......and getting smaller all the time!
On Thursday do you remember that I put out a plea for anyone knowing the whereabouts of a small floor standing quilting frame, that was conveniently for sale in Australia, to let me know?
After I had posted that I spent an hour or so wandering around blogland, following no particular path and I came upon a blog called 'Paddy's Daughter' , I left a comment for Sue and really thought no more about it.
Francien left a comment on the post for the frame that she couldn't help, Fiona said to let her know if I found them and then..
....... ta da........
...Sue from 'Paddy's Daughter' left a comment that she had one in her attic that she hadn't used for years, we could work something out if I was interested, where was I, she's was in Trentham?
Well, Trentham of course is about 50kms from me, a 45 min drive tops!! So what are the odds? I only happened upon Sue's blog by accident (as you do) and left a comment because her post was relevant to something I had just done. She read the comment and thought she would click over and check out my blog (as you do) and the first post is for the frame!
So, frame in her attic, agreed price, trip to Trentham this afternoon, lovely lady, happy lizzie?
Yes, all of the above BUT the story isn't finished!!
You thought this marathon was finished didn't you? Well I did say the world is getting smaller didn't I?
It was lovely to meet Sue, have a coffee, talk about what we have in common, but as I was leaving Sue asked me if I belonged to SCQuilters. I do, but I'm a very recent new member and I just said that a very old friend of mine from Ouyen has been a member for many years. Yep, you got it, Sue knows Sue (my Ouyen friend) and her daughter Megan, who is also a quilter. You might think sure, that's not surprising, but Sue from Ouyen is my youngest Son's godmother too! So the circle tightens don't you think? Now what are the odd's?
That's it for coincidences. That's enough you're thinking I know, my God, the woman can talk you're saying! Lol ;o)
So you may have gathered that I am the proud owner of the above quilting frame, thank you Sue. It was lovely to meet you and we shall stay in touch.
As you can see, didn't take me long to try it out. The frame is also adjustable so I can have another quilt in the oval frame and just swap them around (how ambitious is that?).
So on another topic, please click on over to here and say hello to my wonderful friend Jen (she of the Bilum) who has started her blog, she is very special to me and she has some wonderful stories to tell (she's also promised to post my favourite baby blanket photo).
EDIT to this post;
Today I used my lovely Bilum, and I'm hooked. No wonder they use them for everything, soft, easy, squishy and light. I might have to analyse and make another!