Here we are at another 'best day of the week' for me. Wednesday gives us all the chance to catch up with our creative friends in all corners of the world by linking up with them at the Stamping Ground with Julia. If you don't know what I'm talking about then I really don't know where you have been for the past 5 years but please click on the link and pop over to check us out.
Firstly I must show you an ATC that has arrived this week...It was a little late arriving but it was well worth the wait...Thank you so much Rachel I love it and the little card it came with. x
I met a new customer this last week who needed 5 pair of trousers shortening. When he arrived he explained he had lost his wife recently. She had been a big sewer and he had lots of material to find homes for...'Was I interested'?
Of course I was interested!!! and when he came to collect his trousers this is what he arrived with. I truly felt Christmas had come early. I promised it would all be put to good use and he said when I have finished with this bag full there was lots more I could have....of course it will be shared with that much older sister of mine and Monday was spent oooing and awwwing over it all.
In the bag was this piece of fabric and the moment I saw it I just knew what needed to be done with it. Shell had mentioned she was needing some fabric to make curtains for the twin's Wendy house windows with.
Of course this was the perfect fabric and not only the perfect colour/pattern but it was as if it had arrived just to do this job with cos there was exactly the right amount to make the 4 pair of little curtains but enough to make a matching tablecloth with.....he works in mysterious ways!
In the bottom of the bag were these little treasures too....I love little wooden cotton reels and can almost sense the history that came with them when I hold them.
This picture shows you more of my week...
- the now completed 2 pair of curtains and curtain tie backs
- The rail full of wedding/bridesmaids dresses....8 dresses now completed and the last two are being fitted this Sunday.
......and if you look closely in the bottom right of the picture you will see the other real treasure the new customer brought me this week...
It's a brand new sewing machine that he bought his wife just before she died. He brought it for me to try to see if I'm interested in buying it.....It is a top of the range Bernina and comes with lots of extras too.
I've had a play with it here as you can see. It sews like a dream.
Do I want to buy it?
Do you need to ask?
It's far too good a machine to miss up on the opportunity so yes it will be my new 'toy' and I will be setting it up in the sewing room at our new home when we get there.
So there you go...has it been a good week here?.....You bet it has.
Do I have news on the move?....No not yet. We are still playing the waiting game.
Will I be over to yours to say hello?...Not til later today as I have swapped my usual twinnie days and will have my little visitors here today and tomorrow [and they no longer have a day time nap so they will be full days] and I will also have that big sister of mine here for two days to help out so I can keep my shop open for dropping off and collecting sewing....will be playing catch up again with it all on Friday this week! :-)
Thanks for calling by.