I had to get out of the house last night as I was going just a little bit stir crazy and having done a quick fabric inventory DD and I decided on a quick trip to Dunelm for a touch of stash buying......
Over eight metres of fabric for less than £35.
The top two pictures are Rose & Hubble crafting cottons and the bottom one is a couple of remnants which were ridiculously cheap.
The turquoise....nearly a metre and over 60" wide is going to be either a bag or cushions.......for £2.99.
Lots of fabric I liked for making the pattern I bought from the NEC.....but not at ten to twenty pounds a metre I'm afraid. I have seen lots I like at Ikea at four pounds a metre so there will be a visit there some time this week.
On the way out we passed the display of sewing machines and there was a machine I have had my eye on for quite some time although I knew there was no way I could afford to get it.
Just out of interest I asked the price and was a bit shocked that it was the cheapest I had ever seen it and it was the last one.
I told Andy about it this morning and nearly had a heart attack when he said...OK well let's go and get it then......OMG.
So here is my new baby.
Please excuse the pile of stuff behind which had to be shoved to one side to get her on the table.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with my Singer Tradition but she does make me squirm a bit when sewing through all the layers for this rag quilt I am making. She will just be kept for dressmaking and other craft sewing and the new one will just be for quiltmaking.
I can't wait to put her through her paces.
Before I can do any sewing today I need to put a curried pork casserole on to get cooking and I need to clear away that pile of stuff from the table and the window ledge, run the hoover round as Smudgedog has been chewing on carrots again and give the kitchen floor a mop.
There's always something to be done isn't there?
Apron on then and let's get them jobs done quickly.
Hope you are all having a fabulous day.