It was the best of times, it was the worst of times

Well a very topsy turvy week this week. It all started when a sewerage manhole a street away became blocked. This started a chain of events which ended with a pipe on our property spewing unmentionable grossness over an area adjacent to the fabric store. While the Urban Utilities people did solve the problem and cleaned up the area, the shelving that held the fabric was not in a fit state to use again, nor could it be salvaged. So the contents of five shelves is currently on the classroom tables – which is why we haven’t been able to have classes this week. I am assured that the professional cleaning team is coming out on Thursday to use their high powered hoses and so on to ensure everything is absolutely clean clean clean.

On a brighter note I had a very enjoyable birthday on Sunday. The teenager-in-residence and I drove to Warwick for the ‘Jumpers and Jazz Festival’. We met up with Mum and Dad, and along with Miss B we stayed for the weekend. The dutiful daughter and the heir travelled to see us on Friday so it was quite a family event. We enjoyed the yarn bombed trees, the textile exhibitions, the jazz music and the steam train. Here are some photos for you to enjoy…


I would highly recommend this weekend and look forward to being able to go again next year.

After the festival we returned to the realities of restoring the fabric room and cancelling classes, however, my lovely ladies didn’t let me down. When I arrived home this afternoon after collecting the teenager-in-residence from school I found this present at my door.


I can’t tell you how much I am looking forward to visiting Shine Beauty for the treatments. And I absolutely LOVE the pen with the Swarovski crystals. Thanks so much to the best quilting customers in the world!!

And the winner is……….

We have a winner for the competition to guess how many bolts there are in store. After several days counting I can now confirm that we have 1,043 bolts. And the person who guessed nearest to this wins a fabric pack including the new “Happy Hour”, which means that if she is faced with a “two wine” block this is the fabric to use! Here’s the prize


And who is the winner…… is Susan B who guessed 999 so she was only 44 out. Congratulations Susan.

And while we’re congratulating people – big congrats to Bec and her husband Brendan. Their third daughter Alexis Jade arrived on 25th June “at home in the kitchen. Caught by her dad. 3.48kg and 50cm long. All doing well.” Here’s a lovely photo.