My friend Sue told her friend that she was under no obligation at all to take it but Sue said her eyes lit up when she saw it and that was that. She said her daughter would cherish it and it would be passed down and become a family heirloom. That's how much she loved it. She told Sue to re-assure me it would be well cared for and to thank me SO much etc etc. So at least I know it has gone to a good home and will not end up in the dog's bed - we've all heard horror stories like that.
Anyway, I will put the money towards a new sewing machine that I'm saving for. But in the meantime to cheer myself up a bit I went to my fabric warehouse in search of some tone-on-tones. Whilst rooting through my stash for fabrics for Bonnies new mystery quilt I found I was lacking in this department. I bought these
Some were absolute bargains - the pale pink marbled stuff is Michael Miller Krystal and was reduced from £9.35 a metre to £2.60. :-) Most of the other stuff was sold by weight and works out at good value.
I've had a bit of a yen for some crochet and have been doing this.
I'm now on my third one and am enjoying it. Once I'd figured the American abbreviations are slighty different to the UK ones I was ok. What we know as double crochet is the equivalent of American single crochet. Our double crochet is treble etc. I never knew that - you learn something new every day - lol !
I have the luxury of 3 hours un-interrupted sewing just as soon as I get my bum off this computer chair. I have a new project on the go as I have been quite good at getting stuff finished. It is another scrap-user and involves these bits and a few other odds and ends. Pictures as soon as I have anything to show.
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have a great weekend !