9 April 2008

Of Mice and Material

ARGHHHHH!!!!!! Yesterday was such a frustrating day. The computer was playing up - just peachy when I had new things to load onto my website and emails to reply to and..... well, let's just say that I was not a happy bunny. Today all is well thanks to a friend who sat quite happily staring at the screen, clicking away with a passion that completely bemuses me until he finally looked up to announce with that glee peculiar to the computer-literate, "yeah, your mouse is shot to sh*t! Oh. Right. Cheers then. So the fact that an entire day of screen jumping, page changing at inappropriate moments and lost uploaded photos was all because of a rodent? Mmm....





Now that's off my chest I will swiftly move on. Business continues to be good - a steady flow of orders which suits me fine and a lovely mix of goodies is filling the shelves. This pleases me most because it means that I must be offering something for everyone which was my aim when I started out. It also means I get to do a little of everything - embroidery, applique, etc - while handling the most gorgeous fabrics (I know all you fabricaholics out there will know exactly what I mean!).





Talking of gorgeous fabrics, I found a bargain of giant proportions during the Easter holidays - actually it was Dave who found it, truth to tell; there I was, sprawling like a lazy thing on the bed, commenting that I really didn't feel like doing anything when he happened to mention that while strolling through Falmouth the day before, he had noticed a small sign stating the legend '£5 per roll' over a basket of what looked to be end of bolt Sanderson fabrics. Yes, that's right - £5 for Sanderson fabrics!!! I was out of that bed, dressed and demanding why there was a need to shave his face before leaving the house? Didn't he understand the urgency? I would have gone on my own but i needed to not waste time trying to park - no, I had better things to do with my time, like snarling if anyone went near the bolts I had placed to one side.



(yes, some of this one became a Hawaiian shirt for Dave on his request)

Each bolt was 3 metres long of the most gorgeous, sumptuous materials. I grabbed them all (though goodness only knows what I may have missed out on before Dave decided to inform me of this news; I really must get him to understand!), raced home and shook each one out to discover these beauties you can see dotted throughout my blog. Ahhh, aren't they wonderful? I hate to provoke envy (!) but I paid £35 for 21 metres of fabric which would normally have sold for £26 per metre! Wayhay!!!!





Now I am over my boasting session I will sign off for the day - I hear the sewing room calling...


Pipany xx

20 comments:

toady said...

Grumbles and mumbles and turns green, nay pistachio with envy. You jammy wotsit!

ChrisH said...

Oh you ARE being a good girl, aren't you? But Dave is being a good boy too - no wonder he has a halo! Well done!

Exmoorjane said...

Nah, men don't 'get it', do they? But at least he noticed AND told you. Not sure Adrian would notice a bolt of fabric if it bit him on the ankle. Have fun!

Zoë said...

love the ones with the Camellias and also the Tulips, how lucky you are , not in the least jealous .... btw green suits me and I hear it is de riguer to wear it this this Spring

Faith said...

Fantastic Pipany - you deserve to get a bargain cos you will make such lovely things with it all.

WesterWitch/Headmistress said...

Eeeeeek Toady that colour really does not suit your - tell her Pipany.

Berlimey what a find. Now take comfort in the fact that you may have missed some - at least now you needn't feel guilty for having whipped them all.

pink-petal-designs said...

What a great find !! looking forward to seeing what you make with it,
Sarah x

Florence said...

A saving of over £500! That's completely incredible...you lucky thing. I hope you have fun sewing with them. x

elizabethm said...

Aren't they gorgeous. I'm just drooling. It is a good job you are so nice that I can't be envious!

Sally's Chateau said...

AND you can sew ......not fair.

tillyboo said...

Oh my giddy Aunt ...

You lucky bugger, they are just to die for. I've wiped my mouth and stopped drooling now :)

Lovely the description of the ouse going tits up.
x

Frances said...

Hello Pipany,
That fabric is luxurious, with elegance and beautiful colors.
Well done, Dave!

JuicyFig said...

ooooh! that is sooo not fair!! I want I want! - excellent, well done you! and who cares what you use it for when it was a bargain of such magnitude?

I wish you joy to sew it!

Kath
x

the flour loft said...

what a find! i love a good bargain. I'm sure you'll enjoy creating some beautiful products with these.
Are we going to see Dave sporting his Hawaiian shirt?
ginny x

Miaou said...

Oh beautiful fabric Pipany. I don't often go for big flowers but that is just fabulous!

Cowgirl said...

Yeeeeeehaaa! That's wot I call a bargain!!!!! And they are beautiful - so fresh and crisp. Divine. At least he remembered before they'd all gone - now that would have hard to get past.....

xx

Akinol said...
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saraeden said...

Oh wow what a great find , lucky you !!

Sara x

Ineke van den Akker said...

Wonderful fabric!
greetings from Holland,
Ineke

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