Tuesday, August 14, 2007

And the Great Unveiling!


well I thought I'd better put a pic up of my ATC's.. well a pic of AN ATC more like it.. I am not 100% sure about this, but it was good to try and like I said in an earlier post, I still have the L Plates on! So if you have some feedback, I'd sure love it! Praise or critique is most welcome! I used a red toile (from holy stash as was the binding), some 30's fabric, and used the embroidery thingy on my machine to embroider hearts.. I have had the machine for at least 3 years and never used any of the embroidery stitches on it..

Also, I did a 30's charm square swap (me swap 30's?? what will I ever do with those????) here is a pic of what I got back.. I LOVE 1930's fabrics, there could be a ring in or two amongst this lot, but there is always a home for fabric in this house.. what I'll do with them, well thats the milltion $$$ question.. Especially as I have LAST YEARS swap still in the baggie! oopsie!

I had to treck to work today and work at one of our branches.. now, I know I am spoiled.. one job is at the end of my street, and the other is in the next suburb.. well I had to go a whopping 40kms to work today in peak hour traffic and road work traffic.. was a wee bit late... and had to reprogram some spreadsheets and print off a tonne of quotes cause the spreadsheet was tampered with.. you know, the PIXIES come in and fiddle with them when the guys aren't at work.. of course I have LOCKED them, but stupid here told them the pass word so they unlock them and fiddle.. and fiddle a LOT.. so I am a bit pooped at the moment, when I was finished at the branch, had to go to the main office and deliver some stuffs and do a 'foreigny' for the boss.. *sigh* some days its tough being me! LOL I would hate to have to actually ever work hard! I did call into the 'S' word shop up at Rutherford to check out what they had in stock.. the only quilty fabric I liked was only available as a FQ.. why o why do they do this???? they IMPORT the FQ's, so they have all these FQ's but no meters of the same fabric.. I asked and the girlie said 'we didn't get that one'.. they have only been open for about 3 months now.. I walked out with NOTHING.. a quilter who couldn't find fabric??????? whats the world coming too????

ciao
Lissa

5 comments:

Ohm and the Art of Applicque said...

Hi Lissa
This is Liz from the ex Pennant Hills Quilters.
The ATC looks great - the rule of 5 is sometimes useful for these small items ie 5 special components eg the base fabric(s), a satin sitch edging in varigated thread, bead/button, fancy thread/embroidery, and metallic fabric.

I also was in the 1930s swap - i think the only fabric I have of yours in the blue and red flowers. It is good to see that someone enjoys the 1930 colourings - I was looking at mine the other day when they arrived and the only thought that cam in to my mind was quilt back material - it takes all sorts to make up the world!
regards
Liz

Lindi said...

Aren't ATCs fun? You get to experiment without too much wasted! I have just finished my 1st one, too. I'll post a pic when I recharge my camera battery.
I like Liz's rule of 5.
Cheers

Helen said...

Lissa

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm glad you liked my elemental challenge. I have entered it into Quilts Aotearoa which is the show in Hamilton in Sept that runs with the Craft & Quilt Fair - or is it Stitches and Craft? I know there are two companies and I can never get my head around which is which and what their correct names are. Anyway it is one of your Australian ones that comes over once a year. Who knows, I might yet win a prize! Ans do might you - you are in my draw. Have a great day.

Linda said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting, and adding the link to Squilters. I could'nt reply privately as you have your email set as private.

Erica said...

Woo hoo! I got your ATC in the swap Lissa! See the others I received on my blog.
Erica