A few posts ago, I shared my new BOM with you and ended with how eager I was to get started....that was wishful thinking. Before I could transfer the design onto my fabric, I needed to find a marking pen. Pigma pens are my favourite way of transferring designs....the finer, the better.
No problems, I thought, I am sure there is one somewhere in my sewing room..........only to discover, there was not one to be found...Zip, Zero, Zilch! Initially, I thought it would just be easier to get one at the quilt shop in town when I did my grocery shopping but she had no idea what I meant and said to try the art shop over in the bigger town......I didn't really want to drive 20kms for a pen and since we don't have a newsagent in town anymore, my only solution was to search out the box that I packed the pens into.
So, I had to check my list of remaining packed boxes and I found one that vaguely listed "general stationery". Lucky for me, it was the very box I was looking for. As soon as I opened it, I saw all my different kinds of fabric markers in a ziplock bag.
Before I did anything else, I popped them in this little bucket and onto the shelf in my sewing room so I know exactly where they are when I need them again.
Just have a look at how many pigma pens I actually have!
This has taken me all week and I thought that FNSI would be a good opportunity to get the basic preparation of my block done......HA!
How am I supposed to do anything when these two want cuddle time with mum?
Eventually, I got the resolve to say.....enough is enough Girls! I've got stuff to do! My light box was one of the first things that was unpacked so I knew where that was....and the electrical cord....
Hubby was watching AFL on the Telly so it was the perfect time to trace.....because it isn't something you can do while watching a show......lines tend to get omitted....or is that just me?
Unfortunately the Hawks lost their match but I at least had a success and managed to get my first block traced onto the fabric and then backed it with Whisperweft.
And that my friends, is what I achieved for FNSI.....just the basics, no stitching. I am hoping to start stitching today and I can start with the Cottage Garden Threads which came with the BOM but I do need my boxes of DMC threads as well....I have three thread boxes and even though I know they are in the box numbered 11, I haven't located that box yet! Wish me luck!
I hope you all enjoyed FNSI or at least enjoy visiting all those who took part. You can find the list HERE and thank you to Wendy for hosting.