Thursday, 8 May 2008

What a funny week !


And I don't mean funny - haha ! We had some bad news last week which has rather knocked me for six and so any sewing has gone out of the window. Nothing life-threatening but bad news all the same. Anyway I'm hoping things will be better now and I can get back to my quilting.

I really want to finish the sashing that I'm making the flying geese for so that is my priority and hopefully will be done before too long. I'm about halfway done. Then I will looking for ideas for a border. To be honest I'm really unsure if I'll like this but I'm too far along to quit now. We'll see.

Also last week I got rid of 5 UFO's. Yes that's right ! I sold them on ebay. These were quilt tops that I knew I wouldn't get round to quilting at any point soon and to be honest I had no desire to anyway. I didn't make a huge amount of money but I was quite pleased and I know they have gone to people who will finish them and turn them into actual quilts. Plus there is now a bit of spare room in my drawers. Well actually there lies a tale.

As I was sorting through my fabrics I decided that I would put myself on a fabric no-buy for a month as really I need to make some space. Easy peasy I thought. Some of you know I have a small business going making curtains and such like for a few customers. I have a lady who wanted some cushions and curtain pelmets making and she had bought the fabric but forgot to get zips. I said I would get them as we were visiting my in-laws who live very near my favourite fabric warehouse. I got the zips and doings she needed and just had a quick look at the quilting section. Well who could resist these frogs...Sorry pictures so dark - Jason has done something to my pc and altered some settings. Men will not leave things alone will they ?



And a few other bits snook in too. All in all about 5 yards so not too bad.



So my no-buy lasted all of about - lets see - 8 hours. World record lol !

See you soon x

19 comments:

Linda said...

Very cute frogs, I don't put myself on a no buy, cause sure as eggs I'll think of something I need or want.....

Julia said...

Those frogs are soooooooo cute. I make my RN daughters scrub tops and this would make an adorable one!

Anne Ida said...

Sorry to hear you had some bad news! Hope it's something fixable!!

You're right - who could resist those frogs! They are so cute!!! And the other fabrics you got are wonderful too! Fabric no-buy is impossible - fabric low-buy I can do, and so can perhaps you?

Take care and happy quilting!

anne bebbington said...

Great frogs - and the rest of the fabric is great too - sorry to hear you had bad news Andrea hope it's not insurmountable but that sort of thing does throw you off kilter

Rhonda said...

Girlfriend....you lasted longer than I did on the No-buy policy.........LOL

Karol-Ann said...

Oh Andrea, I wondered why you were so quiet! How things are bgoing to get better.
You and that warehouse!!!!
Well done on the sales!

loulee1 said...

Cute froggies!

Hope things are on the up again.

jovaliquilts said...

Sorry you got thrown for a loop this week, hope things get better soon.

How lucky to have in-laws near a great fabric warehouse! I'll have to talk to my MIL about moving near one. :)

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Sorry to hear you got bad news...by the sounds of a little retail therapy in the fabric dept. is probably what the doctor ordered. Enjoy your fabric (I couldn't resist those frogs either!) and hope things get better.

Sending you cyber (((hugs)))

Karen Dianne Lee said...

I'm happy to hear we're on the recovery end of bad news. I wish I knew you were unloading those tops. I might have wanted one! ;)

You crack me up with your 8 hour fabric diet. Hilarious!!!

Thanks for the smile. *karendianne.

Guðrún said...

Dear Andrea I hope this "problem" can be solved very soon.

Libby said...

The frogs are adorable - I think it would have been more wrong to NOT buy them, no buy or no no buy :) :)

Helen in the UK said...

Congrats on shifting 5 UFOs to other homes. The frogs are too cute :)

meggie said...

Lovley frogs!
Fabric is too addictive to restrict!

julieQ said...

What fun fabric! I am also not on no-buy, I just do my best to use what I have. This quilting thing is what I do, so I enjoy it! And I hope your bad news is mending with time.

The Quilting Pirate said...

YAH for Ebay! Now you sold some tops you have earned money to buy more fabric...8 hours is a great record! :)

Floss said...

The frogs are too cute, but at least your not increasing you stash.
Hope you are recovering from your bad news, beside you needed to frogs to cheer yourself up :)

Nicole and Phil said...

I hope things will sort themselves out quickly ((big hugs))
what a great idea to get rid of UFO's on Ebay....I could do that too.....

Chocolate Cat said...

There was NO way you could leave those frogs behind! They are just SO cute!!