Central Plateau, North Island

Central Plateau, North Island
View from a friend's farm

Friday, 27 October 2017

Bargains in the quilty department

Yesterday was my day to drive, and choose where I went. First stop, cutter blades. Woohoo!!! 30% off, and a further discount for having what is called a “ Gold Card” for those of us in the older age group, if you are 65 or older it entitles you to discount at selected stores, in some towns free bus or train travel ( very handy in Rotorua and Wellington) and is one perk at our age.

Next stop a specialised quilting place, and at the front door a sign “ 30% off fabrics”. so when all I needed was  a light and a dark, one of each,  to start the “wayward Transparency QAL” a few others hopped in as well.

The benefit of a smart phone, taking a photo in B&W to see if the balance from light to dark was correct. It was.

The yellow is a colour I have very little of, likewise the deep purple, and the lime green with large flowers was so pretty.

Dark purple, a dark green, and a pale green were all more goodies.The new blade is ready to go.

And I have a new project for Hugh, as soon as he can manage in the workshop. Yvonne at   quilting Jet girl   has a wonderful tutorial for a ladder to display quilts or wall hangings. So detailed, and easy to follow. This is on my list for a finish by Christmas.

wayward transparency new fabrics.  #3wayward transparency new fabrics

Black and white to make sure they were all OK.wayward transparency new fabrics. B&W

Did you notice that I have 2 sets of light to dark fabric now? What does that say about the next project?

I have another one ( to be posted overseas)  that is slowly getting finished, it has been partly done for ages, then sprained muscles,Hugh’s shoulder injury all interrupted it. Next week, all going well, I will have the next part done and it  will be finished and in the bag!!

This was taken  on 25th  October 2014, at 7.03 a.m.  and reminded me that even in October, frost will still be a threat to the new tomato plants. This morning, we had just over 5Celsius, and just the slightest white tinge on some places out there.

October frosty morning, looking back from the front lawnQuotation of the day, author unknown

“ Expect the unexpected,

believe the unbelievable,

and achieve beyond your dreams”

Greetings from Jean.

22 comments:

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

The colors and color values look great! I am excited you will be sewing along and I hope you get the quilt ladder for Christmas. :)

Kate said...

Looks like you got some good stuff. Have fun with it.

Leeanne said...

A great fabric haul...........and are you like me when you put a new cutting blade on: "Why the heck didn't I do this sooner!!"...........Like a hot knife through butter!

Paige said...

Nice finds on your outing! Lovely colors and your value differences look perfect for the QAL.

The Furry Gnome said...

Nice fabrics!

KB Bear said...

I love the deep purple! I'm so glad that you have summer ahead of you.

Allie-oops Designs said...

Yummy fabrics - and better with a discount, lol! We had frost here this morning too, first of the season....I'd forgotten to close a window in the sewing room overnight, brrr was it cold in here!

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Looks like a fun day, and a nice selection of fun fabrics! It is heaven to have a new cutter blade.

Jim said...

Getting back 'into the thick of things', Jean! Must feel good to do so.
We haven't had our first frost along the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia yet this autumn....but it is coming.

Lori Skoog said...

Taking the black and white photos is so smart. I should have my students do that with their art work.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, lovely fabrics and colors. The different shades of green are my favorites. I am sure you will appreciate the warmer summer weather. We are close to having frost here now, the temps are lower at night. The ladder display for your quilts sound like a great idea. Stay well and take care. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

Barb said...

I love your fabric colors! That photo of frost is lovely, though I hope your tomatoes survive. We got a bit of snow overnight. Stay well!

Our photos said...

Sounds like a real bargain hunt. I hope you got all the items you need. By the way...overhere we have a simliar "gold card" system !

Jenn Jilks said...

You are the energiser bunny! i shall look forward to the finished products. You are amazing!

Cheryl said...

Great new fabrics, they will look great in the Wayward quilt.

Fundy Blue said...

Your fabrics are lovely, Jean! Lovelier still is to see you returning to your normal self! Love and hugs to you and Hugh!

Jocelyn Thurston said...

Well Driver Jean, it seems you had a great outing with some wonderful purchases. Gorgeous colours and clever to do the black and white to check the values. Your property looks stunning, btw, even tinged with a little of the cold stuff. We just had five days of rain on and off but can’t complain as we have had a beautiful Sept. and Oct. overall. Bracing now for the winter which is surely round the corner. Hope it is warming for you folks.

Mersad said...

My sister has taken sewing upon herself recently and so we are always on the lookout for nice fabrics for her. I like the colors and designs of yours. Have a great weekend.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

What Karen Sees said...

When I see your quilting posts I keep thinking I'll find the time to get back to it. The closest thing I've done recently is make fun pillow cases for all the grandchildren (12) to take on our family vacation to Lake Powell where we all stay in a houseboat and tents. Since water sports are the prime activities, the girls were made out of a cute mermaid print, and the boys got sharks. It was fun getting reacquainted with my sewing machine for awhile!

Lorna McMahon said...

So glad to hear you are feeling somewhat better and that Hugh's surgery was a success. Sounds like you two had a wonderful day out. And your new sewing supplies are beautiful! Can't wait to see your almost finished project!

Sharon - IN said...

Nice fabrics and so handy to have the snapshot with your phone to check value! A quilt ladder is such a nice way to store and display quilts. I hope Hugh can pull that gift off for you.

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Hope the aches and pains soon go away and that you will be able to finish your quilting. What lovely colors the fabric is in!
Pretty photo of the frost. Hope your plants do well!