Saturday, 26 July 2014

New Toys

This week has flown by and Thursday saw me travelling to Townsville to go and see the specialist who operated on my FIL earlier this year and then go for scans to get the all-clear for upcoming surgery to remove his cancerous kidney.  Then we had to visit the haematologist as hubby has some ‘abnormal’ blood results which show infection ‘somewhere’ in his system…..seems all we do lately is visit doctors.

So to wile away the time in between, I popped over to Spotlight with my 15% off voucher and bought me a treat…..

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Seeing as I’ve been playing with hexies a bit lately, I thought this might make it much easier (and more accurate) to prepare my papers……and I couldn’t choose so I got all three……the X-Large punches out 1 inch hexies, the Large does 3/4 inch and the Medium, 1/2 inch…..hate to think how small the small one punches out???  Bit too fiddly for me.  I couldn’t wait to get home and have a ‘play’…..

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I like to use the subscription cards that come in my mags…..they’re just the right weight for paper piecing….I can feel the edge when I’m joining the hexies.

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So much fun and sooooo much easier…..This is definitely one of those purchases that doesn’t make you feel guilty……Loving my new toys!

Which leads me to think….what new hexi design can I come up with now?

Sugary hugs xox  :o)

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13 comments:

Marilyn said...

That looks like a great purchase, Wendy. Enjoy using them. xxx

wish2stitch said...

What cool tools you have. Great tools to have 'in stock' as my husband says . Hope all of your family are well again soon.

Maria said...

Hmm! I buy my paper hexies by the pack but this tool looks like a good idea.

Pinnylea Creations said...

Never been brave enough to try hexies but definitely wouldn't try the "small" .....

Diane-crewe said...

hope all the Dr visits have a happy outcome x loving your new toys xx

Prima Donna said...

I have one of those punches. So much easier than cutting out with scissors. I also use a hole punch and make a hole near the center. Then, I just use a crochet hook to pull out my hexie paper later. Easy-peasy.

Lin said...

Thanks for this Wendy - I had no idea! Off to see if I can order one (or two)! xx

Wendy said...

I have all three sizes as well...I only use the 1" one though as I don't like the smaller ones...I might use the second one down, but the smallest is like you said, way to fiddly for my taste...these are great tools and you can punch out a hundred of these in mere minutes...

Susan said...

Very hanndy little tool - have you tried to cut the fabric as well??

retdairyqueen said...

Hope all the docs give good news xxs for all
Interesting toys I must watch out for some

Farm Quilter said...

Hope all the doctor visits end up with good results!! How about making a landscape out of the hexies?? That would be really cool!

Jo said...

That's a really good idea. I might start saving those cards now too

Tammy said...

Green with envy over your new toys/ tools. I reall yneed to invest in those too. I was cutting out hexis on Friday. As my stack of recycle papers was getting rather messy looking on my desk. And I needed more hexi's cut