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Monday 6 July 2015

What a Find!

My farmer hubby has done volunteer work with a charity for some years now. He has just recently received his card to work here in our local shop in town so goes in on a Wednesday to talk to and access how they can help the needy.......sometimes, and I guess that it is fortunate, there are not many people needing his help so he lends a hand in the shop itself, sorting donated items, pricing them, helping customers etc...

Last week, I got a phone call from him during the afternoon to say he had come across a pair of scissors in a tin when he was sorting through a box of donations and would I be interested enough to buy them.  At this point I should tell you that I am a little nuts for a pair of scissors.......I probably have more pairs of scissors than I have pairs of undies....not kidding? But he doesn't need to know that! Ermmmmm, you probably don't either.

Anyway, I had to say yes and a price was agreed to by the shop manager.....$10 and just like that I was the proud owner of a never-been-used pair of Singer Scissors still in their tin box. I couldn't wait for him to get home so I could look at them in awe.

I have just had a little look on line and there are a pair going on eBay for $45 and a brand new set from a sewing shop in Hobart for $65......I think I might have bagged a bargain.

I have my eye on another find that I spotted at the Bric-a-Brac Shop which I thought a good price too...will tell you about it if it evenuates. Also Singer related.

Saturday 4 July 2015

Procrastination "Rools" for FNWF

It's Friday Night with Friends tonight......I can't remember the last time I signed up over at Gone Stitchin'.  Nothing to watch on the telly because The Hawks are playing tonight so I am letting my hubby watch since it is his team and that is fine with me but what will I be working on now that I have finished my Christmas Stitchery? I loved this stitchery and will definitely be stitching it in red.

 I could work on this cross stitch project that I started 4 years ago.  I haven't done any cross stitch since then and I am struggling to get back into the swing of it.

 I have a sneaky feeling that I abandoned it because I miscounted somewhere but I really can't remember anymore.  In an effort to get back on track, I have stitched in some grid lines to make it easier to keep track of stitches.  How on earth did I do this for so many years? I was a prolific cross stitcher before I discovered quilting.

 On the topic of quilting.......I found the box with all the requirements to finish this mystery quilt I started last year.  I have put it up on my Design Board to inspire me.....it is just a case of sewing on the next 3 blocks and then add some borders.  I could do this since I am not really watching the telly.

.......or I could just stitch on the next block of  Australian Afternoon  since I have prepared it ready for stitching.

Mmmmmm.....well since it is nice and warm here in front of the fire and freezing in the rest of the house, I think I will stitch Possum Reading......wonder if it is Possum Magic by Mem Fox?....that was always a favourite in our house.

If you signed up for FNWF, then I will visit you sometime over the weekend. Happy Stitching!

This is the result of my night...... not a great deal.....probably because, as the Queen of Procrastination, I took too long deciding what to do.

 I also didn't have any nice treats for tonights sewing because they have all been eaten.....if you want to see what I could have had, why not visit Cath@Home to read about my Pecan Muffins, Chocolate & Cranberry Slice or Luscious Lemon Loaf.

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