The postie brought me a parcel today, full of cheap yumminess.
This is for my cushions and a couple of quilt backs, it is so cheerful and even better very cheap.
This is just because I love it, I see it as binding, in scrappy blocks and fussy cut in lots of blocks. So happy, it is a Christmas print but not overtly so.
This is the proof of how cheap it was, £2 a metre, happy dance.
The fabric that was out of stock is a soft flannel, I did buy several metres of it at the same price a while ago, so I am not too bothered.
I have cut the fabric for my Sewing machine block, and was very thrifty about it.
This is the cutting list for the white background fabric, I have a box of white and cream offcuts and scraps so had a little rootle round in it. I found enough scraps to cut all my list with the tiniest amount of waste. There is enough white in there for several more blocks. All the blocks are sashed before joining so I plan on using as many white scraps as I can, just keeping to one type in each block.
Here it is all cut and labelled ready to go. L, M, 5 & 6 were all cut from the scrap bin so more saving.
This is the waste, most of which was scraps to start with. I feel quite virtuous, even if I have spent this months budget on fabric. To balance that I have hardly touched the money that I allow for books, thanks to the library. I bought 4 paperbacks for £1 in the local C.S. and just bought a pile of pre-owned books for just over £11 from Amazon, with free delivery.
The small Hyacinth is doing its best to catch up but the stem is bent, the roses are starting to look tired now, I will hang on to them till my next trip to Lidl later in the week.
The Alien has finished flowering, I will cut the flower stem down later and pot the bulb up into some compost, fingers crossed that I can keep it going for next year.
A fridge bottom dinner tonight, pasta with a tomato and Gorgonzola sauce with as many vegetables as I can get into it. It was going to be a Potato bake but I will make that later in the week when I have the oven on for bread. The cheese was RTC in Lidl and is very tasty, it will go into a few dishes, it was only a sliver that jumped into my mouth ;-)
Time to get ready for dog walking, I hope that Dolly is still clean after yesterday.