I hear that Katy is a bit of a Liberty aficianado. Getting my hands on more of her collection was not my ulterior motive when I joined her Fat Quarter Swap. She’s already been more than generous. Frankly, I don’t know how she can part with it. Anyhoo, you saw the Royal Mail here the other day. I was good and didn’t open it until I had sent to my partners, Anne and Katy. So after bus stop, before coffee, I trotted myself off to the PO. Nothing as glamorous as Royal Mail, I’m sure. In fact, the sidewalks hadn’t been cleared for some time, the floors were streaked with salt stains, there were no forms to be had and I was scolded for not getting the envelopes marked paid when I bought them (?). And then I bought some more and was handed four envelopes that weren’t marked as paid (!).
In 5-100 days, packages should arrive in the UK.
So, I came home and tore open the package from overachiever Katy.
Give me Liberty!
Perhaps I should always envision Liberty dappled by the sun… And get a load of that pretty bias binding wrapped around that adorable clothespin. Do we have these cute clothespins over here?????? A perfect head shape for a peg doll.
Back to the fabric:
oooooh, aaahhhhhh! Don’t you love the knitting fabric? I must formulate a royal plan for this pretty fabric…. Thank you, Katy!!!!
On to more about Katy. She is hosting the Great International Stash Busting Giveaway on February 4.
I’m going to be giving away some fabric, so be sure to come over on February 4 and see what’s up for grabs and visit the other participants. No, dear, a truck is not coming to take it all away….
Unrelatedly, I got some of these silicone bobbin thingies:
I’ve been having intermittent bobbin thread issues, so I thought I would try these. I’m getting better stitch quality with some of my regular threads, but it did not resolve problems I’m having with another thread. To be continued…I’ll be sure to give a full report after I’ve used them for more than two hours.
The April 2009 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting arrived:
It is a great issue! There’s a nice long article and great photos from Robyn Pandolph.
I also MUST make these adorable birds:
I have some background picked out and cut out a couple of feathery birds who may need to be tossed for something more bold. Poor feathery birds…
Hope all is well out there!