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What have you all been making...part two...

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Oooooooooooooooooooooooooooh! Me likey pretty colours!!!!

 

Couldn't believe how much the US postal rates have gone up. For a flat rate envelope it's now $35 instead of 26! The middle of the range has jumped from $65? to $77 and the large box is almost $100! It will certainly make me think twice from now on. The postage is almost the same price as the contents!!!! Very sad because so many quilt shops rely on the internet sales to boost their income. I have a few favourites that I like to support as well as those shops over here, but the cost of fabric is so expensive compared with the US - even with postage and customs duty! Or rather used to be before the incredible hike in prices!

 

I have an idea. I'll order online and send OH to collect when he goes on holiday. I don't want to fly anywhere any more so that sounds a good deal!!! :lol:

 

Paint for the walls has been chosen by unanimous decision. Well I bought paint pot testers of colours I might like - DD and OH both liked the same colour so that is what it will be. Natural Wicker. Exactly the same as my mum's newly painted lounge. :roll:

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Exactly my colour scheme natural wicker in my lounge and hall - it is such a nice neutral colour but not magnolia!! or white. My parcel was not bad from craftsy - I was over £64 I think for 50 fat quarters posted to me as it was a mystery parcel I have quite a selection - no need for fabric for a while. Enjoy the painting - I have a bedroom to do but no oomph to do it!! :lol:

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Gosh loads of fabric to play with. You'll not have time to paint the bedroom anyway :D

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:lol: very true, I now have a huge stash and am not buying any more so why am I looking at hotels in Glasgow for the Quilting Show at the Glasgow SECC in March??? Must not but i want to do a workshop at least!!!

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Ooh that looks really good. Pat Archibald is exhibiting, I love her work. Boutis is really interesting as well. Wish I lived nearer and I'd join you.

 

Are you going to Malvern this year Valkyrie?

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My thing for 2016 was to learn how to knit in the round, especially socks! I found an online tutorial & bought the book to go with it. I took myself off to my local wool shop & squished the sock yarn. You start them on 3mm Double pointed needles, then switch onto a teeny weeny circular. It's very therapeutic & fun seeing the patterns appear in the socks. I've turned the heel (get me) & I'm now on the gusset. Really pleased with how they are going.

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What pretty wool! Nice socks indeed.

 

I should be painting but got sidetracked a bit. Do you mean the NEC Plum or is that another one? :pray::whistle: Definitely going to the NEC. But if there's another one I will have to find out when it is in case it conflicts with hols or farm hunting! :lol:

 

Well apart from doing more of the Quiltville mystery blocks - which I've been plodding on with and then you get that Eureka moment when you realise that you are doing OK and points match fairly well without needing to wrestle with them! - this is the DD's first block that I mentioned earlier. She has seen it and says "me likee" so I think I'm on to a good one here - just need to work out those triangles so I don't waste so much.

 

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Love your quilt block - its so even - puts mine to shame!! - your DD will love that quilt.

 

Edited to say - 2 nights in glasgow at the secc sewing show and 2 workshops - cannot wait.

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Love your quilt block - its so even - puts mine to shame!! - your DD will love that quilt.

 

 

That's because I beat it into submission - and the shadow hides the mismatched points! :lol:

 

Thank you luvachicken and blackrocksrock.

 

Exciting trip it will be - 2 workshops!!! :dance:

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:lol: Oooh birthday girl tomorrow - you are allowed to treat yourself now and again - this time you have the perfect reason :D

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Oh how sweet Cat tails :D

I am very, very envious of your crochet skills.

How long have been crocheting ?

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Not too long. Maybe 3, 4 years? Sounds long, but haven't made heaps in that time like Groovychook!

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And it does make a huge difference if you have a good pattern. A nicely written and clear pattern, makes it a lot easier!

Ravelry is my friend (and internet in general). It is nice to read the comments of other people who have made it, to see if there are any tips and tricks.

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There is a block for the quilt - the double slice at Missouri Star Quilt Co, I like it as you dont have the piecing problems of flying geese and points etc!!. Biggest one I have stipple quilted. But I had to unpick some of the binding this morning and redo it and when I did I ripped a bit of binding so had to remove that part and put more in so was a long haul this morning and the cat was not amused to be shut out of the sewing room Marley shouted at the door all morning! - Bengals are too nosy and things get pinched and things get flung!! He is a kleptomaniac!

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