Friday, 26 April 2013

Deep in the heart of Texas

A wonderful parcel landed on my door mat today from deep in the heart of Texas. I posted about my lucky win on the April Showers blog hop and it has arrived, with company.

Here are my winnings, 2 fat quarters. I was so eager to share that I did not take time to iron them.

They were accompanied by this extra piece from the fabric range, this was a lovely surprise and it did not stop there. 

There were 2 charm squares as well, these will become the middle block of 2 cushion covers. I will use a version of the Log Cabin block so that I do not waste a single scrap.

As luck would have it I bought 2 pillow forms from Wisbech on my last visit so I am ready to get cutting and sewing.

On a completely different note, we watched 2 of Michael's DVDs last night, Jack Reacher with Tom Cruise and Hotel Transylvania. Two completely different genre and we loved them both. The first we were hesitant to buy as we all read the books by Lee Child and could not visualize Tom Cruise as Reacher, I am still not convinced but the film was still very good, lots of car chasing, menacing behavior and plenty of bad men getting their comeuppance.

Hotel Transylvania had us rolling around laughing practically from the start, I class it up there with the Madagascar and Ice Age group.

Ben was most perturbed and did his Meercat impression to try to distract us. After the third one Fran took a photo to share with you.

That photo has a mind of its own and will go nowhere except  there!

I am off to see what it is like outside, we have had sun, rain and hail so far today but at least I have been busy in the kitchen. I whizzed up some braising steak and some pork shoulder with an onion and 3 cloves of garlic added a handful of breadcrumbs and made meatballs, they have simmered in a homemade tomato sauce and are destined for the freezer, 6 meals for £3., all the meat was yellow sticker and the sauce costs the electricity to cook as all the veggies came from work as freebies.

Right, I am off outside, have a good Friday, see you tomorrow.  TTFN   Pam


  1. What beautiful fabric! But I would love it as I love blue!

    What a lucky win!

    I may look out for the Jack Reacher film now. Thanks.

    How sweet does Ben look! Thanks for sharing that photo!

    Sft x

  2. I love this fabric and have found a company in Texas that stock it and an order has been made. I have a "slush fund" for fabric, any money that I get from selling what I make goes into an account and pays for my fabric. It is the only way that I am able to buy what I like on the spur of the moment. Pam


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