The ramblings from a small quilt shop on the South Islands West Coast of New Zealand

Friday, February 19, 2010

Letting My Fingers Do The Walking

Blogging friends and technology are just wonderful and add shopping to that list and things are just great. 

Earlier this week I decided to have just a little look at to see what quilting books they had for sale.  I was really after anything by Blackbird Designs, I just love their designs and hadn’t been able to find any around here.  Well… I found them alright so with credit card in hand I let my fingers do the walking (easy peasy), before I knew it I had bought three of them, I know it’s a bit over the top but there was a special price – really.

A few hours later and still feeling pleased with myself (and slightly guilty at being so extravagant) I wanted to share my news with a quilting friend, so I e-mailed Deb thinking I could share the guilt without getting a telling off.  Dahlin’ Deb responded as I had hoped plus, she gave me a great web site to visit, The Stitchery.   Yeah, another blogging buddy, Stitchery Jen.  Again my fingers glided over the keys, yep, I did it again (by this stage guilt was a thing of the past).  So, with a quick visit to the bank (on line of course), to check how hungry my visa was I clicked here, clicked there and in general had a ball.

Jenny was delightful to deal with and we even had a few giggles on line, thank you Jenny.

Today my parcel from her arrived, all wrapped beautifully in tissue with a bow and a free quilt label –smiles all round. 002Now I know I should be finishing a few UFO’s but really, these are just too nice to ignore.  Combining stitchery and piecing I’m in heaven.


Who wouldn’t be?  Now I just have to wait for the Amazon parcel to arrive and I figure I’ll be set for the rest of the year and then some.

Blogging buddies and technology, what a great combination – thanks ladies.  Now I just have to make sure my dear man over in Timor doesn’t look at my blog for a few days or so!

happy hugs

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  1. You've done well, Miche'le! Glad there is someone to join me with the guilts - makes for a lot of fun, though!
    Hugs - Lurline♥

  2. Aren't blogging buddies great. If you want another site to check out try They have a great collection of quilting books that work out a very good price and the have free delivery. The service is superb with parcels arriving within a week.

  3. Gosh I hope I'm not being blamed for your Visa rising ever so slightly in level???

    LOL how exciting.... we are so easily pleased aren't we.
    hugs Deb

  4. Nice day you had... . I also have the CrabappleHill "over the river " it is the next on my to do list....wonder who will get it done first ?????? I still need to collect the fabric and threads before I start
    hugs Laurie


Thankyou so much for popping by and leaving a comment. I enjoy reading your thoughts and ideas and will get back to you if needed, hugs - Miche'le

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