I should not go mooching amongst the shelves in the Craft Department at John Lewis - its getting a little bit dangerous. Its like writing lines after receiving detention at school! Only in my case I think it will be "don't look and don't buy" Government health warning. My name is Tricia and I think I am a fabriholic!
After buying the sewing machine on Saturday I went in there again today (Tuesday) ostensibly for some wool as I have an urge/compulsion to do some simple crochet for a cushion cover worked in little squares. So I ended up with my selection of wools and a couple of crochet hooks, and a reel of white cotton. I then ended up buying 4 packs of fat quarters with about 5 different fabrics in each for £10 a pack - but it is all Christmassy fabric which they did not have on the floor apparently it is in the stock room waiting to be brought out on the floor. I have already spotted one Christmas fabric which I think will look lovely made up as a tablecloth. The fabrics are in reds and creams. I am thinking about getting some nice red gingham with which to back it or maybe a plain red.
I also had to have a look at the embroidery machine again. I am afraid it is speaking to me! Told you it is dangerous. However I am doing some more research first. I have more questions but I need to see Jenny the Sewing Machine Specialist at the store to see if I can find out more. I may well get her to do a demonstration in the coming weeks. The designs she had done were super but I need to know more about the software what it can do etc. I need to be sure that it has the capacity I need and the scope as once I start playing with things
The fabric for my ironing board cover has also come neatly tied with some navy blue ribbon. I like the colour which is just the right colour for my ironing board which is navy blue in any event. It will be a good project to do on my new sewing machine. So I may well have a look to see if they do a red gingham to back it with. I like gingham it is cheerful and clean looking and I think will be ideal for this Christmas quilt.
For a couple of years now I have been threatening to make a quilt from embroidered panels which are then framed with Christmas or plain fabric and then made up into a quilt. I have the calico to do the embroidery on and one of the books on how to do this. All I have to do is embroider the panels and then once they are completed I can make the quilt up.
Well those r the thoughts/plans at the moment. R you ladies and gents making made oe started making for the festive season. Wiuld live to hear. Catch you soon. Pattypan x