I may be up for some sort of award soon, I feel – for the longest time banging on about a new hobby before actually knuckling down to it.
I am inching towards actually doing some quilting, though, I promise – & here’s what I will be doing it with.
In the foreground is a generous pile of offcuts for practising with which arrived in the post this week from a very kind Bilbo in Cumbria. She said, ‘Do ensure you "waste" all the fabric I sent you and sort out stitch quality, seam allowances and finding out how different things go together with fabric that doesn't matter!'
How lovely is that!
Above are a pile of fabric squares which colleague Rita gave me about 12 months ago when she was having one of her periodic declutters, & at the back is the jelly roll, which is where we came in, I think.
I’ve gathered some bits & bobs of material over the years, too, & I think that both the dark green & the paisley grey/brown will come in useful – maybe as backing fabrics.
So I am a step closer wielding a needle.
However, I did hit a snag today when the fraud department at Barclaycard phoned to say my card security had been ‘compromised’, & if I would chop my card up, they’ll have a new one out to me in short order.
I’ve no problem going back to a cash economy for the Sainsbury shop tomorrow, but it does mean that the order for the mat/ruler/cutter set from Creative Grids will have to wait a few days more.
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