I went to my postbox yesterday and what did I find but a squishy package for me! What have I bought and forgotten about I asked myself ? But no I have not paid for the contents at all.
Inside was a beautifully written card from Helen aka Archie the Wonder Dog thanking me for the gentle nudge I gave her to start blogging - well I am sure she really almost jumped before I nudged but I am happy to receive gifts any time and here is the sweet fabric she sent me and teeny, weeny buttons.
Thank you Helen and so glad you joined the party - blogland I feel is a much better place with you in it! If you do not know Helen go look at her blog Archie the Wonderdog, at once!
Now I may not have revealed my obsessive side to you before but it has been coming out in a frenzy of sewing activity up to date....and now a splurge of purchasing...
Look at this lovely fabric I bought at the local fabric shop
Lots of lovely linens in gorgeous colours and the bottom pinky one is a Klona cotton which is slightly heavier than the Kona cottons!
Not for patchwork these, no these are for my new obsession - Free Motion Embroidery(FME)!
Here is what I got up to yesterday - a little butterfly on some patterned upholstery weight fabric - a 40p scrap from the remnant bin of my local fabric shop! I got to practice shading on the butterfly body - needs a little more experimentation and practice I feel before I get it sussed but not too awful for a first attempt!
All I need now is to find a little tutorial to make this into a journal cover and go and buy a journal!
I am really bitten by this bug and will try to keep both FME and patchwork going along but what a great way to use up those tiny scraps! One feeds the other - a perfect crafting marriage!
Ok now we are in trouble I will be the one emptying your bins looking for gorgeous scraps I can use - in fact I had better go and look through my own first!