Thursday, 28 September 2006

Busy, busy, busy

I seem to have been running around like a mad thing this last few days. The doggy quilt is coming on really well, I'm getting quite fond of it after all. Unfortunately I ran out of Steam a Seam and drove all the way down to Hansons only to find they didn't have any. I did query why and was told that they had to move things around due to new Health and Safety regulations and at the same time were 'rationalising' what they stocked. Apparently card making and scrapbooking stuff is very profitable at the moment and they needed to make room for displays of the wierd odds and ends that it uses. I'm sure it's great fun, my friend Ally is totally obsessed by it but it really peeves me when a fabric shop is stopping selling useful stuff for working with fabric in order to cater for the scrappy market which is already very well provided for in every craft shop.

Ah well, whinge over!!! I'm now going to have to order it off the internet and I'm wary of doing that because we were 'got' last month. Someone bought huge amounts of stuff in North America and Canada using our card. Thankfully the bank spotted it and immediately dealt with it but it does put you off on-line shopping.

I've spent most of the day trying to draw snakes. I want to make a play quilt for my nephew and neice for Christmas and I thought a Snakes and Ladders board would look pretty cool. So far I think it's going to work out well. My snakes are a bit odd but I'm sure a 2 and 5 year old aren't going to worry too much as long as they are brightly coloured.

It's now 9.30 and I get the joy of driving 3 hours to pick my husband up from the other side of London. His job is finishing too late for the last train and so I got 'volunteered' to come and get him. Yuck, back home sometime after 3 in the morning and up at 7 to get the kids to school. I think tomorrow will be a hibernating day after that.


  1. I agree about stores changing to more crafts than fabrics. Leaves quilters to shop online. I like to touch and see the exact colors before I buy.

  2. The WestCountryBuddha2 October 2006 at 08:15

    I don't know if this helps or not really, but I have a separate card from a different company just for on line banking which has a very low credit limit, so if the worst does happen, the damage wont be too bad.

  3. That's a really good idea. I think we might be doing that. The bank has been great this time but we're not likely to be this lucky if it happens again.