Friday’s News.

Hello lovely people, it’s Friday again and I have a few things to tell you this week.

First up, it’s $4 Friday and the following patterns are on special in the Etsy and Red Boots stores. $4 for the PDF and $11.50 for the printed pattern which includes postage. This weeks specials are The Kennel Club, Catnip, Santa’s House, and Scrappy Snowmen.

We’ve put our enamel and acrylic pins on clearance sale. They can only be purchased from our Etsy store. Grab a bargain for Christmas. Keep in mind shipping times for this time of the year.

EDIT: The fabric has been given a new home. Thanks everyone. xx I have three garbage bags full of mostly ‘country coloured’ quilt fabric to give away to someone here in Brisbane. First person to message me can have the fabric. No postage available, you must be local.

Keep in mind I have cats and there will be cat fur. I will arrange to deliver the fabric to your house or work, pickup not available due to neighbourly reasons.

I also have somewhere between 30-50 ‘mug rug size’ pieces of wadding if anyone local wants them. Most are a poly-cotton blend.

fabricI’ve been having a massive clean up and clear out this week. I’ve been ruthless and my scrap bins have been emptied.

rubbish binUnfortunately there won’t be many or any new projects for the rest of 2018. After weeks of pain I’ve been diagnosed with a stress fracture of the pelvis. Sitting, standing, and even sleeping for too long in one position is painful and distressing. I’m worried sick about not being able to work as much as I need to – being self-employed is the pits sometimes.dog quiltI’m hoping that I’ll be healed in a few weeks (ha ha!) – in time for the start of the New Year. I had so many plans for Red Boots this year but so much has happened and some days I feel like I’ve been kicked and punched all the way back to the starting line.

I’m feeling positive that I can carry Red Boots into 2019 and keep producing quilts that make you smile. I have a few ideas to work on in the meantime. Ultimately I’d like to be able to attend one of the quilt markets in the US next year. Wouldn’t Houston be great!? I’d like to find someone to share a booth with so we could help each other etc.

In the  meantime I’ll continue to watch Dave our local scrub turkey make a nesting mound in one of my gardens. He’s hilarious, flinging compost, branches, and plants left, right and centre. I love our local wildlife even if they are destructive and messy!

Take care, have a lovely weekend, toni xx

4 comments

  1. Wishing you healthy, happy and healing vibes Toni, I love everything you make, so happy and vibrant and just makes me smile. I am loving Dave’s antics, he doesn’t give a hoot about anything you may have planned for your garden bed, we could all take a leaf out of Dave’s book! haha … please take care of yourself and I hope you can find a partner for Houston next year, it would be something to see! Have a relaxing and restful week, Deb xx

  2. Each week I look forward to reading your post. So sorry to hear about the stress #. I hope you are well dosed on analgesia. Wow! I can imagine the glee when the receiver of your scrap bags opened them. I can hear the ooing and arring all the way down to Victoria. Xx

  3. Oh I am so sorry to hear about your stress fracture -please take the time to allow yourself to heal . I so understand the self employed concern. My husband owns a retail business and 10 days ago had an unexpected double bypass surgery. He is down for 4-6 weeks. Fortunately we have employees who are running the store and in another week or so Ron will be able to start doing paperwork and solving issues over the phone. I am sure much harder for you as YOU are your business but try to do what you need to do to get you healthy so in 2019 you can carry out all your exciting plans !!!! Prayers for quick healing !!!

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