I work as a purchaser for a sign company.
One of my key suppliers, a metalwork company, that I have spoken to every day for 7 years has made me a quilting frame for Christmas!!!
I sent him a design sketch 18 months ago and it fizzled as an idea, but he's done it now as a gift!! I supply him and his small workforce with cakes on a fairly regular basis as I am often harassing him several times a day, poor man, to do-this-do-that NOW pretty please.
It's still in the car at the moment, so no pictures yet...........yes, I *really* want to try it out, but I had an accident last Sunday-I was steam cleaning the living room carpet and knocked over the machine, spilling 4 litres of water!!! I have been sitting hand quilting with a fan heater on full blast pointing at the carpet for a week that I scrounged from work, trying to dry it out. Took a while to figure out how to point it downwards without it scorching the carpet..............
I think were OK now, so I will be able to finish the other half of the carpet later today and re-assemble the living room into some sort of normality!
I was talking to a colleague at work about my UFOs, and have made a commitment to finish three by the end of March....erm!
Her sister works with severely disabled children and receives quilts from project Linus in the UK (I have previously donated fabric and wadding but not sewn).
Well, they are in need of specialist sensory quilts, so I have at least one to make by 14th February (UK Valentines day) as I have bagged a fundraiser day at work and I need an example of around 40 x 40 inches to show everyone.
I will be doing red, yellow, blue, black and white, bold colours. I found some cheap fur fabric and silky lining on the internet, so now to practice my texturing- I have this lovely book for ideas......
So, actually, that's FOUR by the end of March.
I'd better get on with it!