I'm preparing for a two day market at a Vintage Tractor Rally in our town this weekend. You know the one where I get to play shops in an original store that is part of our Heritage Centre buildings. I helped dust and clean the shop yesterday and have planned how I'm having everything.
I've had this simple charm square quilt on the shelf for a while and have decided I might pop it up for sale. The only problem is I started quilting it originally with a swirling degree motion swirling design which I wasn't happy with so I pulled it out and did large cross hatching instead. You can still see the holes where the swirls were and would like to see if I can get them to come out. So I've asked a friend who's unpicking some quilting she had done and checked with my Twitter sewing buddies. Solutions include steaming, wetting, brushing and washing. Seeing its such a nice day I've finished sewing down the binding and am going to try washing it. I'll let you know how I get on. Any other suggestions appreciated.
Edit: Washed the quilt and it came up perfect.
Worst case scenario they don't come out, I'll just offer the quilt at a discounted price or keep it. They will come out eventually with wear.
Its going to be a busy weekend. I've also been asked to judge the CWA (Country Woman's Association) photography competition Saturday morning. I had some photos published in the electorate calendar (another blog post I need to do) so am now apparently an authority on photography. Eeek. As I told the lady it can't be any harder than judging Miss Junior Showgirls. Done that once and never again!
Here's a pretty picture of the hair clips I've been making too. I sell out most years so this year I've made double what I normally do.