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.
I can't believe how early your Postie delivers, we're lucky to see ours before 2pm xReplyDelete
My post is here between 10:30 and 10:45 nearly every day, we are so lucky. In Tydd it was when ever they got there.Delete
Who is your fabric supplier, Pam? Those prices are almost as attractive as the fabrics!ReplyDelete
Those were from the Fabric Guild, I found them by chance. The fabrics were in their sale section, that is the first place I look at on any site.Delete
I do like that hummingbird fabric, so pretty, and bargainous too. I buy lots of books from the charity shop these days, though I got a Kindle for Christmas so I'm looking out for cheap books for that too.ReplyDelete
I am still on the fence regarding Kindles, if I found myself paying new prices I would make a decision and probably buy one. One of the books coming from Amazon has only been out in hardback for 2 months and was under £3, it will be a gift.Delete
You are an unstoppable powerhouse with your sewing Pam, your blocks are progressing so fast and I love the fabric bargains the postie dropped through your letterbox.ReplyDelete
I have just finished 6 more trip blocks and all the rest of my strips are lined up ready to sew. I was aiming for 30 blocks, they are 12 1/2" unfinished, but will have 6 extra. I will possibly add them to the backing. The cutting and positioning of the colours takes as much time as the sewing, not to mention the pressing.Delete
Great buys - I love that hummingbird print xReplyDelete
I was so pleased to find it, now of course I wish I had more.Delete
Hyacinths are my favorite flower - they smell so good! :)ReplyDelete
Those two little flowers are filling my room with their perfume.Delete
I'm afraid my patchwork is more hit and miss than yours ! I just put anything together and hope for the best - it always turns out er 'interesting' though.ReplyDelete
I like interesting, I will take it over boring and predictable any day, that goes for food as well, most of my meals are in the interesting category. I am just a titchy bit anal about points being in line. The crazy patchwork helps with that though, nothing lines up intentionally.Delete