This lovely parcel arrived yesterday from Caryn. I'd entered her giveaway for an Abe Head square for my civil war blocks and was one of the lucky winners. When the envelope arrived I was a little baffled at the size of it, then I opened it up and found, not only the lovely square I'd won, but a sweet little appliqued kitchen towel, a very yummy piece of CW fabric a candle and a lovely little scissor Pal. Thank you so much Caryn, your parcel was such a lovely surprise and the contents are very much appreciated.
Today's mail brought a parcel all the way from Christine in Ohio. Christine had very sweetly offered to send me some black and whites. I was expecting scraps, so you can imagine my joy when I opened the box to find these beautiful fat quarters sitting neatly tucked inside along with the little card. Thank you so much Christine, you have truly blessed me, and these fabrics will look wonderful stitched into Luke's quilt.
Now is the time for some of my questions. Who better to ask than fellow quilters. Below is a photo of a little quilt pattern I won some time ago. Yesterday I started and finished the first of a couple of reversible aprons for Jenna's birthday this year. I thought I'd like to make up a nice kitchen parcel for her. I'm not sure if those acrylic type bake ware products are available in Aussie yet so I thought I'd get a couple of those and applique these little cupcakes onto some pretty pink checked kitchen towels. So this is where the question comes in ( long winded aren't I?) Does anyone know where I can find these towels in a pretty pink check, I'm also looking for pink kitchen tools, like spatulas and measuring cups and have absolutely no idea where to look. So if you could point me in the right direction, I sure would be one happy mama.
My iron died last week, fortunately I always keep a cheap $6 spare in the cupboard, so it's doing the job, only just, until I can shop this weekend. The last iron I had was a Braun and I liked the functions on it, it was nice and heavish, turned itself off every 10 minutes etc. I looked at Hancock's at the Rowenta irons, and have to say I just about had heart failure when I saw the price. $100 for an iron....... So what are your suggestions, is the Rowenta iron a good investment, or is there another iron you would recommend?
Last question, I have a large 16 inch square ruler that has absolutely no grip at all, the darn thing slips and slides all across the fabric. So trying to square up a block with it is next to impossible. Is there some type of product I can use to put on the back of the ruler to stop the slipping, without it interfering with the ability to use the ruler?
Happy Stitching, and thank you for taking the time to help me out with these little dilemmas.