Yesterday`s giveaway sponsored by The Intrepid Thread was such great fun and there were times when I couldn`t keep up with the comments pouring into my email account. A big welcome to all my new followers and good luck to everyone who has entered the giveaway! There is still time by enter by clicking here.
Today I finished piecing the back to my Across the Sea QAL quilt. It has been breezy and raining today so I had to rush out between showers and grab this very average shot.
The floating crosses are on a lilac solid for the back, which complements the colours in the blocks but I do kind of wish I had been braver and gone darker. Anyway, that`s it until my wadding and purple thread arrive and at the moment there is no sign of them.
Today`s fantabulous news is that my new sewing machine was delivered today. Poor thing had hardly time to unpack her bags and she was put to work on the quilt backing. It`s early days but we are getting on well. Currently, she is nameless apart from her surname Janome, so if anyone (Hadley?) has any bright suggestions, let me know. In her haste to get here, she forgot to bring the promised quilting quilt, which is hugely frustrating as I was hoping to have the extension table and requisite feet available for when my wadding arrives. My mum will now bring it out with her in a couple of weeks.
The Goodie Swap 2011 is almost over and after having said I wouldn`t do another swap for a while, I have signed up to two in the last few days. It seems a little obscene to be mentioning the C word in September but the first swap is The Modern Christmas Tablerunner Swap being hosted by super lovely bloggy friend Susan. With Susan in charge and the gaggle of girls who are already signed up, it is sure to be fun. Sign ups close on October 2 so head on over and take a peek. I have also signed up to The Scrappy Swap 2011 being hosted by Kat. Sign ups close on September 30.
Right, I`m off to read the instruction book...what? No, of course I didn`t read it before using it!