.  I took my mother with me and No.4 was invited as well.  The other three went off to school feeling rather left out.  Well actually No.3 would rather have had it that way, she's not the going out sort of girl. 

Now I must tell you that I met my second ever Bloggy friend at the show.  We had planned to meet and managed to eventually.  What a lovely lady Lisa from Lydias Treasures is, and I still have dreams of the very lovely bag she was carrying.  Yes she had made it, from fabric she had won no less.  It was so nice to meet up with you Lisa, we must do it again sometime.

Now I happened across a rather lovely Moda Bliss charm pack on our outing and made the appropriate purchase.  I'm quite pleased with it and have used quite a few charmettes already.  Might just have to get another pack or two! As you do!!

No.3 had been hinting rather bluntly lately about the lack of a sewing bag.  She has a perfectly lovely basket, but as her big sisters have a bag for their sewing kit she felt left out.  Well, since she loved the charmettes as much as I, I let her pinch nine of them, her own choice too I might add!  There was only one I would not allow her to use. 

And every new sewing bag needs a new matching pincushion does it not??  Again she chose all the bits for it.  Quite nicely chosen too I think.  Isn't this charmette just perfect for a circular pincushion?  I love it!

Here's the leaflet of the show we attended...

Not sure about the retro theme.  Didn't really notice anything much suiting that description, BUT I did happen to purchase the most fab bit of retro fabric that I've completely forgotten to photograph.  Shock horror!  I will show you another time though, it's worth it. 

Now what do you think of these next quilts?  I'll just leave you to look at them for a minute then I'll be right back to continue our session.




Lovely weren't they?  The truck one was my mother's and my favourite quilt so we voted for it.  No idea who made any of them.  Very nice all the same.  And here is a selection of fatties I purchased.  There were three others that were gifted upon the girls as they came home from school.  Yes I did let them have first pick!  Gosh sometimes I am sooo nice. 

And this morning I was going for the title 'Housewife of the Year.  I'm quite sure they will be gifts and ribbons bestowed upon me as the family return home.  Yes the whole lounge is sparkling clean and my sewing corner is looking proud.  I've added my new fabric storage containers and ribbon boxes to the arrangement and am feeling rather pleased with myself. 

And if you have a few spare mins or even hours, please have a seat in my sewing corner and we'll have a natter about upcoming projects.  I do love some new ideas and I have a few to share too if you have the time.  Hexie quilt made by my Gran years ago.  Clearly she has much more patience than I.
Until next time, have a happy time.  I'll be back with some lovely Christmas ideas next time.  Bye!!

25 comments:

Clara said...

So nice to meet up with a bloggy friend. Love the bag with the pincushion and all of the photos. Looks like you had a fab time and got some goodies too.

Anna said...

oh the little tote and pincushion are so perfect. looks like you as a great time as well!

Lisa said...

It was so lovely to meet you on Friday Sarah. What a shame we didnt have more time.. I think we could have just talked and talked about all sorts of things.. and yes I would love to catch up again.
You bag is gorgeous. The charm pack is yummy!! indeed... and with the ric rac it just makes it.
I was so disappointed that I didnt have alot of time on Friday but the photos you have taken of the quilts are great.
Love your hexie quilt and your sewing space...

Hugs
Lisa

Heidi said...

Your just amazing and I love love your fabric choices bright and cheery! Those sewing bags were so sweet, What a fab day you had!

Serenata said...

What a wonderful time you had and so glad you had a chance to meet with another bloggy friend. Housewife of the year extroidinaire! Well done...wish I could say the same about my lounge! ;-)

I went to a quilt show yesterday. Haven't uploaded the photos yet, but hope to do so this morning.

'Joyce' said...

oh how lovely your adventures have been. Those fabrics are lovely and that bag, oh it's just so so pretty.
Thanks for sharing and have a lovely week at your place. I do love to visit your blog, and look forward to seeing your lovely crafty ideas.

delia hornbook said...

Ohh i have to just say what a lovely post. I love your nan's quilt i got really excited looking at this and trying to see how she had made it as im doing my fist hex quilt myself. What beauty and even more special that it was made by your nan. Wow that truck quilt not really my cup of tea but i thought it was a photo to begin with of a real one, very clever. Looks like a lovely day out. And im loving your sewing corner, and your new fabrics to. Enjoy Dee x

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

Wow, you've been busy! And giving away charm squares, not sure I'm ready for such a big step yet :)
I love that truck quilt too, what a fab idea. Some people are so clever.

Maria said...

The quilt show looks like fun sarah and i love the sewing bag and pin cushion and the gorgeous fabric of course..

A Thrifty Mrs said...

How lovely to meet up with another blogger.
The show sounds really good. Ooh and I LOVE that bag.

willywagtail said...

I think the truck one would have to be my favourite too. I imagine there would be a family reason for coming up with such a design. Cherrie

Scented Sweetpeas said...

oohh what fab buys! I hope you get a rosette full of ribbon as a well done for all that cleaning :-)

Green thumb said...

Yeah for some Christmas loveliness! Well done Mrs on the beautiful fabrics you've bought!
I didn't know you had already met a blogger, anyway is nice, isn't it?!
xxxx

Green thumb said...

Ops! My typing is too much fast, I forgot "it" ... :-)

Lululiz said...

Wow. what a tidy sewing corner! I am so impressed and you indeed deserve medals, ribbons and cheers.
The fabric you used for the pincushion really is perfect for it, I love it! And you picked up some lovely fabrios. No doubt it won't be long at all before we see a whole bunch of new projects made with them. You already had a great start.

MonetPaisley said...

I love that hexie quilt. With 4 daughters you should check out my girls swimwear giveaway. I am designing, making and now selling vintage-inspired cotton bikinis. wow, still love that hexie quilt :-)

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

These fabrics are gorgeous! love love the bag.
Have a happy Tuesday! xx

Nadine said...

Sounds like a fun outing, just the kind I would LOVE! Cute bag and pin cushion, love the fabric. I really need to make myself a pin cushion...so excited, I have blocked out tomorrow morning for sewing...YAY!!!!

Michaja said...

You are really really talented! Love the bag, the cushions and the fabrics are so so beautiful!!
xxx
Michaja

Deb said...

Oh wasn't Calico Christmas fun. I bought a Bliss charm pack there too, but haven't made anything with it yet. i think your bag is gorgeous! It's great to *meet* another Kiwi blogger :-)

Off The Peg said...

Ohh my gosh, your mums quilt is AMAZING! I love it. So creative.

Jacquie said...

Hi Sarah , thankyou for your lovely comment . I'm so happy to find your lovely blog :0)
Jacquie x

Maaike said...

wow, you picture and make the most wonderful quilts! love the little one with the tall house on your former post...
Love, Maaike

Melissa said...

I like the truck one also. I love love love that little house quilt that you shared in your last post. I love the colors, fabric choices the pictures and pretty much everything about it. Love it.

dls said...

The sewing bag is wonderful..... love the fabrics and the pin cushion is adorable also.

I love pink and red together..... it makes me feel happy and light.