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Kitty Quote of the Day

I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul. - Jean Cocteau

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Swapped Work for Swap Sewing

I have definately done too much work lately but now that the end of financial year rush and audit is over it's back to the real priorities of stitching & sewing.

I am catching up on swap projects so don't have much to show for my three current projects. Just a couple of blurry peaks ; ) Hand sewing is done so now need to get the machine mojo back for Sunday.

One of my swaps is The Santa Sack Swap organised by Cheryll of Gone Stitchin. My swap partner is Maree & so far I have the gorgeous sack shown below & a number of pressies to tempt me. By Christmas Day we will have swapped a sack each & a total of 13 presents. Mine is out of sight in my spare bedroom to keep the temptation as low as possible.

I am also doing the F.R.I.E.N.D.S Swap organised by Kristine from Sew prim Kris. I love the idea of this one, send 7 presents, 1 starting with eash letter in the word friends. Lucky me, my swap partner for this is the talented & kind Shez of Enjoying Life. Check out all her recent swaps - lovely!

Some letters are easier than other & a bit of artisitic licence may be needed. So far I am getting a little bogged down on E - eggs, ears, easel, elbow, elf, envelope? It will all sort itself out as I move pressies from letter to letter finding the best fit.

Brutus felt very neglected during the last month so here is is trying to get some 'me time' as even when I was home I was working on the books for the Calisthenics Club I do Treasurer for. Naturally the busiest time of year for the club coincided with work's busy time. By sleeping between me & the keyboard, he got cuddles as I typed. He rested his head on the mouse pad on the laptop though so every so often work disappeared and he kept changing my MYOB codes. There were tears from both of us! The neglect is over now so I am again getting to type alone.

So only one other great priority for today GO EAGLES! C'mon West Coast, you can do it!

Happy Stitching
Tracee & Happy Brutus & Contented Honey xx

Saturday, September 10, 2011

C&T Publishing's BIG Book Sale

Hi all

Finally back after the annual rush for end of financial year at work. I have severe sewing & blogging withdrawals but aim to make up on that now.

Will do a catch up post later but have to tell you about the
Summer Sizzler Sale
that C&T Publishing have on this weekend.

It is an annual event, with quilting & other craft books down to $3 & $5 each. I made my first purchase with them last year & was ever so happy when I received my box of goodies.

Click on the link to see 178 books we are used to seeing for sale in Aussiefor $30 to $50 each. Shipping for Airmail (10 - 14 days + allow for customs) is $12 for the first book & $3 for every other book, so buy 10 books at $5 each & pay 5 x 5.00 = 25.00 + 12.00 1st book + 4 x 3.00 other books = $49.00 US for 5 books.

 I won't tell you exactly how many books I ordered but they averaged $6.38 per book including shipping to Perth - yippeeee!!! That will come down a bit to depending on the exchange rate to Aussie dollars today too. I LOVE BOOKS!!!

A great buying opportunity for all you girls running online shops or do a bulk buy with your quilting friends. Remember this is only available this weekend, 10th & 11th September, though that is US hours so you will be able to order for some hours on Monday. Don't miss out!

Happy reading!
Tracee xx

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