A super huge thank you to ForestJane for the wonderful parcel that arrived on my doorstep on Thursday. My hubby actually found it when he came home from work, so it was a huge surprise, and I had the best time scooting thru the contents. Jane has sent me the most lovely fabric, trims, treats for the kids, a seam ripper (cuz we all need those), a magazine, a mountain of buttons and sequins, a fairy doll, an Easter pin ... ohhh it goes on and on. Thank you Jane, you're just darling. Our customs dept must have thought her parcel interesting, as the box was labelled as having been searched. I wonder what they thought of my loot?
On the quilting front, I have pieced the borders for the blue and cream quilt, I just need to press them now and attach them to the quilt top. I hope to have that done later this afternoon. We were to have taken Cam to a little friend's birthday party, but the poor little guy has come down with tonsilitis, and after a visit to the doctor, it doesn't look like that's going to happen. He's resting happily now, so I should get some time in the sewing room.
After piecing up a storm to get the borders together, I discovered that I'd made nine extra blocks. In the spirit of stashbusting I pieced the blocks together and utility quilted them to give to my Nanna. We're visiting with them tomorrow. She has a little table next to her armchair in the TV room, and this will be the perfect little table topper for it. On the back of the table topper I used a fat quarter that has been in my stash for a reeeeaaaalllly long time. I remember buying it at a quilt store I don't visit anymore. Generally fat quarters cost around $6.00 at quilt stores here, and this one still had the price tag on it ... and it was $2.50. I'm thinking this one has been sitting around since mid-late 90's. Not sad to see that one go!
Well, that's it from me ... hope you're all having a lovely Easter weekend! x o x