There has been other fabric goodies arriving around here - although I've tried to be careful with my fabric spending so I don't blow the sewing machine budget.
First up though is this that I ordered from Spoonflower after getting the heads up from Susan.
I've always wanted some Heather Ross Campervans to play with and whilst I have one in a mini quilt made for me in a swap I had none to use myself. Chief wants to get a campervan (of some kind at least) when he leaves the army. He has visions of us roaming around the countryside in one. I always have three questions when he shares this little dream: 1)Am I coming 2) Does this mean I get to retire when you do? 3) It'll have it's own bathroom right? I don't fancy roughing it in public shower blocks/toilets when I'm a retired Laydee.
My next bit of fabric goodness was from Simply Solids. Mandy has sold the business on to Justine. Of course most of you reading this will have known that already as you'd need to have been living on another planet not to know. Justine had an offer on at the weekend of a random fat quarter with orders over £10. I really needed some Essex linen to finish off a couple of projects that have been hanging about for far too long. I got a nice Christmassy fat quarter. The Simply Solids website is down at the moment for a spot of Autumn cleaning but I'm excited about how Justine will grow this business.
Then today I got my hands on another Spoonflower freebie quarter because I told my Mum she had to order one, of my choice and no Mum you don't get to keep it you don't sew!
I love that the packer did a little picture of a dog and a 'woof' on the packing slip!
The highlight of my day was nervously delivering the baby quilt this morning. I handed it over to my colleague who has just become a dad for the third time. When he found out the parcel was home made he said he'd open it in the office and not wait and give it to his wife to open. I did feel sort of nervous and excited because if this colleague doesn't like something he's forthright enough to not hide the fact. Not everyone does hand made do they? Anyway, he opened it up and said, "You said you made this. But which bit?" I was a bit confused so walked over to his desk and said "Um all of it." "Yeah but you didn't make this bit did you?" He had the quilt turned over and was stroking the bliss flowers - or so I thought. So I said, "Well I didn't make the fabric. But it's patchwork, the front is different bits sewn together and the back is just one bit of fabric." "Oh - yeah but how did you get this bit on it, " He asked stroking the quilting. It took me a few minutes explaining it was quilting and I'd done it on a sewing machine (albeit two sewing machines both temperamental.) Needless to say he was impressed and thought it was better than a shop bought gift. His wife also phoned me after he'd delivered it to say how much she loved it and he phoned me later in the day to tell me the same thing. As you can imagine it made my day!
I've also been invited to join my first ever blog hop. I'm so excited. I'm sure Katy said that I could only play if I went somewhere and took pictures. I think she may have said I *have* to buy fabric too (I may have made that up) If you haven't heard about the blog hop details are here: