The postman returned yesterday.
Fabric enabler Di, or Super-Di, who lives in sunny Southern California offered to pick up some Denyse Schmidt fabrics and send them to me. I said yes please, she did and they arrived! Thanks Di!
If you don`t know Di`s blog you should. Hop over and say hi. There is eye candy of all kinds over there. I only wish she was able to come to the retreat in June.
There were also X and Plus blocks from Kat and Kris in Australia for the Care Circle of do.Good Stitches. There are 11 people in the Care Circle. These blocks are contributions from 4 of us. So we are well on the way to making a big quilt or 2 smaller ones. This quilt will be given to the Siblings Together charity, which you can read about here. Here`s a group photo of the new blocks with mine and Cindy`s. They look very happy together!
A few weeks ago, an incredibly generous woman called Jennifer (Bessiemae on flikr) put a whole load of fabric stacks on flikr, which she was prepared to post anywhere in the world to people who had the time to make quilts but perhaps not the stash. I quickly snapped up this pink and orange bundle and it finally arrived. Thank you so much Jennifer for your amazing generosity! It will hopefully be backed with some fabric which is winging its way from another incredibly generous person, Katy!
I am responsible for piecing another Katy`s quilt in the round robin bee, Stitch Tease and she sent me her starter blocks, which are just so cool. Katy is after blocks which replicate the vehicles in her chosen fabric in yellows, teals, oranges and grey.
|Katy`s block for the Stitch Tease bee|
|Katy`s block for the Stitch Tease Bee|
Katy lives in Glasgow where my mum`s side of the family come from. Knowing my love of Highland Toffee but unable to find any, Katy sent me some tablet and Edinburgh rock. Tastes of my childhood. As I said in an email to Katy last night, having teeth is seriously overrated. I couldn`t include the sweeties for technical reasons. Uh em.
My winnings from Kati (yes, another one) arrived - These gorgeous cards based on Kati`s designs.
...and I whipped up this little Curious Nature pochette for a friend. Why is it that one end is okay and the other is squishy? Is there a sewing law that I`m unaware of?
Thank you for all your suggestions for the Curious Nature stained quilt - I think I`m leaning towards a mustard colour for the binding at the moment...