I had to squeeze it and turn it around in my hands for a few moments, the frisson of anticipation is a lovely feeling.
Just look what Julie sent me, all the way from Canada. Yellow, I just love Yellow fabric and often struggle to find it in a bold shade like this. Spots, I love them and in bright greens just right for Spring time sewing. Then there is the Christmas fabric, but just see how good it looks with the others, I will not be leaving this until next December. The card that Julie popped in is a blast of colourful berries and will be going up on the wall.
Thank you so much, I love every bit of it and will be cutting very carefully so as to use every last bit.
I had this on my cutting mat before taking the photo's. I was asked for 2 large placemats, bright and scrappy, lush.
Here they are waiting for the binding to be hand sewn on the back, one is finished and the other will be done this afternoon.
While I was in the scrap bin I dug out enough 2 1/2" squares to make a small table runner. I was asked about this a week ago and thought that it was high time to get it made.
I backed it with a bit of flannel to cut down on the slip factor. The recipient was pleased enough to request another.
This was the view down the valley towards Ammanford this morning, it had started to thaw thank goodness. First thing it was freezing hard and the pavements were treacherous. I staggered along with Ben, walking like a toddler with a full nappy, but managed to stay upright.
This is looking across the valley towards the coast, you can see the state of the side streets.
I went out shortly after taking these and Ammanford only had a light sprinkling of snow. Cross Hands had a bit more but not as much as us.
Dinner tonight is my homemade Chicken Curry with Naan bread, RTC from Mr Tesco. 10p for 6. The price was certainly right for me.
Tomorrow I am going to make some fish chowder, I have a pack of mixed fish bits from Lidl in the freezer, they are called a fish pie mix and I bought them half price a while ago. I will get several bowls full from the recipe and have everything I need to make it.
I will take Maggie shopping tomorrow but will want very little other than fruit and veg for myself.
I feel the need for tea, so toodle pip, stay warm and safe.
PS. I see that I am almost at 450 posts, I think that at 500 an extra special giveaway will be in order. How about a quilt? What do you think, what pattern and colours would you like to have. All suggestions are welcome, anything that gets a few votes will be decided on. That will give me time to pull the fabric and get it made in time. Get your ideas in, it may be you who wins.