Monday, 2 March 2015

Destash -- part 2

Hello again!!

Thank you to everyone who has sent get well wishes to Jax.  He is now home but still not 100%.  He has been picking at some boiled chicken and plain rice and drinking water so at least he is (hopefully) on the mend.  A week of prescribed antibiotics should help too.  Fingers crossed he improves each day. #ilovemydog

I am continuing my destash!  Please let me know in the comments if there is something here that you would like to buy.  I will reply to you and give you my Paypal address for you to Friends & Family paypal me.  Happy shopping!

Here we go: 
Pearl Bracelets - LIGHT BLUE 
£2.90 plus 61p UK postage

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Pearl Bracelets ELECTRIC BLUE - Fat quarters - 2 available
£2.90 each plus 61p UK postage each
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Pezzy Prints BLUE/AQUA - Half metre
£4.50 plus 80p UK postage

Pezzy Prints NAVY - Half metre
£4.50 plus 80p postage

Pearl Bracelets NAVY - Fat quarters - 2 available
£2.90 each plus 61p UK postage each

Pearl Bracelets Aqua-like BLUE - Fat quarter
£2.90 plus 61p UK postage 

Oops-A-Daisy by Keiki for Moda - 1 yard
£7.50 plus £1.06 UK postage

Thank you for looking!!  I am happy to post internationally too - just leave a comment WHERE in the world you are and I will get back to you with postage costs.

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Destashing (for Jax's vet bill)

In September, I started a challenge to myself and called it #amysMinimalistChallenge.  I set a goal of ten things to do and they ranged from clearing out the coat and shoe closet, getting the garden in order and parting with fabric in my stash that I will probably never use or have fallen out of love with.

Today I am continuing that challenge and having another clear out because poor little Jax went to the vet yesterday and spent the night on an intravenous drip to get him rehydrated and his glucose levels back up.  I just spoke with the vet and he needs to stay in another night.  I hate to see him so poorly and I myself nearly fainted when I saw the £ bill and there is no way I will be able to afford it unless I do a destash!

If you are interested in anything listed below, please let me know in the comments and I will get back to you ASAP.  I am open to offers as well!  For payment, please "Friends & Family Paypal" me - I will give you my Paypal address in my reply.

If you are not in the UK and are interested, let me know and I can let you know postage to another country.

Here are the items I hope to sell:

Birch Avalon by Jay-Cyn ORGANIC - Half metre with selvage
£4 plus 61p UK postage
Avalon Squares - Avalon - Jay-Cyn for Birch Organic Fabrics

 GeoGrand by Daisy Janie - 5 ORGANIC fat quarters
£14 plus £1.06 UK postage

GeoGrand by Daisy Janie - 1 metre of ORGANIC Ogee
£9.00 plus £1.06 UK postage

Briar Rose by Heather Ross - 20 fat quarters
£54 plus £2.90 UK postage 

Dear Stella Purple Dot - Half yard piece with selvage
SOLD £4 plus 61p UK postage

Geisha in Bliss by Pat Bravo Indie Collection ART GALLERY FABRICS - one 1.5 metre piece with selvage writing!
SOLD £12 plus 1.06 UK postage

Timeless Treasures Sketch - Half yard with selvage (coordinates perfectly with the Geisha fabric shown above - just sayin') 
SOLD £4 plus 61p UK postage


More later folks!!!!  Thanks for looking!

Saturday, 28 February 2015

Polar Bear

The amazing and talented Kristy of Quiet Play has been releasing her Zoo Animals Block of the Month patterns over the past few months and March is the Polar Bear!

I was lucky enough to test the Polar Bear pattern a few months ago  and I am so happy to finally share it with you!!

And guess what?  This pattern is FREE for the month of March!  Grab it quick!

Polar Bear March Zoo Animal Block by Quiet Play

I hope you sew one up - just imagine this guy as a cushion, a tote bag or as a part of a quilt - brrrrilliant!!

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Where Are You Now?

I am in my living room, packing for QuiltCon 2015 and I am listening to Mumford & Sons.  I thought that I would share the lyrics to my (current) favourite song.

Where are you Now?
Mumford & Sons/Babel

It came to the end it seems you had heard.
As we walked the city streets,
You never said a word.

When we finally sat down
Your eyes were full of spite.
I was desperate, I was weak
I could not put up a fight.

But where are you now?
Where are you now?
Do you ever think of me
In the quiet, in the crowd?

You were strangely less in pain
Than you were cold.
Triumphant in your mind
Of the logic that you hold.

You said no one would ever know
The love that we had shared.
As I took my leave to go
It was clear you didn't care.

And where are you now?
Where are you now?
Do you ever think of me
In the quiet, in the crowd?

But where are you now?
Where are you now?
Do you ever think of me
In the quiet, in the crowd?

And I hear of your coming
And your going in the town.
I hear stories of your smile,
I hear stories of your frown.

And the darkness can descend,
We can relish all the pain.
But I know that's what you love,
'Cause you know I love the same.

But where are you now?
Where are you now?
Do you ever think of me
In the quiet, in the crowd?

But where are you now?
Where are you now?
Do you ever think of me
In the quiet, in the crowd?

But where are you now?
Where are you now?
Do you ever think of me
In the quiet, in the crowd?


Friday, 13 February 2015

QuiltCon2015 prep

In a mad moment in June last summer, I decided that I would book my place at QuiltCon 2015.  I spent the first day of my holiday at my sister's house on her computer desperately TRYING to get the classes and Super Volunteer slots that I wanted.  I think I must have hit the refresh button a million times in an hour!  

Fast forward to today, and I find myself frantically packing odd bits and pieces for a week-long sewing vacation in TEXAS!  

So far I have booked a taxi to the airport, looked at what films I will watch on my 10 hour and 20 minute flight (best choices are The Hundred-Foot Journey, The Maze Runner, Gone Girl, Paddington and Mr. Turner) and have dyed some of my rather boring brown hair purple!  As you do.  I'm obviously dealing with the important things first!

I am so excited to be heading to Austin because I am going to be hanging out with Charlotte and Nathalie as well as seeing a few of my Canadian pals from the Ottawa MQG and the Vancouver MQG.  I also get to meet people in person who I have been following on-line since I started quilting in 2009.  Exciting stuff!

And of course I am looking forward to the food.  This is TEXAS people - I will be eating some Tex-Mex food!  And steak.  And probably more steak!  And hopefully some Fettuccine Alfredo with shrimp.

There will be some shopping to do as well.  I love picking up things I am not able to get very easily here in the UK.  Things like Twizzlers, cake mixes and Cheez Whiz.  There will be a variety of fabric and haberdashery vendors at QuiltCon as well so fingers crossed I can be a good girl and keep my #sewyourstash2015 promise and not buy anything much.  

For those of you not attending -- I wish you were!

For those of you who are -- TRAVEL SAFELY.