お金のトレー

久しぶりに日本のテレビ番組を見ていてふと思った。

アメリカにはレジで現金を乗せるあのトレーが存在しない。お金はお札、小銭にかかわらずキャッシャーに手渡しするものだ。しかもカード決済ならほとんどの場合店員さんはカードに触れない。

 

こういう小さな違いに気づくと面白い。

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Pattern Library

Robert Kaufman Fabrics’s website carries variety of patterns. It is easy to direct and their extensive selection satisfies me. Since I’m having trouble putting hyper link, I will copy the entire address below. It will direct you to the page I mentioned above.

http://www.robertkaufman.com/quilting/quilts_patterns/?sort=Newest&page=1&ItemsPerPage=0

For guys, I would go for a design like this. 

http://www.robertkaufman.com/quilting/quilts_patterns/kite_flight_637/

 

Gathering Ideas for Upcoming Projects

Swoon Quilt caught my attention on Crafty’s most recent email.

It is a pattern designed by Camille Roskelley.

Angela Walter on Quilting is My Therapy is suggesting and sharing her ideas of quilting design on this specific quilt.

I am currently looking for a free pattern. Once I find it, I will add a link on this page. It is a quilt constructed simply with flying geese, 2 triangles square, rectangle pieces and square patch. Simply enough using jelly roll and fat quarters.

flour bag -Blue Bird

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I was ready for baking so I went to the supermarket to pick up some flour. I was surprised to find a flour that’s packaged in cotton bag! I’m talking in 2013! I had to pinch myself when I saw this on a shelf. I thought flour sack and feed sack are simply symbol of history. I guess I was wrong!

As soon as I find out if this flour is suitable for baking cakes or not, if it is, I’ll get a bag and try it out!

I’ll so love to create a quilt using those bird print!!

Speaking of a packaged design, I found a bag of rice the other day which was printed on non-cotton material.

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Bright red and navy plus bright white lettering.

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this won’t make a comfortable quilt because of the rough texture on this material but colors were nice. I’ll sketch some ideas out if I can come up with suitable designs using this specific bag.

Riley Blake -Fabric Fest-

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Fabric Fest Vender Hall was open to public on the 3rd day of their schedule at South Point Casino. I got there right after the door opened.

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Registration desk had handmade fabric  banner to welcome all the participants.

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There are two large ballrooms filled with sewing machines on tables. Many ladies were taking classes. As they listen to the lecture, they were having hands on experiences using kits.

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A view from the Vender Hall entrance.

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Pre-cuts and fabrics were offered all 20% off.

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Each lines of fabrics on bolt were displayed along with sample quilts.

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Reily Blake’s most well known line— Chevron is of course found with all the color that’s available.

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Charming yet simple design blocks. Some patterns are available online for free.

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Are you a porka dots fan?

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Dots dots dots!

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Clover had largest vender space against the wall. Well organized, well guided vender. Everything they had on display were offered for cash and carry purchase (including credit cards) plus 25% off on all items.

One of the sales person was nice enough to show me the latest catalog of theirs. I brought up the question to the gentleman that I’ve been holding and he answered that the specific crochet hook that I’m looking for is unfortunately discontinued. It’s a simple silver lace hook which has no fancy handle. I really liked the price and the smoothness of it! The new line is nicely color coded but price went double… Now you know why I’ve been looking for the original one. Anyhow, they focused on quilting and sewing items on this show so there was no hooks available. It would have been so nice to get 25% off and purchase directly from Clover. Oh well.

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Most fabrics on bolt had $10.40/yd price tag.

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Items I’ve been keeping my eyes on it were found at one section!

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I’ve seen the top one in this picture but never knew there were other color ways available on this specific fabric. Still the one with yellow is my favourite though!

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The most affordable and friendly priced 10″ layer cake I’ve ever found. This might be wholesale price. I’m just guessing but it could be, right?

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Handmade iron board was offered for $12.95. The thickness is about 3/4″ plus layer of batting on the front side.

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I really liked this framed art.
“A clean house is a sign of a broken sewing machine”. Exactly.

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Retro phone design on this fabric caught my attention. I didn’t purchase anything because the quality of fabric itself didn’t meet my standard. If this Retro, vintage chic design was printed on thicker, higher quality and heavier weight cotton, I would have bought a lot and took some home with me.

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$1.30/yd tapes and ribbons were also offered.

I made no purchase. Looked around for a little over 30 minutes and left the hall.