Sunday, 9 January 2011

Lots of news - and a winner

I didn't know if I had anything to blog about but then today went crazy LOL

Firstly I went to The Fabric Guild in Leicester with Mum, it's mainly for quilters but they do have a few bits for other crafts. They buy up stock from closing shops and sell it on at VERY good prices. This is what I got today:

Craft items including a pompom maker
All my fabric, mainly fat quarters for
backing ornaments
Card making stuff

And I bought these crochet hooks and
small booklet - maybe I'll do it one day LOL

All of this and a liitle more came to under £30 and I got this as a freebie :)

And I had this freebie too
I have had a wonderful discovery - I know you'll laugh because I'm thinking it's something you all know about. I discovered Bondaweb for making ornaments - I usually use fabric glue or double sided tape but it's not always successful. I now know Mum uses Bondaweb for her applique work (I wondered how she did it)

Anyway I have stitched two of the Drawn Thread free Santas that Rachel (the student who followed me) stitched. I did it missing a square as she did and they look fab - I have just used my Bondaweb to attach them to felt and they look lovely - I am so pleased and feel so thick that I didn't know about it before .

My Bondaweb Santas
Last March I did a competition to guess how many non-stitching days I'd have. I didn't do much stitching at all (far more than the guesses) and I didn't really keep an accurate count. So I have put all the names on bits of paper and drawn a winner. The winner is Elaine - congratulations. I have emailed you for your postal address so I can send you this prize.

Elaine's Prize
Ruby has gone the kennels for a week as we're having the bathroom done and the noise in the day would drive her cerazy. It's very quiet without her - not nice - but I'm sure I'll get so much more done in the evenings. I will have a bit more time to work on Needlecraft Haven which is growing strong with 61 members already.

I have posted my RR to Dusty - there's only four if us in the 2011 Round Robin now and I decided to do coasters for the caravan. I'm looking forward to working on the other pieces. I also posted off a little something to Jaclyn who won the Christmas Quiz on NH - well done Jaclyn.

Thanks for reading my blog, happy stitching.

8 comments:

  1. Nice stash haul you have there and Congratulations to Elaine

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  2. Congrats to Elaine and to you as well! What a great discovery and stash. I will have to look into Bondaweb as I have never heard of it (and I may be the only one, lol).

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  3. Nice stash you got. I've never heard of Bondaweb either but I don't do my own finishing but after seeing your adorable Santa ornaments I may try my hand at some finishing.

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  4. We all get lightbulb moments like that. There will be no stopping you know, especially with all those goodies

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  5. A very successful shopping trip!
    I use bondaweb all the time in sewing but it never occurred to me to use it for finishing ornaments before, those Santas have come out wonderfully.

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  6. Sounds like a good shopping spree. Good luck on your bathroom looking forward to seeing the finished result.

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  7. Congrats to Elaine

    Nice haul of goodies, the santas look wonderful

    Hope your bathroom renovation goes smoothly

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