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Monday, July 7, 2014

"FNW F's, $6000, Cross Stitch, lovely gifts, 21st Birthday etc etc."


Happy Monday.

Friday afternoon  saw me sewing for Friday Night With Friends. I had purchased a fabric panel from a lady at the Bassendean Markets the previous weekend.It was a Nutex Alphabet panel. I got it as I wanted to make it for Jacob and give it to him on the weekend.

I even went to the trouble of machine embroidering Jacob's name on the appropriate page. I had them all numbered correctly with the interfacing ironed on each panel and cut out on the correct line.
Then I noticed each and every panel piece had been printed not on the grain of the fabric at all. There is a long dotted line that marks the centre of each page.

 I lined it up evenly on the 12 inch mark (on the above photo)on the cutting mat and you can see how crooked it is. It is not possible to make the book up at all.

 I immediately emailed both the lady I purchased the panel from and Nutex but have yet to get any sort of reply. Considering I purchased this at a cost of $18..00 because it would be a simple quick project and a lovely gift for our Grandson with no left over fabric to worry about it has turned out to be a huge disappointment. I am hoping that at least one of them will replace the panel. I have my fingers and toes crossed.

For the rest of Friday Night With Friends I continued working on making some hexagon's for my hexagon quilt.
Special mention must go to Cheryll who kindly is the host for this sewing night.

Ever wondered what to do with all those cotton reels? I discovered this lovely lady at a exhibition in Kalamunda on the weekend. She is selling for $6000 I think the lady must want to keep it!

We picked up the cross stitch from the framers on Saturday morning. This one turned especially nice, it is a very dull day here so no the best photo. Another one to put up on the wall.

I 'm being very patient at the moment. Last week I decided it was time to rust some fabric. A few pieces of metal were found around the place. I wrapped up three different pieces of Homespun in rusty horseshoes, a nail and a piece of metal which you can see in the photo. The Homespun was wet with a mix of 50/50 water and vinegar and has been left in a plastic bag for the rusting to take place.

Look at the lovely bag of goodies that Lucy bought for me in Melbourne, you did well Lucy. We also gathered together for a special Lunch on the weekend to celebrate Lucy's 21st Birthday. All the best for the coming year Lucy and remember you are 21 for a whole year. You see Lucy and I had planned to be in Queenstown skiing for her Birthday but I am unable to travel at the moment.

It is a very windy day here today and as I am typing the rain has just started. My lovely roses are strewn all over the place. Nothing like a bit of forced deadheading by Mother Nature.

Edited Thursday 10th July.
Received a email from Nutex yesterday, they are going to replace the Panel. Thanks so much Nutex.

Happy Monday.
Bev C


Anonymous said...

Hi Bev how dissappointing with your panel i hope someone replaces it for you.Happy birthday to Lucy and i love the fabric and bits she bought for you,hope you have a lovely evening my friend.xx

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

What a disappointment about the panel Bev....I hope they replace it for you! Happy 21st Lucy and what a lovely gift! Hope you feel better soon Bev so you can go skiing!

Lin said...

Such a lot to comment on Bev! How frustrating to have those panels so skewy - I hope you get some recompense! Love your framed cross stitch and the gifts from Lucy - beautiful rose. Hope you have a good week. Lin xx

Fiona said...

very annoying about the panel ... hope it gets sorted ... and happy birthday to Lucy ... very nice assortment she brought back for you... hopefully you can go off skiing soon. Strange cotton reel lady... I'm afraid I saw a massive spiderweb growing medium and dust catching there! haha but it does amaze me how creative some people are...

Christine M said...

How disappointing with the panel, Bev. You would think that these days they could print them straight. Your cross stitch is lovely. Happy 21st birthday to Lucy. Hugs, Christine

Michelle Ridgway said...

What a shame about the panel Bev. I hope you get a result soon. Your cross stitch is lovely. Happy 21st to Lucy...love your Melbourne treasure!

Pauline said...

Happy Birthday to Lucy! She does buy lovely gifts, I still treasure a little pressie she gave me. Chris would love your neighbours in the post below!!

Julie said...

Oh Bev I hope you have some success with the panel getting sorted, that is so frustrating. Your gifts from Lucy are just so beautiful, how lovely & thoughtful. That rusting of fabric has got me intrigued ... Your x-stitch looks wonderful too.

Cubby House Crafts said...

Disappointing about your fabric panel, hoping they get back to you! Cross Stitch looks beautiful in its frame and I'm looking forward to seeing how your fabric rusting turns out:)

Charlie and Wendy said...

What a shame about the panel but so good they are going to replace it! Your cross stitch is beautiful. Wendy xx

Karen said...

So pleased the panel will be replaced. What a disappointment with the first one.
Happy 21st to Lucy, and what lovely goodies she brought home with her.
Your cross stitch is looking lovely.

Narelle said...

So glad to hear you will have the panel replaced :)

Mitzi said...

I've never seen "rusting" of fabric....I'll be interested to see how it turns out with your method!