Friday, July 31, 2009

Craft Fair!!

Well today was the first day of the Perth Craft and Quilt fair, i am working on the shops' stand all weekend:)
It was very busy there today, we have a hands on workshop happening and lots of people booking in to have a go on the new Topaz 30, a very popular machine.
I was kept busy keeping 2 embroidery machines busy and giving demos to people interested in a new machine.
Too busy to have a llok around but around 3pm it starts to quieten down and we all start going off for little walks!!
Lots of yummy quilts to look at, new gadgets, scrummy fabric, oh dear, another dent in the bank account!!
Working at the craft fair is very tiring, lots of talking an on your feet all day but i love the hustle and bistle, the people you meet and the energy and buzz that a craft fair brings:)
If i am clever enough i will take some pics from the quilt display and post them, watch this space.
Oh and hopefully i will be the proud new owner of a Topax 30 next week, yippee i am so excited i love this machine and the possibilities it can offer me.

Love and blessings

Nikki xx

Monday, July 27, 2009

Karma Award

Monday 27th July 2009
Karma Awards

Faith from has gifted me with this award. I must pass the award onto some of my favourite blogging friends. In turn, they can copy what is below and pass it onto other favourite bloggers.

As a newbie to both the world of quilting and blogging i am inspired by the lady who sent me this award and the ladies i have given the award to, thank you and many blessings and happy quilting to you all:)

The wording for this award is as follows:

The Karma Award: These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kinds of bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to some bloggers who may choose more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.

So, I would like to pass this award onto:




Monday, July 6, 2009

Quilt As You Go Placemat

This is my next project for my foot club which i run in the shop every month.

I enjoyed this as it was extremely easy to do and good for using up scraps.

The side panel i used to do some decorative stitching and machine candlewicking stitches but i will allow my class to freehand whatever they like in there.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Born too Soon

A sad post today as i found out on Thursday that a very dear friend of mine had given birth to her darling baby boy at just 19 weeks .
It has come as a huge shock to many and its times like these when you feel hopeless as to what to do, what to say and what support to give.
I find from my own experiences that at these sad times in your life when you want to give up you will always find others who want to pull you up and carry you for a while, and that when this happens it is for a reason, and usually the reason is to listen and accept the help no matter where it is from, it can do no harm to share a burden or let another do something to help you, what would the world be like if no one offered to help each other??
In my opinion we are so damn stubborn a lot of the time that we insist we can and will do it ourselves, however to share a load is to lighten a load and whether you are a giver or a receiver it all contributes to making this wonderous planet a much more beautiful place to live and in which to raise our future generations.

I would love to make a quilt for this dear friend but am not sure where to start or what to do??
Any suggestions would be welcome:)

Much love many blessings

Nikki x