It’s been a while since I had anything to share but this week I do have some additions to show.
First there is this bundle:
Photo from Karen’s IG
A delicious bundle of Blueberry Park from the hands of Karen herself! It’s not actually a stash addition as within 6 days it was a completed quilt!
The pattern is out to testers and the quilt has gone off to be used in Karen’s booth at Stitches (trade show) at the NEC next weekend. I’m hoping to have the patten ready for release next month so more quilt details to follow in a dedicated blog post.
Last year I finished a retro flowers quilt and despite or maybe because of the curves I really enjoyed it, so I’ve been wanting to sew more curves. It’s the cutting that doesn’t fill me with glee and last summer I won a Sizzix Big Shot Plus machine and so I decided that maybe I should buy some drunkards path dies. With too many other things taking priority it never happened, until last week I came across them at Abakhan (if you’re in the UK I think they still have them) at half price. I was sure that I would never see them at such a good price again so I ordered them:
The thing about the drunkards path is that you really need both dies so it ends up costing over £40, half price was a good thing.
They are still in the packet, the Big Shot is still in the loft having never been used but I am starting to think that soon there may be time!
Last weekend the Craft 4 Crafters show was on locally and I had a pair of free tickets so I went along with my friend Sue. We spent just over an hour browsing the stalls (quite a lot of paper craft, wool and other crafts that weren’t of interest to us), Sue bought but I didn’t, there were a couple of things that caught my eye but nothing I needed. But they have a policy where you can return for free the next day with a special pass so I had already planned to take my daughters for a browse on Saturday morning. They had fun chatting to the woodworkers and the man from the forge. I decided that I would splash out on some fabric and bought these:
The red was not the biggest bargain but I lacking in reds in my stash; I looked at reds on all the stalls and so much of it is Christmassy. It’s from the Folk Song line by Anna Maria Horner, originally the print appeared in Good Folks I believe.
The other fabric is a text print from Sun Print by Alison Glass, it was a bit of bargain from The Shuttle (not online), he can always be relied on to have some old designer prints at great prices. I bought a metre of this as an addition to my low volume stash, I even have a plan where it might get used!
I’m hopping over and linking up to see what delights others have been stashing: