Tuesday 17 September 2013

Tuesday Treats

Good morning all, I hope your day started as well as mine did, probably earlier though as I worked last night.

I have told you that I am playing with FMQ, what I have done I am reasonably happy with, early days and all that. After sewing Faith,s quilt I knew that I needed a few things to make it easier.

So Michael had a trawl through the 'net and came up with Machingers, quilters gloves with grippy pads on the finger tips that help to slide the quilt around. He also found crushed walnut shells on the same site. I have been wittering on about making a pincushion and thread catcher to sit next to the machine for ages and the shells are heavy enough to keep it in place, and they keep the pins sharp.

So I duly put the order in and paid for standard delivery, I am in no real rush.

The postie brought me 2 parcels this morning.

This was in a pretty pink envelope.

My quilting gloves, a perfect fit.

Walnut shell, now I just have to decide on a pattern and fabric.

But look at this, I placed the order at 1.14 yesterday and it was here at 11 30 today, less than 24 hours. I wonder if I had paid for the fast delivery if it would have arrived before I ordered it!!

Well, it makes you wonder.

I also got this little packet.

Boring little brown baggy.

Holding my new Open Toe FMQ  foot, clip on and will fit all my machines.
I am waiting for some clips to hold my quilt in a roll, they look a little like bicycle clips, I ordered these last Thursday.

I picked some more apples, they are quite big so I do not have to pick many at a time.

This one weighs 14 oz, almost a pie filling!, the tin is for scale, I have not made a bean and apple pie.............yet but with cubes pork or sausages it might be tasty, after all apple sauce goes with pork and beans go with this space.

When Michael tidied the cupboard from hell he found a Chocolate Orange with toffee crunch pieces, that is destined to be whizzed in the processor and find its way into a cake, waste not want not. he just suggested putting some in my pork, bean and apple pie. Sounds like bonfire night food all in one dish.......dare I?

He wants to keep a close eye on his meals, after all as they say, Be careful what you wish for, you may just get it!

We are having a steamed beef and onion pudding tonight, it was so cold when we came home that My thoughts were for winter warmer dinners.

Reasons to be grateful.

1. The sun is shining and it is not raining.

2. Dinner is sorted so the afternoon is free.

3. I am tucked up in the corner of the sofa with a hot coffee and a warm dog.

4. I have 3 books to read, non fiction all set in  Norfolk, my home county.

5. I have pulled the fabric from my stash to make another quilt.

I have a 5 day weekend coming up, and if I do not sew i will bake and eat!

I saw the new tutorial for a fast baby quilt, that is sweeping blogland, yesterday.  Two quilts  from a jelly roll. I am going to cut the strips from yardage and turn it into a full sized quilt. Jelly rolls are very expensive and I would not use all the fabric in them. There are always some parts of a collection that do not appeal.

My cup is empty and I need to check the steamer, I would hate for it to boil dry.                      TTFN                 Pam


  1. I've been doing a little playing with FMQ myself. It's certainly not as easy as it would seem-I'm going to need a lot more practice! Those gloves look like a great idea!

    1. I have tried the gloves out and what a difference they make, It is amazing how much control I have, and no tension pain in my shoulders.

  2. Pam, your blog is always a lovely read.You are always so busy and productive!

    1. Thank you but I do have my "lazy slob" moments.

  3. I've started putting apples in most things, most of the time the children don't even notice!

    Your gloves look good. Hoping to hear how you get on with them.

    Have a great 5 day weekend.


    1. The gloves are BRILLIANT, they make it a walk in the park.


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