I said I would show you the lovely fabric that Karol-Ann sent me in exchange for her needle-case
The fabric feels to be a poly-cotton mix but I don't have a problem with that as I have a little wall hanging in mind for those gorgeous pots and I'm happy to mix fabrics on it as it won't be compromised in laundering
Sarah has a project to work on for her Food Technology GCSE this next school year and she has chosen multi-cultural food as the topic. Part of the marks for this assignment go on presentation and I suggested that lots of different textures and obviously ethnic designs to use in a collage wouldn't go amiss - she's rather fallen for these fabrics too so they may well crop up in several different places there.
The card and butterfly key-ring were also included in the parcel - I love butterflies, they are my absolute favourite thing - Karol-Ann has been working on a beautiful 'pineapple' design in butterfly fabrics, pop over to have a look
Another busy week here. Nick has his best friend down last night and tonight staying from Gloucester, they haven't seen each other since January, although they chat on the MSN all the time. To counter this and save arguments one of Louise's class mates stayed last night too so as you can imagine it was a bit of a late night. Why anyone calls them sleepovers I can't guess - they should be wakeovers really.
Sarah started this morning on a three day Rugby camp at the local club but run by Northampton Saints - she's signed up with one of her team mates which is just as well as they are the only girls on the course and of course wouldn't have been allowed to do any physical manoeuvres against the boys. If nothing else it will be three solid days pre-season fitness training ready for County trials at the end of September and who knows they may well pick up some useful tips too
I've managed to fit in a bit of stitching
Here is my completed 'Stitchery Swap' piece just waiting a hanging rod and I can pop it in the post to wend its way to its new owner who I can't reveal until it has arrived.
I also got round to making one of those wallets - well almost as I need to mine the depths of the garage boxes to find some velcro to do the last little piece of the jigsaw. The pattern turned out really well but I haven't photographed it yet - something for my next post. I've also been working on my four seasons Autumn swap quilt and I may just steal a few minutes cutting and piecing as the weary sleepover participants have gone out to the park behind our house into the sunshine to play for a while.
Peace perfect peace!