Friday, November 23, 2007

What's been happening at Chez Lissa???

two posts in ONE day? well I thought (after a gentle prod of an email) I'd let you all know what I have been up to this past month (apart from being sick that is)...

Well I have been busy with Sequins and Dance Costumes.. just finished doing a boob tube for the tap dancing tart, and I think the only boob is ME for spending nearly 8 hours sewing on sequins to cover a segment of boob tube.. I keep telling myself, it'll look good on concert night..

I have been busy spending $'s on fabric and the like.. a shop near here, is closing due to illness, and she was having a sale..
I bought myself....
I cannot beleive I bought this book.. LOL.. I mean, I have trouble finishing easy peasy quilts, let alone an epic like Dear Jane.. but I got it for $22, so it was a bargain, how could I leave that in the shop for that price?? I had bought this book early in my quilting life but sold it on ebay (with all the bloody templates/rules too) cause I thought it was too hard.. if, and its a big IF I make this quilt, I'll do it in 30's fabrics (I know shock horror gasp)... the civil war repro's were ones I didn't have, and the purple fabric, well my friend that was with me, said 'you dont like purple'.. but I liked this one, so home it came with me.. I also found some soluable thread I had been looking for and some more basting pins (roflmao who bastes?? the quilter does this but thought I might need some more for something..

and yes possums, I did win a fabric pack from Leanne Beasleys blog site (I am surprised, well not so much surprised, but how many peopled emailed me to see if was me.. I guess Lissa isn't a super common name for a common person such as my self) .. she had advertised the giveaway as a scrap bag... boy was I surprised when it turned up, there are huge pieces of fabric in there, and I love every single one, and I bought the purple fabric as mentioned earlier, to go with these fabrics and it does..

The ruffled fabric that is under all this fabric was one I found at Hobbysew, oops, I mean Patchwork & Coffee on Main.. Hobbysew @ Glendale is no more, they have moved to Boolaroo and have changed names and just about doubled the size of their store.. if you ever get to Newcastle, you have to check out this new store, its the biggest patchwork store I have ever been in.. would rival Craft Depot in Sydney in size and stock.. its HUMUNGOUS!

I have been still working on the Bendigonia Behemouth Quilt, and slowly getting there with the 'what was I thinking grandmothers flower garden quilt'.. I did sort of plan to have both finished by christmas, but hey, I didn't say WHICH christmas now did I???

well off to do some housework... and wrestle with curtains (I am making them to save money.. have worked out, saving money does not equal saving sanity)..


1 comment:

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Well I'm very impressed with two posts in one day - but then again you've got a lot of catching up to do!!!!!! I'm seriously jealous of you winning Leanne's "scrap" bag! Loads of fabric!!!

I don't envy you sewing on sequins to boob tubes by the way - sounds alarmingly worse than knitting to me! Definitely the darkest side of the dark side!

Keep letting us know what you are up to! Lucy xxx