I loaded it onto the laptop yonks ago and have accumulated enough for a couple of Amazon vouchers. I read the odd blog post where someone has acquired squillions of them, how? I can not sit and fill out inane surveys or surf the net hoping to trawl up extras. I do get bursts of 8 or so when looking for something specific but that is it.
On to the good stuff.
I finally made it into Wisbech today and made a beeline for Button Up & Stitch, a slight detour to buy super duper thick socks for Michael ( his feet are like dead fish on a marble slab) and then lots of quilty loveliness.
I was quite restrained really, I got the wadding that I needed and ordered a bolt of it. I could not get the exact thread but got a good substitute and ordered a box of what I want, what I really really want., Sorry I couldn't help myself.
Then on to the fabric, I have 2 quilt tops pieced so bought backing for both.
The fabric on the right is a pale aqua with a small white polka dot and very pretty.
This cheater print will be a cot quilt, I saw one ready made in the shop and decided that one will be in my very near future, you can just see the lilac polka dot backing behind it.
This is to become binding, the small black pattern on white will be a perfect foil for the bright palette that I tend to use.
The background fabric was a half price remnant which will add some low volume to my scrappy patchwork. The fat quarter on the left is a new colour choice for me, I am trying to widen my horizons, and the two orange prints are for my Aqua, Orange and Grey Project, I have quite a bit of Aqua and grey now.
I had a new magazine issue drop through the letterbox on Wednesday,
This is the second issue and is just as good as the first. I have taken out the 3 monthly copies for £5.00 offer and if it is still as good will take a years subscription out.
A bit too busy even for me but I will use the window pane effect on my scrappy blocks.
Having looked back through I feel that it is the blue that is putting me off, it features in the blocks and the sashing. I must keep an open mind, see what I mean about being in a rut. Bad bad bad.
Some blocks from Tula Pinks latest book, it is on my bookshelf woo hoo.
This too is a little busy for me, but I am going to make it as part of my getting out of a rut project.
It is also by one of my favourite quilty peeps, Katy Jones from I'm a Ginger Monkey blog.
I hope to attend one of her classes one day.
On the subject of classes, Button Up & Stitch are holding a class on Cathedral Windows in October. I am so going to take this, it is on my bucket list I just love it and the sample that is on their wall is in my go to colours.
Reasons to be grateful
1. A lovely gathering of fabrics.
2. Washing blowing on the line.
3. Francesca is doing the ironing.
4. Michael is making Pasties for dinner.
5. I have a weekend of sewing stretching before me.
Not such a frugal day you maybe thinking. I get immense pleasure from my sewing, price that up for me.
I tend to gift what I make so I do buy all my materials at the best possible price, most of it is half price at least.
Not a scrap gets wasted, even the slivers that get trimmed off go into a bag and are used for stuffing small things.
I had a wonderful haul from the Local Charity Shop on Friday, 2 single duvet covers, 1 double sheet, 4 pillow cases and a single sheet, all 100% cotton for £4.00. This brings the overall cost of my fabrics to a level that is frugal enough for me.
So if anyone wishes to differ with me fill your boots and comment, I will not bite, I will answer I promise. TTFN Pam