She and I had a swap some time ago. I sent her some rose print fabrics and I got these in return. The parcel took about 11 weeks or so to get here from South Africa and I think we were both a little anxious. But they came yesterday and I love them. Wracking my brains now to come up with something special to use them. Thanks Karol-Ann.
I also received a little order from http://www.zandsfabrics.com/ .
I loved my postman yesterday - not so much today - he brought me the phone bill lol !
At the weekend I went to the fabric sale and bought some fabric too but forgot to take photos of that and they are currently whizzing about in my washing machine...
One last thing I am waiting for is some fabric from ebay. When I first started quilting 5 years ago I bought 1 fat quarter of a great fabric. It was one of those that was too nice to use. Anyway I did eventually use it in a quilt for my mum and dad and have mourned it ever since. I have always looked out for more of this with no luck - UNTIL last week. Yes a lovely lady had some for sale on http://www.ebay.com/ - 3 yards to be precise :-) And because she did priority shipping she could fit up to 8 yards in an envelope. Well it made perfect sense to see what else she had for sale and a few clicks later . . . .
So altogether this week I have expanded my stash by about 24 yards. Excellent only I have nowhere to put it as my drawers are bursting at the seams. Think I will try and refold it somehow and try and squeeze it in. What fun !
Bought this too
Great for cutting out and folds away out of the way. I have been doing my cutting on the floor for a while as Jason has my old table for his computer bits and pieces. Now and again I have trouble with my back and this will be much better. These last few days my back has been troubling me and sewing on my machine seems to make it worse so i have been doing lots of handwork - i.e hexagons.
I need to make 6 of these with one more colour round the edges. It is sort of a medallion thing and once these are done they will be attached to the main middle section. Click on the photo to see my new slippers. These make me laugh although Jess thinks I am the saddest mum around. Doesn't take much to please me - lol !
Before my back started hurting I was working on some little cracker blocks with my leftover strips from the scrappy log cabin. I used all the dark ones and just cut some pastel triangles for the corners. I have made quite a lot of these and am just deciding what to do with them. I may set them into blocks of 4 and add a dark scrappy sashing - who knows. They are 3 inch blocks.
Its absolutely freezing here in Wales today - heavy fog too. I have turned on my heating and plan to get some serious sewing done. Hope you all get some done too.