Monday, May 17, 2010


At last top is finally done, now I can shop for backing fabric,batting and thread. I'm thinking of using a varigated thread but not sure if it will look too busy.These blocks are paper pieced so I have the whole of the back to remove, tiny pieces. I  will have to use a tweezer for those hard to get bits, not looking forward to that part but yaay, I'm nearly finished. Still have to neaten the edges, could'nt wait to pin it on my design wall and show it with the black sashing, I had to use the sashing because I decided to add  the sawtooth border.   

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Fairy Needle

This weeks Wednesday thrift find;

The front of the box says - Empisal Fairy Needle and the back - Empisal Fairy Embroidery Machine.
  24/6 and under that  - price in the Union of South Africa. I wonder if thats  24 shillings and 6 pence!!
5 needles ranging in sizes - small to large.  I paid R5.00 for it - less than 1US dollar.

The Union of South Africa was formed in 1910 - 1961
SA declared itself a Republic in 1961...   it's very old but in good condition

Any idea how to operate this gadget! Nothing on internet, I've turned it upside down inside out - asked my husband- we cannot fathom it!

Delicious chocolates from my son for Mothers Day. My husband took me out to dinner on Saturday night followed by a movie-The Back-up Plan ( romantic comedy) the guys cooked lunch on Sunday, washed the dishes, offered me tea all day and bought an apple tart for afternoon tea. I had a lovely relaxing day.

PS: Hi and welcome to my newest follower, Nancy.