Remember I mentioned getting zippers for Mouthy Stitches from Zipit; well I ordered a bundle of 25 on Monday, and they arrived all the way from the US of A this morning - how's that for amazing service and a round of applause for the postal service on both sides of the ocean!!
I bought 9" zips this time; my Christmas purses were all made with 7"s, which were totally fine, but I would like the option of going a little larger, and also reducing the chance of stitching over those needle-breaking metal bits, which has to be a bonus!
I can't wait until all preliminaries are completed for the swap, so Susan, Cindy and I can get matching then bring on the making!
After the posty, we went out and dropped the kiddies off for a MacDonalds birthday party, so hubby and I got to have lunch together without the children for about the 3rd time in a year!! I also got a lovely long grey sleeveless cardigan in the White Stuff sale and a few other bits and bobs, so that was a result.
Then this evening I started to quilt the Constellation! Last night I basted the beast - almost managing to match all edges perfectly. By the time the binding goes on I may lose a few edge star points, but I don't think that will matter in the scale of things. The bit I have started quilting is very hard going, but it will get easier, just not for a few more days. I think I will keep you in suspenders until it is all done, then reveal my mad and difficult quilty vision, but so far it's looking good!
Hope you are having a good weekend, it's turning out to be 'snuggle on the sofa with a quilt' weather round these parts, and tomorrow I will willingly oblige!