A few Fridays ago my friend Liz and I attended the Sacramento Quilt, Craft and Sewing 2016 held at Cal Expo.
As you can tell by the name it has vendors from all over selling items to help you quilt, craft and sew.
One of the first booths we visited was Sharp Sewing Supplies.
If you filled out a slip with your name and email address for their drawing they gave you this great bag which was perfect to put your show purchases in. Being that I live in California I never pass up a free bag. I filled out the form for the drawing not really paying any attention to what you would win.
I do apologize for being so cavalier but I have enjoyed using the bag for my groceries.
Imagine my surprise last week when I received this email announcing I was a winner!!!!!
A hundred dollar winner!!!!
Today my winnings showed up.
I had a real quandary deciding what to get. Sharp Sewing Supplies has a great selection of rulers, needles, sewing notions and even parts for most sewing machines.
I finally decided I would get a new rotary cutting mat.
My old mat has seen better days. I have had this mat over 30 years. Yes people THIRTY years. My three children, now adults, used my mat for many school projects, hence the interesting paint and ink spots. My mat was made before they put measurements on them. I'm not even sure the maker of the mat.
Recently I have noticed bits of green on my rotary cutter and thought maybe it was time to replace it.
It will be hard to say goodbye to my old friend.
Actually I'm just going to put the mat in the guest room and test the new one out before really saying goodbye.
So in the mail today I received a new Clover 24" x 36" mat.
I also decided to splurge for new rotary cutters.
They are kind of like scissors - you can never have too many.
I normally use my 45 mm rotary cutter for everything but thought it would be nice to try a 28 mm cutter.
I know, I've been sewing and quilting my entire life and just now trying a 28 mm rotary cutter.
We'll see if it revolutionizes my sewing life.
I added the pack of sewing machine needles just to get as close as I could to $100.
Thank you so much Sharp Sewing Supplies
Jim thinks I should start playing the lottery!