When you stop buying fabric online (or whatever else you're into) the opportunities for good-mail-days go down considerably. I hadn't realised how few good-mail-days I'd had until I had some lovely mail on Saturday and again today.
This month is my month as Queen Bee in Bee a Brit Stingy. I was horribly behind in this Bee, which started in January and did give my fellow Bee's the chance to opt out of making for me. It felt a bit cheeky expecting other people to get stitching when I hadn't done any myself. My fellow Bee's said they were going to be making for me so could I choose my block. The block I went for was The Road to Tennese block. I referred everyone to this great tutorial that Sarah wrote for Bee Blessed. I requested the small background bits be white - whether that was plain white, white on white or low volume pattern with a heavily white design. Then I asked for the main prints to be bright and colourful and remind everyone of summer. We started getting snow in the UK in October and whilst down here the snow has not been continuous I do feel a six month spread of winter excessive. I need some summer, even if it is just in a quilt!
On Saturday I received blocks from Di and today from Nicky. I have them laid out on the living room floor at the moment, where I can just stare at them and reflect on how lucky I am to know such lovely people. It's going to be a beautiful quilt and I want to have it finished to take with me to the FQ retreat.