Sunday, September 15, 2013

Contest Results

Good Morning, Well I put the dress in for the contest and the contest was cancelled due to lack of interest... I was the only one that the lady at the show put my dress in the the regular part of the show and I got 2nd place.... thanks for everyone's nice comments on the dress. I was rather disappointed that no one bothered It does seem as if the show is getting smaller every year.. I hope more people take an interest next year.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Dress Done...

Well this isnt the best photo and the dress is at the cleaners getting un-wrinkled as we speak or as I post ... but I have my entry done and ready to go, it only took me 3 is a 1912 baby blue cotton silk garden party dress....I will enter it in the show this afternoon.. I didnt think I would ever get it done....

Monday, September 9, 2013

Contest Winner

Well to day is the day to announce the winner of our on line contest.. Congratulations to Lo Bjorksten an email has been sent to let them know the results and Kylie Lloyd came in second. I have included a photo of the winning project.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

New Day

Well it is Monday and I am I happy to be back at work after a VERY busy weekend... first it was my wedding anniversary and due to a new car and a few kangaroos and lots of complaints from my husband I have finished moving into a room here in Forbes so I dont have to drive through the gauntlet each night when I work, it was also the Forbes show weekend and lets not forget we had to go to the polls . We have gotten a beautiful new cheveron fabric in today and the weather is terrific... who could ask for more... I have the dress almost done for the show in Eugowra this weekend...  I will have to find another personal project and will also have to finish a couple of others around the shop when this is done and off the table. Well I wish everyone a very happy spring day.. Cheers

Monday, September 2, 2013

Contest Underway

Well it is Tuesday and as of yesterday the contest is well under way. I have printed the photos and put them up in the shop and have had customers off and on all day voting for their favourite. The weather is still beautiful out side and I even walked to work this morning. I got so much done yesterday I was amazed. I even got the instructions done and printed for our new stitchery kit as well as getting them cut and packaged.I am including a photo of the new kit with this post. I didnt do much at home yesterday after work but I have good intentions for the work to get done tonight. Well I will go for now and wish every one a very happy day.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Sept. 2nd

Well the weather is great and I have just gotten the rest of the photos printed for the contest.. Good Luck to all, They are beautiful.
I got a few things done yesterday in the yard at the shop while the weather was so nice. I didnt get any sewing done though so I will be working on that today so I can get this project done. I wish everyone a great day.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Bodice Lace done

Well, it was heaps of work and I HATE hand stitching but the lace is on the bodice...I might even get the dress done in time for the contest

Back Again...

As is said Thursday I am thinking of this as therapy so I am back again to just say hello... It is Saturday and not much going on at this hour of the morning on a Saturday. I am sitting here at work and wondering what the day will bring. LOTS of customers I hope as I hate to not be busy at work. The weather the last couple of days has be terrific and I am rather enjoying the warmer weather and I hope to get some of the outside work done this weekend, I have even worn sandals the last couple of days but have learned that no matter how much it feels good to wear the new pair that you just bought, NEVER wear them to walk to and from work with out bringing and comfy pair just in case, I had forgotten how are waling on the road with sandals can be.
As I looked around this morning for the undone jobs I was happy to notice that all of the new stock has been put out and list on the web site so now it is just cleaning and the like.
I should go or wont get anything done today.
See every one soon

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Beautiful Day...

I have had to rethink a lot of things lately and my choices are one of them...I have a hard time trying to blogg asI have not a very interesting life as I see it and I just go about my daily business.. I dont see anything in it that would be of interest in it to others so blogging is very hard for me . But, I have decided to view it as therapy, who can say what kind.
Running a small patchwork business isnt easy there are always a million things that need to be done and you seldom have time to work on your own sewing projects or even be able to get out to spend time with friends, there is also the daily grind that everyone has at work, but the time it takes is amazing to me. I get to work around 7am and I leave any where from 5:30 to 10pm or so depending on the day or night if there is a class. The paperwork never stops rather like laundry and there is still the cleaning to be done no matter how much is done today one person can come in and the floors need to be redone.
Inspite of it all I love what I am doing. I love it when someone brings in something they are working on and we can help them, and the projects are terrific. The different things that people bring in to show are fantastic, you can see the personality in each project and the care that went into it. Yesterday, Amanda brought in a pair of cargo shorts that she had made for her husband with some of the fabrics she bought for here at the shop, they were great, the lining coordinated and she is such a good sewer you would have thought they were store bought. In a few days our contest will be over and the photos will come in and I cant wait to see everything, so many clever people out there and I think it is the best part of the job.. being inspired by what others are doing.
Well duty calls as I think I need to get ready to open for another day, it is never boring and you cant help but look forward to it. Everyone have a great day as I know I will, the sun is shinning and the weather is warming..
Until later , Happy Sewing


What a day.. no-one in most of the day.. not even for class and then around 3pm .. everyone. It seems to have been a long a couple of new fabrics in today and and some friends came by the shop, it would seem that is the only time they see me any more and wanted to say hello. I must be a really bad friend or a very busy one.Next week the contest ends and I cant wait to see the projects that were done for it. I am hoping to be able to do some of my own sewing for a contest that I want to enter soon as well but we shall see, there never seems to be enough time these days.
Well I should get off of here and post some of the new stuff on our webstore so bye for now.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

It's Monday

WOW I had no idea it had been so long since I was on here... sorry about that.. I have so much going on around here and at the shop that I just havent thought about it.. we have had a few new fabrics come in and next week the contest will be ending I cant wait to see the finished items... this is so exciting. I am hoping that things will calm down a bit as I have now sorted some things out at home and gotten a few things done here at the shop. I will now be working on a period 1910 garden party dress for a contest that I want to enter for the Eugowra show. Thus far the bodice looks great, I hope the rest of the dress goes as well.
I will leave everyone now have a great day and happy sewing.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

WOW what a productive week at the shop...

WOW.. 2 new bits of fabric just came in and the flannels are in great colours.. the other is from Riley Blake the "Ashbury" range .. and of course I had to post the cushion panel that was just finished this morning. I was also told that next week we should have 2 more new ranges coming next week.... I hope everyone is having fun with their project for the contest .. just a couple of weeks left... cant wait to see the finished items....

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Our version of Jingle Jangle Jungle done and ready to go...

This is our first kit to offer.. it is our version of Jingle Jangle Jungle and I think it is so cute... We have 4 kits available ...

Friday, August 2, 2013

New !! Just in Today

We just got a new range of Riley Blake fabrics today called "Boy Crazy" by Dani Mogstad. It is so cute.. and because it is Riley Blake these fabrics blend well with the other ranges making it easy to create the perfect little boys project.

Monday, July 22, 2013

1st Ever Internet Contest

Good Morning,
Well Today is the day.. Time to announce that Nellie's Country Flair is having their first ever internet contest.... The rules are simple..submit your name on line, make a wall hanging (no bigger than 50inches by 60inches finished size) of your choice (just the top) take a photo and submit it then we will have the shop customers judge them for the winner.. The winner will then get me the top and the binding and we will provide the wadding and backing and quilting and then hang it in the shop to display and when done it will be returned.. the winner will also get a prize gift from the shop.The contest will start now and end Sept1st that should give everyone time to get their idea done and the photo emailed and the winner will be announced on the 10th of September. thats it so simple..I cant wait to see all of the projects.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Help us help JRV

Nellie's Country Flair is now taking donations for Jemalong Retirement Village.... The village is now starting to get ready for the annual fete in October and could use a few many of you know these ladies raise money every year through this event to keep the craft programs going.. Nellie's has donated several items to the group and is now wanting to give everyone else a chance to help so we are collecting patchwork fabric, crochet cotton, knitting wool, hand stitching items, etc., for the ladies to use. If you would like to assist but have need of everything in your stash, we will give you 20% off of your fabric purchase for JRV.
Anyone interested can bring your items by the shop and drop them off and they will be picked up by some one from the craft group.

Good Morning to all

Good Morning,
I have been crazy busy at the shop this week but now have a few things done, The new block of the month is ready to quilt so that will be offered soon and I now have the patchwork part done and are ready to do the applique for a new kit that we will offer when it is done.. it is called Jingle Jangle Jungle and it is one of the patterns that I brought home from the Houston quilt show last year.I would like to say thanks for all of the nice comments about how the shop is looking and the new owl wall art that we put up

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Gelati Owl Fabrics just in...

These are so cute.. and the panel is bunting it is so easy... perfect for any child room. and there are 4 x 4 square fabrics as well....I am not sure what but I know I want to make something....

Friday, July 12, 2013

First Block Done

Simone has done a Terrific job.. the first of the blocks for our new block of the month stitchery is done I cant wait until the entire thing is finished
.. its going to be beautiful.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Done with the wall art...

Well I am done with the wall art it took a week but I think it looks great and I love the way the owls came out... Now its time to think of the next wall project....I love the fabric choices here so.... what to do next???
does anyone have any ideas?? I have a couple of things in mind but always open to suggestion...

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Looks a little like work...

Well now that the new products have been put out and some cleaning has been done it is time to start working a great new craft decoration for the shop. I have found some ideas that seem to be rather fast, doesn't require sewing and looks great on a wall, so.. of course I have to try it. The 3 new fabrics from the "Boho Girls" range came in (minus 1 bolt of course) so I have decided to use that fabric in this new project... It may take a few days to complete but I will take post the results as soon as I am done with it. The photos are of the new fabric, I am using the Strawberry coloured ones (the blue wavy isn't in yet).

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

What a morning...

Wow .. It took some time but we have done it. DMC cottons are in and now so many people will be happy.. We have even found a range of wools that we can special order.. I know that all of those people out there that like to do hand work are going to be very happy about these new items in our shop.