Okay, well I’m far from pain free today, but I’m not as sore as yesterday, so yay for super strength Ibuleve gel! I’m totally ignoring the runny nose and sneezing that started today…
I got happy mail today o/ My Echino swap fabric came, along with the pouch I won in the Amy Butler Sew Along. As Sara already had to send me the fabric for the swap, she asked me if it was okay to pop the pouch in when she was sending it back, and of course I said yes (who could resist 2 hits of yumminess at once?)
First up is the swap fabric. This was for 28 10″ squares of Echino fabric. This stuff is silly expensive here (and not that cheap in the US compared to other quilting fabrics) but this was an absolute bargain. I picked my fabric, had it sent to Sara, she cut it all up for me and sent it over. I’m definitely loving this type of swap! So much so that I signed up for round 2… And then there’s the grey, aqua and yellow swap. Ahem, anyway, back to the fabric goodness that arrived today, including 4 end of row cuts:
It’s so lovely I spent a good 15 minutes after this shot just pondering how best to store it – by pattern or by colour. In the end I went by colour (which I’m quite sure you couldn’t have survived without knowing ;o) )
Next is the pouch. Now I’d totally forgotten about the pouch, but remembered when I got a glimpse after I eased open a corner of the envelope in the office after I picked it up at the sorting office this morning. THEN I’d forgotten that it was coming stuffed with thread. And what thread. Aurifill, the mecca of quilting threads that everyone raves about. I shall have to read up on what it’s all for, as it’s different weights and has different purposes. I’m almost more excited about this than anything else. Must get out more… The pouch is fab too, I have to say, and I’m working out what its best purpose will be – maybe for taking embroidery stuff around, or maybe for holding little hand sewing projects, or… It’s Sara’s own pattern for the Dirty Bubble Zippered Pouch, and if you’d like to make your own, the tutorial is here.
Hope everyone else had a great Monday :o)
Oh wow, super mail day! I'm practically drooling here – all that Echino, a cute pouch, AND aurifil?! Cooooool.
Glad you are a wee bit better. But what's with the sneezing & coughing?
Love the fabric. You are a sewing maniac these days. Hope the Clan & Jack are helping you?
Have I missed something? Sorry to hear you`re not feeling good but love your mail! Gorgeous fabrics and I think I nearly signed up for Round 2 but then didn`t because of the cost – doesn`t normally hold me back!
Great package – sounds like you need a holiday to get over your holiday. Spent the day today in wet & soggy Glasgow – it never stopped raining all day – yuk.
I'm glad you are feeling a tiny bit better today.
The joy of opening your parcels must have been exciting.
Ooh, yay for your own happy mail day! I love Aurifil, though I've only gotten to try the 50 wt one. 🙂
oh my goodness look at the fabric goodness!!!
I love the colors of the threads and fabrics. You must have shelves, drawers and boxes of fabric and threads just with what you show in your posts. How great is that?!? Hope you're not coming down with a cold now too. Take care. Hugs
Told you that you were due a decent day LOL! The aurifils are great, I got the ones on green spools for quilting
oh wow if that parcel didn't cheer you up nothing would. I do love Echino and did contemplate signing up for round 2 of this but am a bit too low on funds just now.
The pouch and Aurifil look great! I've still no used any of the Aurifil I won, must try it out soon.
I was in the Echino Swap too! I also signed up for round two as well! I'm just smitten with these fabrics!