Now for the good bits, very very good.
When I opened my parcel this avalanche erupted, strips and strings and squares and scraps
Some trimmings from projects, these got me wondering what they were part of.
Wide strips mostly WOF, note the green in the front, so lovely.
These are larger pieces some with interesting gaps, yet again they got me wondering what the gaps had become.
Then these 12, fat quarters and bigger, such yumminess in such a small parcel. The box was 6" square and 6 1/2" tall, I think Patty must have waved a magic wand to get it all in.
There is not one single pattern that is in my stash and I have to keep looking and stroking them. I also have to tell you that this fabric will not join the stash until my 4 charity quilts have been made. Selfishly I am keeping this for me, I see a new quilt in my bedroom this year, I have an idea forming and as soon as it has rooted properly I will share.
And now for something completely different, Tights, winter tights, warm and woolly, patterned and brightly coloured. What size should I be buying? In my collection I have small, medium, med/large, tall and small/medium. All of them fit me perfectly! I also have a pile of large, medium and small/medium that either pull up under my chin (that will be the medium) or sit just below my hips even though the legs are too long ( think Nora Batty).
Oh I nearly forgot the ones where the crotch sits at mid thigh and the top is big enough to have a party in. Who on earth designs these and who for? Does anyone have any suggestions, I do like M&S but they have a small colour range. I like bright and bold (think Sue Pollard meets Zandra Rhodes).
When I worked it was jeans all the way, now I like skirts and tights. Francesca turfed out her surplus skirts and I hoovered them up, as she is a few inches shorter than me thick tights are a MUST.
Reasons to be grateful.
1. My lovely, lovely parcel.
2. The people of Blog land, who give so generously. Both of material gifts and help and support.
3. Sunshine, I will never cease to be grateful for that, especially in the winter.
4. Ben, as smooth and soft as a piece of velvet.
5. My wellies, an essential clothing item for walking said Ben.
I have a theme for tomorrow that I find interesting and fits my Frugal ( tight fisted) shopping and cooking ideals. I would have shared it today but for my tremendous pile of goodies.