I have recently invested in a new patchwork effect cotton quilt for my bedroom as the other one was getting a little tired but will be reused elsewhere as there is still a lot of use in it and I like to keep warm. It was not terribly expensive but I am pleased with it. It looks pretty and fresh and should go well with my cream metal bedstead. I tend to have a country cottage theme as the base for my homestyle as it is very forgiving when you blend old and new.
In the meantime back at the Ok corral I have been busy sourcing cotton fabric by the fat quarter by the metre jelly rolls etc . I have also stick piled and started to prepare the fabric so that I can start making my own quilts from shirt material already stashed and brand new fabrics as well. I have also invested in a brand new pair of Fiskers shears for general dressmsking use as I now have my Accuquilt to play with on the patchwork front.
As well as machine made quilts I also want to have a hand sewn hexie patchwork on the go and a little while ago I ordered some pretacked hexies in creams and pinks and greens the colours of my bedroom. This will be a long term project but the lady i obtained them from off ebay had used Laura Ashley or Cath Kidston fabrics and mstched them well. She has also saved me a little time. However her personalised service and beautiful presentation is delightful. Each pack of hexies is displayed on a printed display card personalised stickers with a lovely little note attached.
I think these are rather lovely. Her name is Alison and she tradeson ebay as farmhousetraditions (4531). I am looking forward to placing further orders with her. Its helping me no end as it means I can start hand sewing straight away and is saving me time in the cutting and tacking. She is also very approachable. I have found her service to be utterly delightful.
However before I start playing I need Oh to build some shelves in the computer room so that I can organise a lot if not all of my craft stuff so that I can locate things a lot more easily than I can at present. This relates not only to fabric and kits but also to threads for sewing embroidery silks needepoint wools loads of cross stitch and embroidery kits that I have collected over the years etc etc plus new kits.
So there is a lot in the offing to do. I am particularly excited about the hexie quilt though. I am really taken with that. Will have to maximise my time now and probably do a little each day. Might even take some into work to do at lunch time.
Catch you all soon.