This is a blog about my foray into Quilting. I love fabric to distraction and want to be able to fool around with it and make extraordinary things. That's my wish. The outcome may be somewhat different but we shall see.
I think the name is so cool and I am really looking forward to shopping there. So please click on where it says here because the giveaway ends tonight at 8pm EST (that's Eastern Standard Time which is 5 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time) so get moving and have a look at this new website and do what it says to be entered into their giveaway.
Lots of Love
American by birth and MOUTH
... you will never guess who messed up BIG TIME!! Yup I really did. I stitched all the jelly roll pieces together very carefully, and then THOUGHT I had cut them really carefully. Guess I wasn't as careful as I thought because hardly anything came out right when I started to stitch the blocks. And this was even after I got the June Tailor Shape Cut Plus Ruler which is meant to be idiot proof. Wrong! My problem is I realised last night as I was trying to use another ruler is that I shake now. How exciting is that! NOT! So I've ordered some pads to put under the other rulers to make them not slip when I shake. Here is the Shape Cut Plus Ruler and it is great:
This second photo shows you how straight and even every cut is
because you put the Rotary Cutter into the slot and away you go
Well that's what is supposed to happen. But then again they didn't count on me and my shaking MS! Hope this stops soon. Lucky for me I have the Relapsing/Remitting kind and I saw my GREAT new Neurologist this morning (I had an appointment with him anyway) and even at the cost to the National Health Service which is anything from £12,000 - £16,000 per annum, after I see the MS Nurse and she gives me all the real information so I can make a really informed decision I can have whatever . He has also written to my Doctor to suggest another drug that I should take for some of my other symptoms and the good bit on that drug is that a side-effect is IT MAKES YOU LOSE WEIGHT! YAY. Although this week I lost 3 1/2 lbs on Weight Watchers. I decided that I only move from one chair to another chair and don't exercise at all I should be on less points than normal people and so I did it and lost all that weight. Bet I don't next week but who cares.
Okay getting back to the ruined quilt top, what did I do? I threw the whole lot in the garbage can (ok bin) and ordered the very last Blush Jelly Roll in the country and bought a new White Jelly Roll from one of the best stores in the U.K. and here it is for all my fellow Brits - okay I'm not really a Brit but I have been here an awfully long time.
The store is called Carole's Crafts but it really is a quilting store and Carole and Roger, who own it, are just so nice and obliging it just isn't true. And what's more although they get the new Fabrics a month after the guys in the U.S. on Jelly Rolls they charge more or less the same price as if you bought it in the States but without the shipping charges one has to pay from the States. And I'm giving you Brits the heads up that if the C&E people decide that you have spent to much, i.e. over £18.00 ($25.00) on a package from the Sates, excluding postage, they can and will charge you 20% VAT + an £8.00 handling fee for charging you the VAT, Look I don't have a problem with the VAT - no way Jose, but I have a HUGE problem with the damn Handling FEE! So do give Carole & Roger a go on Jelly Rolls & Layer Cakes.
I'm going up there next week, they are in Wolverhampton, when I get my new car which does more than my gas guzzler does to the mile (20) and the new one is supposed to do like 55mpg, and if it does 40 I will be over the moon, and Carole is going to, out of the goodness of her heart, give me lessons on cutting etc. See I told you she was great.
Anyway I've gone on enough for tonight and hopefully after the weekend I will have something to show you for real.
Lots of Love
American by birth and MOUTH