Monday, April 7, 2008
Punchneedle and goodies
Even though quilting, specifically applique, is my first love, I also dabble in other crafts as most of us do! Today I was looking through my unpacked boxes from when we moved here last year (please tell me I'm not the only one with unpacked boxes!) and found a Punchneedle piece I did a while back. It was my first ever one, and I drew up the pattern and just went for it. It now has a home on my library card catalog in the living room.
And since I seem to be blogging a lot lately about food and goodies, why break the tradition???! This week is my birthday (I'll never tell how old....OK I'll be 35 :) ) and in my mailbox today was a present from my Mum in New Zealand. Of course there was no way I could wait until Wednesday to open it, especially when she usually sends some edible treat from home, so I ripped it open and WOO HOO! Not only were there NZ chocolate bars, but fabric too! VERY well done Mum!! I love it all!! Now look at the price on the packets of fabric and feel very grateful for the prices we pay here in the US. When I was visiting NZ in 2004, fabric in quilt shops was between $25-30 per yard. $15 was the cheap clearance stuff. Now the $9 we pay here doesn't seem so bad, does it?!