Sunday, September 16, 2012

Sunday Stash

WOW! Another wonderful week of fabric swaps and purchases!
Plus to top it all off - I am starting to feel somewhat better with my chest infection starting to clear up thus in turn helping to reduce my asthma.

Anyway, on to more exciting things........

This was the first to arrive this week - 3 yards of gorgeous country angel christmas print.  At this stage it will probably become the backing to the MIL's Nativity Quilt but I am not 100% sure - but I picked it up from a FB destashing page at a price that was too good to let go.

Another FB destash page buy!  I have been commissioned to make two cushions using the panel on the left for a close friend - so couldn't resist when I found these two other panels and co-ordinates from the same range.

My Christmas Charm Square Swap arrived back to me - lots of great designs in this one and I am so glad that I sent two lots in, to get two lots back. I really want to start my Christmas quilt now - but with two quilts already on the go and determined for Christmas presents this year, I won't have time.

Some gorgeous flowers from my Hubby celebrating our 14th Anniversary and our 10th Wedding Anniversary. 

Some Vintage FQ's that I bundled together for the Vintage FQ swap that Jane is running from Where Jane Creates!  I am really looking forward to getting this one back - as I have already chosen a bed runner and 2 matching pillowcase pattern (from a new book that I am getting for my birthday in November) which I want to make with them.

And finally some gorgeous fabric from The Fat Quarter Shop thanks to the lovely Kristy from Quiet Play who offered to share some space in her latest order.

The lovely Marieka from my local quilt group brought some of this in to show n tell one day! I have no idea what I am going to do with it - but I just had to have some. I love it. Being blue it will go in with my kitchen well. Hmmm, perhaps some much needed potholders. I have a FQ of each and welcome any ideas!

Skinny FQ's of Ooh La La by Micheal Miller! I have finally found some fabric to do the Craftsy BOM QL which started in January this year! Yes I know, it is now Sept - but hey better late then never. Besides just by watching the tuts each month, I have learnt so much.

And some gorgeous cow fabric by Robert Kaufman to add to my growing pile of cow fabric - which will eventually make an oversized lap quilt.

Anyway, off to do a load of washing before sewing some pirate pants for Mr W for a dress up day at preschool and some birthday sewing for my Sister!

Linking up with Fi from Finding Fifth too - don't forget to stop by and check out all the other lovely Sunday Stash posts!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Sunday Stash

Well it was a bit of a quiet week here this week, which included me spending 6 hours in a local emergency department today before being diagnosed with a nasty chest infection. More anti-biotics and asthma medication to sink a large elephant.

Anyway, I did get a few little surprises during the week just gone.

This was a Bright Novelty 5" Charm swap that I went into to.  My charms were the green frog material. These were going to go straight into my stash, but then Kristy from over at Quiet Play is having a Polaroid Block swap which I think some of these would be perfect for!

Not crafty I know - but I just wanted to share this beautiful bunch of flowers that I got from our next door neighbours for looking after their little girl during the week. They look lovely in front of Mister W's art work.

I also managed a little trip into Spolight to get some Flat Fats and some yardage to do The Very Merry HST Block of the Fortnight with Alyce B over at Blossom Heart Quilts. I am a little somewhat behind - with the next block being released this Tuesday.  Oh Well.  I am thinking this quilt would make a perfect present for one of my Aunts for Christmas this year.

I also managed to grab a metre of this gorgeous nativity fabric from a FB destashing group. It is going to go perfectly with the Nativity stichery quilt pattern that I found in a Homespun Magazine a couple of months back now.  It will eventually be for my MIL for Christmas - but in the next year or so.

The Nativity Scene Stitchery Quilt pattern as seen in the Homespun mag.  Can't wait to get started, just waiting for my big embroidery hoop stand to come up from the farm so I can start.

And last but not least I wanted to share a gorgeous thing that my hubby did for me yesterday whilst I was cooped up in bed and he had taken the kids shopping to get out of the house.

The latest Homespun Mag! Unfortunately I have already read it front to back and vice versa, as well as covered it in a good layer of drool.  Now only to find time to raid my slowly growing stash, to make those adorable kitties on the front cover.

LOL - As I recap on my crafty week that was, it really wasn't as boring as I had thought.

Anyway, as usual, I am linking this up to The Sunday Stash over at Finding Fitfh.  Fiona also has an extra incentive this week - if she can get 10 or more people to link up - she will give away a gorgeous charm pack of  Kate Spain's 'Serendade'This would be a brilliant addition to anyone's stash.