Do you want the good news or the bad news first?
When asked this question, I always plump for the bad news. Better to get it over and done with.
My Across the Sea quilt (ATSQ) is basted and I`ve started quilting it. No, no - that`s not the bad news. I went for wavy lines as I thought straight lines might be a little harsh and I don`t have the FMQ foot here as the shop forgot to send it to me with the new machine. Well this morning I thought the ATSQ would be my favourite quilt. I was so happy with it. However, I`ve given up with it for today. It`s lying in a dishevelled heap. My wavy lines make it look like some cheap quilt you would find at the local market. The lines are about 3 inches apart. Perhaps I need to go denser.
And the good news? Well the good news is that I received some goodies in the post. Yes, our postman is back!
First off is this lovely fabric I had ordered and forgotten about.
Loulouthi FQ bundle in the Eleni colourway by Anna Maria Horner.
Prince Charming FQ bundle by Tula Pink in the coral colourway.
But that`s not all. I received my first mug rug and goodies of The Goodie Swap 2011 from lovely Judith in Northern Ireland.
Judith had gone to so much trouble, taking into account favourite colours and incorporating Moroccan inspired shapes in the mug rug, which is so beautifully made. There`s also a handmade silk brooch with silk from Cambodia and the most amazing camera pin, which Judith asked her daughter to make - knowing I love photography. I love it - it`s so beautifully made and the detail is incredible!
Oh and what do you think Zaki has his eye on? Yes, the Gummy Bugs..which Judith sent especially for him and which went down a treat. Thank you so much Judith!
If a miracle happens, I`ll post a photo of my ATSQ tomorrow and if not I`ll cry.
Don`t forget to check back tomorrow night for the winner of the Intrepid Thread sponsored giveaway!