.....bit nippy here yesterday, beautiful autumn day today, predicted rain for Wednesday - who knows what the next week might bring?
Thanks to everyone for responding so quickly re the Retreat weekend at Wanpa-rda. We are fully booked! If you plan on working on any of the Table Runners, you can ring me for requirements, although most of them do not need a whole lot of fabric - just variety. Just bring a good size box of bits and pieces. The only two that require a sizeable piece for background are Spring and Summer, and I have the hanky linen in stock. The Spring runner - raw edge applique - needs threads to match your fabric flowers, birds etc.
If you wish to change the shape of the runners eg. make them for a circular table, then that's fine. We'll be able to work out something on the day.
For those attending the Retreat venue for the first time, as well as all of your sewing requirements, you need to bring your own pillow and bed linen plus clothes/toiletries of course. It will be cool/cold?
Also, food to share. Breakfast (cereals, toast etc.) tea and coffee and Friday night pizza will be supplied. We need a few hot meals for Saturday night, smokos for two days and lunches as well - cold meat and salad, quiches/slices etc. If you're not sure about something, ring me - 46 511999.
I've hardly been near the sewing machine all weekend. Sunday morning when it was so cool, the best place was the kitchen. Big pot of pumpkin soup, a fritatta consisting of sweet potato, bacon, spinach and feta, along with the eggs etc. and a roast for dinner. Today after a thorough vaccuming (we had the insect spray fellows during the week) I finished painting the cupboard that will be heading for the shop very soon.
There were a few new fabric arrivals during the week but I have been very slack and haven't photographed them yet - really cute dinosaurs! Also, some really interesting books.
The Spring market has just been held in Portland, Oregon USA, so within a couple of weeks our Aussie wholesalers will have all the new samples.
Anyone looking for anything in particular? If there is something you're chasing, let me know so that I can be on the lookout. There are usually SO MANY new ranges released, it's all a bit mind boggling!! My biggest problem at the moment is space - or lack of!
Sorry, no piccies tonight - will do better next week, promise!
Talk soon, Sandy.