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Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Getting even more prepared...

With less than 5 weeks until FQ Retreat, I am trying to get all prepared.  FQR, the end of the school year, and my long break from work all clash, and things are only going to get more hectic from here on in.  Next week we have two sports days, my birthday, Village Day along with two lots of swimming, Cubs and Rainbows, and then it doesn't really slow down.

So I am already suffering from a delightful cold that dear son has brought home from school, and I will probably flake out completely tomorrow.  But for now, I have just cut all my class fabric; I am using Architextures for all my classes, curved EPP, Portholes and Cathedral Windows, so I am aiming for three matching cushions at some point after the weekend.

If anyone is after 'calico/muslin', I got a meter of Moda 90" wide from Eclectic Maker and I had enough for the cathedral windows, and 4 porthole blocks.  It's an off white, more cream than pure white and is a lot softer than Kona solids. 

Also in preparation I have made a purse for Krista; we talked about a private swap yonks ago, but life intervened, but seeing as she is coming all the way from Canada to see me, it would have been extreamly rude not to.

So Liberty-linen frame purse it a tick off the list...


I used Emily's brilliant tutorial from over at The Village Haberdashery again; I love the size this comes out.

So that's me for now; if this cold kicks in, I doubt I'll blast through my To Do list tomorrow as I was planning, but either way, I am going to settle with a cup of tea at some point and listen to Rhonda's latest podcast

31 comments:

  1. Oh wow, love the new frame purse, gorgeous, you are really rocking the Liberty again!

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  2. Beautiful, but I do think as you are overusing my tutorial you really ought to make me one in payment as thanks ;-)

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  3. Ooo stop it with all that organisation. I was going to hack out some fabric the night before we go! I guess more thought might be a good idea!

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  4. Boo to summer colds! Beautiful purse! Jxo

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  5. That's one gorgeous purse, lucky Krista!

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  6. I hope the cold doesn't develop.... Boo!

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  7. Lovely liberty purse!! I'm in the portholes class too, yay!! sorry I'm really excited and it's fun seeing who's in each class

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  8. Love the little purse...and I'm sure everything will fall into place in the long run.

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  9. You are sooo organised! The purse is just lovely. Di x

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  10. Such a pretty purse! You sound very organised.

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  11. Sometimes we just seem to lose days on end to kids clubs, parties and bugs! Hope you feel ok tomorrow. Gorgeous purse :o)

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  12. Feel better. The purse is perfect

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  13. Well, I think I can recognise two or three of the liberty prints, but that is all. I'm doing curved EPP and cathedral windows as well. In my mind I'm organised, but in reality I'm not yet there.

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  14. Your more organised than I am. I couldn't get off to sleep last night and thought it was about time I started organising my retreat class stuff!

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  15. Oh and forgot to say LOVE the framed purse!

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  16. What a lovely purse Hadley, but.... only 5 weeks? eeeeeek..... better 'start' the preparations, lol!

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  17. Wendy from the Brighton and Hove MQG is doing the portholes class too - do say hi as she is lovely!
    Happy Birthday for next week x

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  18. beautiful! I must have a go sometime, can you make a first ever frame clutch from this pattern, or do you need some experience?

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  19. Thanks for the muslin tip, I'll get myself over there if my LQS hasn't got any that looks nice as I'm in both of those classes.

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  20. What a gorgeous purse! She is one lucky lady. I have a cold too, nothing worse than having your energy zapped and it interrupting sewing time!

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  21. Somehow I had never seen Emily's tutorial you shared. I can't wait to check it out as I have some unused frames.

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  22. Eeep! You're cutting fabric already!?!? I'm so far behind!
    Love the purse. Bravo once again on your frame designs. They're always fab.

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  23. so very cute! I bought several frames before christmas, and still have not attempted one. I'll have to give that tutorial a try~

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  24. If I didn't have so much pre-FQR sewing to do myself, I'd bump up my plane ticket to get this purse pronto! Keep that beauty under lock and key until you see the whites of my eyes, Hadley! I love it, thank you so very much for spoiling me. Can't wait!!

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  25. Lovely purse! You always do such amazing work!

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  26. I love the Liberty purse. I really need to look at my supplies list and try and get a little more organised

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  27. I love that purse! I hope your cold came and went overnight and that you've had a day stuffed full of sewing and prep rather than snot ;o)

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  28. 25 working/school days until school finishes!!!!

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  29. I can totally see me gathering everything together a week on Tuesday, my last night in the flat before the retreat ;o)

    Purse looks fab though :oD

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