Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Big Update

I have been a terrible blogger, I have the photo's all ready to go but forget to do the blog post so this is a catch up for anyone that is interested, hopefully there is at lease one person.

1ST

Our little girl is 10 months old.

Here is the late photo of her on her gorgeous quilt made by my wonderful online quilting friends.
2ND
and this is very remiss of me. I won some amazing fat quarters late last year from Twiddletails. Anita had a giveaway on her blog of her new fabric line and I as the lucky winner of one of the packs. Isn't it lovely, the colours are beautiful and the fabric is lovely quality.

Then I was lucky enough to win $25 to spend at the Etsy store This&ThatfromJapan. Where I got these beautiful fabrics. I did spend a bit more than that but not much and they are such lovely fabrics to look at and to feel. 3rd
I went to Albury on Sunday (out of the blue). I don't get there very often and a Sunday is not usually very good as not much is open. It takes about 1.5 hrs to get there so you want to make sure the trip is worth while.. But... Husband had to meet some people who were buying an old car that his Grandad left him and I had to meet him to bring him home. Would you believe it that across the road there was a lady having a yard sale.

Look what I got. (ignore the blue mug and other miscellaneous items in the background)

5 x Orange and 1 brown pyrex ramekin
A beautiful set of Teacups and Saucers in blue glass that are made in France
3 x handmade dishes that have a strange signature on the bottom that husband and I are trying to decipher.

2 x smaller yellow and 2 x larger beige ramekins
This is the whole lot. I got all that and 6 books for $21, how can you beat that. The kids love their new dinner dishes.
LASTLY

I was a bit naughty and did a bit of online shopping.

First off from the ever lovely Retromummy she has a lovely collection of fabrics, books and patterns, prices are good and postage in Australia is free.

And I also went a bit nuts at FreshFabricsAustralia on Etsy Amber has a wonderful collection of fabrics and is always quite competative considering how expensive it can be to get some of the popular fabrics here in Australia. I don't have a photo but go and check out her store, she is lovely and will do great prices and good postage too.

So that's about it, except to say a HUGE...

CONGRATULATIONS
to my cousin Peter and his lovely wife Lucy, on Sunday 17 January they had a little baby boy and have named him Archie.
I am already working on something special for him and he will get a quilt in a year or 2 also.

3 comments:

Skipper said...

Oh WOW! What a stash!! I especially love your teacups. It's always awesome to get such cool things for a steal!

~ Kim ~ said...

Very cool stuff. So jealous!

Cascade Lily said...

SCORE! Love your new blog background too. And love that you're realistic about when you'll make your new nephew's quilt!