I’ve had lots of lovely post in the last few of days… First of all, all my goodies for hand quilting my finished quilt top have arrived from the Cottonpatch – I’ve got a big hoop, some perle cotton, new needles, thimbles, bendy safety pins… I was all excited about getting going, then I remembered that I hadn’t sewn the back yet – doh!! And I have to get my wadding out and let if fluff up a bit – so I’ll be waiting until the weekend to really get going. Exciting!
Then, yesterday morning my Scrappy Fabric Swap parcel arrived from the very fabulous and generous Flaming Nora. This is what I saw when I peeped into first parcel:
Wow! I was blown away – such beautiful fabrics, just my kind of colours and designs, and FN had labelled each piece with a little story about where the fabric came from – just lovely & I really appreciated the thought. Here’s a closer a look at just some of the fabrics:
I also got some gorgeous scraps of embroidery, crochet and other trims, and some scrummy buttons, and a pretty little handmade heart:
Aren’t I the luckiest…!
Then, yesterday, at teatime (as we call it round here) I got a couple of lovely books from New Holland Publishers for me to review. I got Love … Quilting and Love …Crochet – at first glance they are both looking like really good additions to a crafty library… but will be doing proper reviews over the next couple of weeks.
And to cap it all off this morning I got a fabbo parcel from one of my favourite shops (yarn AND fabric – yay!) Hulu Crafts. I wanted to get the new Stitch Magazine for Spring (which is absolutely packed with brilliant stuff), and I sort of slipped and ended up buying this La Petite Ecole Jelly Roll. It’s so very very charming, and a cushion cover is already under way. I think I’ll try some strippy placemats too. Suddenly feeling newly inspired!
Speaking of which, thanks everyone so much for your feedback on my last post – it was so nice to have people interested in what I’m up to. Poor Sandy tries, but now he’s been told he’s not to say ‘that’s nice’ every time I show him something, he is struggling a bit…