I had a visit from the postman today.
Anything that says this on the front:
and this on the back:
is bound to be good...and it most certainly was!!! Just look at all this fantabulous stash from my dear bloggy friend Mrs Locket !
Some beautiful turquoisy beads and sequins...to feed my need for all things turquoise....and a selection of Lucy's most special and gorgeous fabrics...
...as well as this beautiful turquoise yarn. I'm not sure what this will become but I'm quite happy to gaze at it while I decide.
Thank you so much Lucy - I love all of it and I feel so lucky and spoilt rotten :)
Not wishing to worry you but I have actually been doing something crafty!
After a concerted effort to finish the handquilting this week I have spent today binding my first ever quilt. I followed a great tutorial for the binding....and had I only looked at it sooner would have picked up some useful tips - such as cutting the batting and backing fabric bigger than the quilt top until you are ready to bind it.
This has probably been the biggest thing I've ever made, in terms of size, time, effort and learning. I've learnt so much, in hindsight, that will make the next one(s) much better.
I'm still in love with the colours - even if they don't go with anything in the living room! I've decided I'm going for the arty eclectic look ;-)
This quilt has been hanging on my shoulders like a big black dog, holding me back from making anything else until I've got it done.
I'm just hoping that now it is done the creative floodgates will open!!
Now I'm going to pour myself some of Moogsdad's finest single malt whisky...for medicinal purposes.... as I've got the sort of sore throat that can only mean I'm about to be a miserable cold-filled old bat :-(
At least I can snuggle under my quilt and stroke my lovely new fabrics :-)