Thursday, 31 August 2017

Lots Happening


How lucky am i ,i received this very cute parcel from my buddy Fiona and how sweet is the tag,
thankyou my friend i will open it up next Tuesday,lol if i can wait that long.


I have joined in with the Tuesday girls and some lovely friends in the Ruth's Quilt SAL,its a lovely quilt pattern by Leanne Beasley.
So i have decided to use my stash of French General fabrics,think i am ready to cut into them now i have only had them for 3 or 4 years,lol.


I chose cottage garden thread Kangaroo Paw to do the embroidery ,and i remembered to soak it in salty water this time,boy look how much dye came out.


I have made a start,i am going to enjoy making this quilt up,i think and hope that it will be a
rather quick project.
 Last week hubby and i went to watch our GD Liss playing footy in the final ,it was a good match but her team lost so wont be in the grand final this Saturday,it was great to see her kick a goal.


And dont forget to signup with Chez for  Friday night's FNWF,to signup go here.

Hope your day is a good one.
Cheers Shez xx


18 comments:

  1. Such a pretty tag on your present. Boy what a lot of dye. I hope it's all out now & you don't have issues later on. Such a shame this keeps happening with these threads. Hugs,xx

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  2. Perhaps you need to send that photo of the dye loss to the manufacturer. Love the fabrics that you will be working with and look forward to seeing your progress.

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  3. Gorgeous fabrics! That is a lot of dye!

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  4. woohooo and we have a start to a new project..... I remembered to wash mine too ....
    Hugz

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  5. Woohoo I signed up too and am gong to use my Etchings fabric which I have had for a very long time too! Oh boy I didn't know that about the dye...just soak in hot? Water and for how long? Do you do that on all threads Shez or just red? Have a nice day 😘

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  6. I'm sure you will LoVe this project using French General fabrics. How could you NoT...
    See you on Friday night... xox

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  7. think you have a birthday round the corner have a lovely time. I have not used salt when removing dye before will add it now myself.

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  8. Great start, Quilt should look good in your fabric choices.

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  9. ANOTHER BIRTHDAY?? Seems like you just stopped receiving LAST year's BD present a little bit ago, lol. Man, what a lot of dye to rinse from the thread. Do you think being red has anything to do with it? I always love to see what you are stitching.
    xx, Carol

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  10. Beautiful gifts Shez ... love all your french general fabrics lined up like that. Yes I too will soak my Cottage Garden threads now ... a great idea.

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  11. Oooh - an exciting parcel! Love your fabrics for the new SAL - looking forward to seeing what you make. xx

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  12. WooHoo, lots of gorgeous goodies ... and LOTS of beautiful projects in the making :D ENJOY, dear Shez !

    In stitches,
    NADINE

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  13. Your French General fabrics are lovely! I'm glad you are finally getting a chance to use them. Does the salty water keep the red thread from running?

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  14. OOH that french general looks ace, when I first looked I thought you were dyeing your own thread, how adventurous, can't wait to see your finished work :)

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  15. How lovely to see the fabrics together. And look at how much dye came out of that thread!!!

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  16. OMG!Were they the new threads????? Now I am worried.

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  17. That's amazing, the amount of dye that came out of the thread. Love that little gift tag. So gorgeous.

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  18. That package looks very promising, and it has a beautiful tag. What might be in it?
    Oh my, such a great French General fabric stash. I can't wait to see what you will do with it.

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