This has been such a funny week for me, not a lot of quilting going on but a surreal experience took place, tell you later.
the mystery quilt that is not a mystery any more is layered and ready to quilt. It was actually ready on Friday, I was all set, machine on, settings checked, bobbin filled.......... and I lost a quilting glove. i couldn't believe it, I searched high and low for what seemed like hours. I pulled out all my boxes of fabric in case it had got into one of them, went through drawers, cupboards, sewing boxes, even cupboards and places I hadn't even been. I pulled everything out of the Kalax unit to see if it had dropped behind, but it was nowhere to be found, sad. I couldn't start the quilting with only one glove. Janice from Colour Creating and Quilting suggested using a gardening glove, and I did have a brand new pair, but I just couldn't do it. I can't buy them locally so I got on the phone and ordered a pair. Only thing is you can't really buy just one pair of quilting gloves can you, I mean, you can but, but, but!!!
So this is what the postman brought me today. As you can see i was very restrained, apart from the Machingers gloves I got a new black Pigma pen, because Ella springer chewed up my last one, a meter of calico, yes it is a very small amount but they sell it for such a good price and the postage is in increments so if I bought more it would have cost more postage and this is enough to do the backing on the cushions I have on my list (not the envelope backing the cushion front backing). AND as you can see I couldn't resist a charm pack of the 2017 Alison Glass Sun Prints, could you?
I also have to tell you I found a new online quilt shop, well, not new but I hadn't looked there before. You see it is called Simply Solids, and that's what I thought it sold so I didn't bother, only it doesn't, well, yes it does, every Kona colour in fact, but it sells a lot more. You see I did a search for Carolyn Friedlander, that's how I found it. No, I wasn't going to buy any more fabric this year until I had used at least some of my recent purchases BUT, it was Sophie from Luna Lovequilts, she makes the most beautiful modern quilts and uses the most wonderful fabrics, and I was lulled into a dreamlike state and it just happened. I was quite restrained though and you would realise that if you saw the wonderful fabrics Simply Solids sells.
So what do you think of this for a low volume fat quarter pack, is it stunning or is it stunning? Could you resist it? I think not.
And a bit more Alison Glass, be still my beating heart. Now do you understand my predicament? AND the postage is £2.75p, no mater how much you buy. What's a girl to do? I ordered it in the afternoon about 2pm, would you believe the postman brought it just before 11am the next day? Now thats what I call great service.
My predicament is they have a Kona 303 stash club, if I join I get 17-18 fat quarters of Kona solids through the post every month, and in eighteen months I will have a fat quarter of every single colour, if I stay the whole 18 months I get a free Kona colour card too. Now that is tempting. By the way, I suppose I should tell you I don't have any affiliations to Simply Solids, or anyone else actually, so I just tell you how I see it and give my opinion for what it's worth.
But I simply must tell you what I did. I was on Facebook and I had a message, from one of my sons, and I noticed I had missed a call from him, strange, and then I remembered he said something about calling with Messenger, well, before I even put my brain into gear I clicked on the aforementioned Janice from Colour Creating and Quilting and clicked the telephone symbol, AND IT RANG!!! Really it did, and someone answered, I just said 'Is that Janice?' and a woman said 'Kate?' She was so stunned, and so was I, I don't know what I was thinking, well, I obviously didn't have my thinking head on, because I was so surprised I actually got to speak to her. We had such a lovely conversation, I 'met' Janice about a year ago and we 'speak' regularly but to speak on the phone? Wow.
THEN I thought, can I do it again? No I didn't ring her straight back, I tried Jennifer at The Inquiring Quilter, AND SHE ANSWERED TOO AND SHE KNEW IT WAS ME!!! Joy oh joy, I had a lovely conversation with Jennifer, we have been friends for almost a year, I never dreamed I would actually get to speak to her, in the flesh so to speak.
I tried again yesterday and rang Sue from Sevenoaks Street Quilts, but she didn't answer. No she didn't not answer because it was me, I don't know how messenger works exactly, but I got to leave her a VOICEMAIL, do you like speaking to machines? When she listens to it of course she will probably never answer if I ring her again, after having a voicemail from a madwoman chuntering on and giggling like a five year old.
So, that's been my week. Do you use Facebook messenger to call people? Of course you probably do, it's just me being behind the times and getting so flustered because technology works. But if you are like me give it a try, you have to be friends with someone to call them I think. Now, I have to have a think, who else am I friends with..............
Giggling my little head off
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Linking up with:
Lorna at Let's Bee Social
Kelly at Needle and Thread Thursday
Sarah at Can I Get a Whoop Whoop
Myra at Busy Hands Quilts