Well colour me happy, there’s a sofa in here for two! But sorry, you can’t sit down, because that space is reserved for Grandma Sparkles. That’s right y’all, she has arrived!
Oh, the hilarity already. “Those Qantas flight attendants were so nice, but all they wanted to do was feed me! And I was saving one of those little miniature bottles of wine for later, but they made me throw it away!” After disembarking, she even somehow scammed her way into the express exit lane at customs and was waiting for me at the airport. “Follow me dear, let me show you how it’s done.” Indeed.
You’ll also be happy to know that the Magic Suitcase V2.0 arrived safe and sound. I asked Grandma Sparkles, “So how much does this bag weigh, ugh…” as I was dragging it up the stairs. “Oh, I don’t know, those check in people didn’t weigh it. They weighed the bigger one, but since this one was smaller I guess they didn’t see the point.” The point, is that the smaller one weighed about twice as much as her larger suitcase, which was definitely pushing the 23 kg/50 lb limit. Don’t let her innocence fool you, she can be shady when it comes to fabric!
Inside was 52 yards (47.5 metres) of fabric. Um, yes. That’s not including the quilt kit that she also had in there that she thought was mine. “No, no, no, you take that floral business back home with you.” I’m not revealing any of it today, but come back for Sunday Stash on Sunday (being hosted by the ever sparkling Alyce at Blossom Heart Quilts) for the first wave of fabric divination. There are some fabrics in there that you are gonna want to come to my house and steal. Gary. N. Tede.
Althea Dene – You’re still an NRB. Loved your sewing machine suggestions! I’m going with the Juki TL-98P, the TL 2010Q isn’t sold in Australia (but they’re very similar machines). <– That’s happening this Monday.