There was a ray of golden light at 10.30 though, the postie knocked on the door, I am sure that he tries to wake the dead.
This turned up.
The white and green is for the border on the chevron baby quilt, I had realised that none of my stash was what I wanted. I took a look at several web sites and could not find the right pattern and colour combination. Then I thought of my old LQS and had a look at Button up and Stitch, Bingo. I found exactly what I wanted and in the sale, while I was there I had a quick look see, it would have been rude not to, and found the other 3 prints.
The red and white jumped off the screen at me, it is a small version of a FMQ pattern that I have been practising on. The pink and yellow spots just shouted "Summer Holiday" at me and I love spots. I had a metre of each and the postage was much less than the cost of my petrol would have been to get to Cross Hands and back.
But the very best bit of it, for me, was this.
I did not order it until 9.40 yesterday morning, less than 25 hours from order to delivery. That is cracking service, I applaud the shop for getting the order prepared and sent off in record time.
But a very big round of applause must go to the Post Office, I have sent several parcels recently and none have taken much more than 25 hours to be delivered.
Anyhow, at bed time last night the chevron quilt top looked like this,
Spread out waiting to be squared up, I could go no further without border fabric.
Here it is at 11.30 this morning, bordered, layered and ready for quilting.
I love the green print border and can hardly wait to start the quilting.
I had to stop sewing and start prepping dinner, I settled on a stir fry so lots of slicing done.
Talking about dinner, let me show you what I had yesterday.
The mug behind is 5" tall, perhaps you can see why Ben had half the Pudding. It was very tasty though I did wake up still quite replete this morning.
Tonight I am making a stir fry, I have a pile of peppers, celery and stuff in the fridge, along with half an onion, some root ginger, chili, garlic, carrot and shredded cabbage, not forgetting 4 button mushrooms I should have a tasty meal. I will add some soy sauce and a dollop of my plum and chilli jam to make a sauce.
Now a cup of tea is calling, so I am off to make a brew.
Enjoy the weekend, whatever the weather.
Glad you stayed dry. we have had sunshine all day along the south coast, but it is cold!ReplyDelete
It is still raining and blowing but not the storms that were forecast, and it is not cold at all.Delete
That chevron quilt looks beautiful! I`m going to start cutting some fabrics tomorrow, hoping to make a start on Alyssa`s toddler sized quilt soon.ReplyDelete
Simple dinners like stir-fries are also very popular in my household. Do you serve yours on rice or Chinese noodles?
Usually noodles but after my piggy dinner yesterday I sliced and steamed some savoy cabbage and used that, it was lovely.Delete
Wow speedy service. Love your quilt, the Yorkshire pud, looks delish.ReplyDelete
It was very good service, I know that I have lots of fabric but may have to pop back before the sale ends. The quilt is now ready for the binding so that is tomorrows playtime.Delete
The chevron is beautiful Pam - I can't wait to make a start on mine!ReplyDelete
The trouble for me is not starting, it is finishing. I am working my way through the WIP pile though. Happy quilting.Delete
Love your sweet baby quilt! The scrappy look just sets it off! I made a beef stew today and DH made his delish yeast rolls. Still stuffed hours later! May do a stir fry soon too.ReplyDelete
Nothing beats a stew in the winter, I like to slip the odd stir fry in, it is like a hot salad, full of healthy crunch. I always put fresh ginger, garlic and chili in as they are so good for you. I enjoyed making the little quilt, once I have sewn my way through the WIP pile I want to make another using layer cake squares.Delete
The quilt is gorgeous. Love the colour combinations.ReplyDelete
It's very windy here, on the north west coast, this morning and rain is due this afternoon.
We have had high wind, torrential rain and there is more to come. To me it just means lots of wet dog towels and coats, and of course lots of sewing time.Delete
Wow that is beautiful! I love chevron quilts but haven't made one yet I love the colours you've chosen they go together really well.ReplyDelete
I like yorkshire puddings especially the small ones, even after having them in a dinner they are quite delicious with jam on. There's only the two of us now but I usually cook a whole tray so use what we want and freeze the rest.
The chevrons went together easily but lots of bulk in parts. I am a sucker for Yorkies, I like them hot from the oven sprinkled with salt. I cook a full tray and freeze some, a minute in a hot oven and good as new.Delete
The quilt is so pretty. Lots of love in the project, I see. You're right on with the postal service being quick. I don't know how they do it. Our shortest time is 2 days, if the delivery is east of the Mississippi River. I guess that's not too bad. I wish you a good day and keep on sewing those beautiful projects.ReplyDelete
Our postal service is excellent, of course there are hiccups, human error is always a factor with such a large enterprise. I am sewing away happily.Delete
Looking at your beautiful quilts is not helping chez nous. My perishing rotten lousy ungrateful sewing machine has gone on very expensive strike and so has her back-up sister. For heavens sake they are housed, oiled and dusted(rarely) and spoken too, usually very loudly but they are included in the conversation. Oh well back to basics, needle, thread and pricked fingers whilst mr ever so nice mechanic does his best.ReplyDelete
I just laughed out loud then crossed my fingers and said a quick prayer. I confess to having 3 electric machines and my treadle. If the worst happened I do have an EPP project in the WIP mountain and my crochet and knitting.Delete
life has improved dramatically. I remembered this morning that Bluebell was lurking in the depths of a cupboard. Now our Bluebell weighs a ton but she works! Hauled her out, said very encouraging things and she purred into life. Cant say the same for my back and knees. Sewing has been resumed and a hint of a smile decorates my face. It is only a hint as I know how much the 'ever so nice Mr sewing machine mechanic' is going to charge.Delete
You have my sympathy over your forthcoming bill, I have not thought about looking for a " nice Mr sewing machine mender" yet but I must. I had a lovely one in Lincs, a semi retired Singer trained chap who regarded it as his hobby. I have to say that his wife encouraged him, she loved her garden and he most certainly did not know a dandelion from a gerbera.Delete