Tuesday, August 22, 2006

more busy day

Flat out today invoicing and sending out all of the Quilting Arts - apparently we have really got lucky and are just about the first anywhere to get this issue. Good old UPS (Useless Parcel Service - the very same people who let us down in London last year) managed to lose one box for a day in Singapore but it turned up late this afternoon in a not very good state.Luckily the mags inside are alright.

Copper Tissue - I should clarify this - it really is real copper - a very fine shim - and there has been a lot of talk about the rising price of copper and the fact that it is being stolen from everywhere. We will need to lock our big roll away! The reason I am excited with it is that it is a lot softer than shim and lots of people are frightened to stitch on the shim although it is fine once you have annealed it. Our biggest problem is that it is very hard to get hold of in Australia and this fine one was a bonus find.

I also got these wonderful silk sewing threads for stock. They are around a 40weight and lovely to stitch with.

Off to our local pub for dinner where they keep us a table on Tuesdays. Turns out we are such good regulars that we got a complimentary bread and butter pudding - all a bit decadent especially since we are both on our health kick..... But very nice. Haven't had bread and butter pudding for years. Next thing we will be thinking about roley poley pudding - ah the decadence of lost years gone by and good stodgy pommie food.......


Digitalgran said...

Hi Dale. Glad you enjoyed the bread and butter pudding. I think you should come and give a couple of classes at Plas Tan y Bwlch in North Wales some time. I could go to your classes and you would be able to taste the best BandB pudding in the world. It's famous for it.

Helen from Canberra said...

Hi Dale,
My mum used to make the best bread and butter pudding ever. A regular Sunday lunch was roast lamb with all the trimmings followed by Bread and Butter pudding. Yum!!!

Cheers Helen

Anonymous said...

Hi Dale

What is 'annealing' copper shim? I just bought some at the Festival of Quilts and thought I should check before sewing with it!

Quilting Arts were at the Festival of Quilts and both they and Art Van Go had the new copy of the magazine but us loyal subscribers haven;t received ours yet! I get mine directly from America and it hasn't come - I thought that was a bit unfair of them!

I'm getting hungry reading about your meal!

Unknown said...

Agree with Margaret, you need to come and do a class at Plas Tan Y Bwlch, can I put my name down now,

Stitch 'n Dye said...


I'm with Margaret on Plas Tan Y Bwlch (Wales). Unfortunately not had opportunity to go for some years - but it's absolutely adorable - such a beautiful place in one of my favourite part sof the world:) The bread and butter pudding there used to be divine. I did Fly Fishing one week and we had B&B pudding wice - by special request - that's how good it was:)


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