Sunday, 22 February 2015

Brown Paper Packages - 10

My parents are moving house next month and, as part of the big move, they have been doing some destashing of 30 years of the dreaded S word - stuff.

I'm a frequent user but objector to the word stuff.  I also object to being surrounded by it, but have to balance this against my ingrained instinct to hoard.

However, it turns out one person's stuff is another person's treasure.  My Mum used to sew before she had children and when she was clearing out, ridding herself of cupboards of stuff (not opened or used since their last move), she came across this treasure trove of Liberty.

There used to be a Liberty shop in Edinburgh and my Mum picked up some excellent sale purchases sometime in the eighties.

Even the carrier bag has a little flap on it for when it rains!

Yes, that's right - three metres of Liberty goodness for £2.00

I'm yet to find the slight imperfection in this.

The label on this one said it is a poly cotton and is from Japan.  There appears to be some water damage to one side, but there's at least a yard of salvageable fabric here!

Also included in the bag of goodies were these excellent patterns.  Maybe they will be my first foray into dress making?

So perhaps hoarding is fine after all?  Who knows, all the junk in my loft might make someone's day in twenty years?

Linking up with Molly Sparkles and Sunday Stash

Molli Sparkles

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Buzz Buzz - 6

I've had a lovely weekend catching up on my bee commitments.  The January queen in the Little Blog Quilt Bee, Roseanne, asked us for Anna Maria Horner's feather blocks.

It is the first time I've worked with templates, and I thought it would be the last until I finished them. I am now quite charmed by them and all thoughts of cutting up bits of paper are behind me!

The Little Blog Quilt Bee is almost at an end. It was started after Lou linked up with the Small Blog Meet - where did that year go?  It's been a blast!

Linking up with Fresh Sewing Day and Small Blog Meet at Lily's Quilts.

Fresh Sewing Day

Small Blog Meet