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Friday, November 14, 2008

My ship has come in!!!!! and more UFO's .... semi completed,SSCS SWAP















First a wonderfully mysterious Parcel arrived....sometime whilst I was away last weekend. Hmmmmmm I resisted the temptation to open it...but am looking forward to it with anticipation! I am about to send my own Swap out.... for Chooky Blue's SSCS swap. I have not divulged any of the contents.... Also, the delivery of my Ship items took place on Saturday while I was in Atlanta learning lots of fun things to do on the longarm. I have gone through it all, it seems to be all there..... a few damaged items which are the South Africa branch of the moving company...so won't hold my breath about getting any of the damage reimbursed for. But at least it is here...and I am now planning where to hang paintings, and other decor items. It felt like Christmas opening up all of the boxes...and of course brought back wonderful memories of where we purchased much of it! In fact, I was so nostalgic that I immediately called a few SA friends to hear their wonderful accents! Will post more about that stuff as it gets put out! Now about my wonderful longarm class....I learned a lot. Not mastered it yet...but wonderful class. Well worth the long drive over. The Teacher
at Pat's Calico Cottage is part of a group of longarmers...several award winners, and they did this wonderful quilt. I adored it. I also loved the batik 9 patch.... it was so well done. I really learned quite a bit. My machine seems to be humming perfectly at the moment...thanks to her husband... who sorted the few problems I have been having. I have to share a little photo of the leaders and enders quilt in progress...I am about out of red and white fabric bits...from my African quilts..but had enough to do this one. Now how to make it just a wee bit bigger...to a full bed size???? I already bought a Baptist fan template to quilt it with.... just have to make it a bit bigger. I hope you all have a lovely weekend. I am going to finish up a few things, I am binding two charity quilts to donate to the Sheriff's Dept. for our quilt guild...and have binding on a little Thanksgiving table topper to sew on this evening, whilst watching tv. Keep warm. It is getting colder here tomorrow...and we have wood being delivered tomorrow for the fire box in our Family room. Enjoy your weekend.I so am going to!

8 comments:

The Jen said...

I'm so glad your ship arrived! That batik quilt is beautiful.

Lorraine said...

Good to bear your ship has finally come in....and I can tell you that the mysterious parcel isn't from me......mine is still in my sewing room...but almost ready to go!! will you be able to resist the urge to open your parcel????

Lorraine said...

....and that is good to HEAR.....not good to BEAR....!!

bluebird-lyn said...

Hi Colleen, glad your ship finally arrived.Looks like an interesting package you have received. Regards Lyn

Eileen said...

I am so happy for you! I remember you telling about the things left back there. I can only imagine your joy while you were opening it!

em's scrapbag said...

Awesome your ship has come in. What a joy to have your things again. Thanks for sharing the quilts. They are lovely.

Libby said...

Oh I'm so glad your ship's come in . . . have fun getting to know all your things again *s*
Your class sounds fantastic. I should look around for one in my area.

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