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.
Beautiful pics of the snow. your place mats and runner are really pretty and colourful. You are so talented. I would like to see a quilt made out of gingham and small spots in soft pinks, blues and greens edged in soft yellow. and the back a vintage floral piece of material with all the same colous in. That would be so perfect.......RosezeetaReplyDelete
I love spots and don't mind a bit of gingham, like the sound of the colour combination and love the idea of the backing, I may have to rootle round in the stash and see if I can make a mini quilt. I know there are lots of spots and a few bits of gingham. Thank you Rosezeeta.Delete
What a lovely gift,I love the mats so bright and colourful, with the 2 quilts I have made I have stuck to pinks, but I might just do a random one next time.ReplyDelete
Keep well & warm lol Marlene, x
The first quilts that I made were in shades of pink and green and I have made a few things in shades of 1 colour.Delete
Wow. If you did a quilt giveaway you will have all of Blogland wanting one. Would it be big enough for a double bed!!! ( only joking). Shades of blue would be goodReplyDelete
Oh yes, Sue it will be double bed size, I can not see the point of a smaller one for a giveaway. Funnily enough I am thinking of a "blues" quilt for my next Chevron, I saw one on the Missouri Quilt Co tutorial and loved it.Delete
Hi Pam, I have to admit I am envious of your parcel from Canada, the fabric is gorgeous. As far as ideas for your give away are concerned, I personally loved the vibrant colours of the quilt that appeared in your 6 January post.ReplyDelete
I am still stroking the fabric and thinking of patterns, I may put another colour in for a bit of contrast. I like that bright quilt and the new owner loves it, I have some cushion covers in the same pattern but with a turquoise sashing.Delete
What a lovely gift for you to receive. Definitely a mixture of colours in your give away quilt. Stay safe & warm.xReplyDelete
I am thrilled with it, and to put the icing on the cake I went to Cross Hands today and Hilary gave me a big bag of scraps. I have them on the ironing board ready to press.Delete
Such an exciting gift to recieve!ReplyDelete
That's a very generous giveaway Pam! What about Spring colours of green, yellow and white to help wish the grey days of winter away! x
Sounds like a lovely colour combination, I would have to add a bit of pink as so many spring blossom starts off pink and then changes as the buds open out.Delete
Have you ever tried making a spirally round quilt? I don't even know if such things exist!ReplyDelete
As you pop by my blt a few times you might know that we have a beautiful blue school budgie called Barry. How about a smashing cage cover for him to keep him warm during the trips from school to my hose? At the moment I'm using an old curtain of mine that I cut a hole in!!
Whoever wins anything of yours are very lucky xx
I have seen square quilts with spiral quilting, it looks a bit scary to me.Delete
Ooh a quilt would be fabulous! I'm always in awe of the quilters on here but I would be useless. I keep,looking at sewing machines but I just know it would collect dust much like the breadmaker! Thank you for being a dog lover, it always helps to know there are other likeminded folk when I read bad stuff. Xxx some doggies never get a walk but you are out there in all weathers. Bless you. XReplyDelete
My breadmaker cooks a reasonable loaf, sometimes. Mostly I just make the dough in it.Delete
Mine always come out awful except when I used a "loaf mix" either hard as rock or like a cake.Delete
Such a lovely gift to receive. I had to giggle though at your description of walking like a toddler with a full nappy!! A quilty give away sounds amazing. Something to wrap oneself in to gaze out at the snow! (What's left of it!)ReplyDelete
I could not think of anything else to describe it. I rather think that the 50 odd posts to my 500 means that the snow should be gone.Delete
Doh! I hadn't thought of that!!Delete
What an amazing thing to give away, Pam. And a quilt in spring colours would look fantastic but any combination of colours would be a fabulous gift. I love the new fabric in the parcel too. It looks so inspiring xReplyDelete
I think that the consensus points to a spring quilt with a few bright touches, I have plenty in the stash for that. All I need to do is decide on a pattern.Delete
Oh Pam what a wonderful thing to give away one of your beautiful quilts. Spring colours would be beautiful! Scrappy ones are lovely too !ReplyDelete
The more that I think about it the more the spring colours make sense, I do have a lot in the stash, and scrappy rules here :-)Delete
What a generous give away! You'll probably have it whipped up in no time. I hope you are limiting it to UK as it would cost a fortune to send it all the way to W. Canada. Congrats on the 450!!ReplyDelete
I will have to check out the postal cost, it is not too prohibitive to send stuff to Australia, my friendly Post office staff will help me out there. I would like to have it International if possible.Delete
Hello from Germany, where there is -thanks godness- no more snow at the moment.ReplyDelete
Concerning your quilt idea, I for my part adore the baby chevron, just the way it is. Since I saw it here, I imagine my baby girl ( due in July) lying on it in the garden this summer.And even for those without a baby, I bet, it would look nice drapped on a chair!
Our snow was washed away by the rain but it looks as though we have more on the way. The chevron quilt is pretty and I intend to make a full size version, all my family have asked for quilts for next Christmas so I will be busy this year.Delete
We haven't any snow at the moment on the NW coast. but your snow looks lovely. Do Ben's feet get cold? How about a rainbow quilt? I find rainbows cheerful on a dark rainy day. The table runners are beautiful.ReplyDelete
Ben does not seem to suffer with cold feet but I do not take him far when it is snowy or icy. I have seen a few rainbow quilts recently and some of them are really lovely.Delete
Hope you are managing to keep warm in Wales. Here on the south coast we have had wind and rain but no snow. By the time you have finished your 500 th post it should be Spring - hurray for that. I hate winter now, it's the dark days that make me low. I think s Spring coloured quilt, not too heavy in weight would be a perfect make.ReplyDelete
I don't mind the dark days too much, as long as I can get out for a walk I am happy. I am almost settled on a spring coloured quilt, I just need to decide on a pattern, possibly the Tumbling Charm that I made twice last year.Delete
So glad you liked the fabric pieces Pam. I have bee trying to send an email so I can show you the quilt I made for my baby grandaughter, but it keeps coming back undelivereable. Have you changed your email address? What a generous giveaway. Spring colours seem the winner here don't they? I smiled when I read your comment about walking on the snow like a baby with a wet nappy!! That's exactly like I walk and we get LOTS of snow here in Ottawa! Go carefully when you're out walking.ReplyDelete
I have not changed my email, perhaps it is the format, I am in the dark when this sort of thing happens. I love the fabric and have something in mind for it. Our snow has gone now and we have rain again. It may well be a generous giveaway but I have to get through the stash, I have been hoarding some of it for 5 years and more, and it will end up in a good home.Delete