My Mum sent me a package of fabric the day. She has taken advantage of a sale at her local quilt shop. Thanks Mum!!!!! I think she did really well. Mum included a little note to say that I had to look carefully through the fabric and I was to think of money in a birthday cake. This is what I found. My Great Grandmother's pocket watch. Isn't it so lovely????? I am thrilled and it just needs a chain.
Yesterday I spent the day with a bunch of my guild members at an all day sew in. We have so much fun. There was a lot of laughing and a whole lot of fabric talk. I did not get a ton of sewing done but I did manage to put together one of my Lucky Stars blocks. Seriously! It had a ton of pieces and I used my stitch ripper a lot. Just saying. Today I made another one and I got grossed out by my ironing board cover.
I went to the great wall of fabric and found this print. It looked like ironing board fabric to me so I flipped over the ironing board and traced the board onto the fabric. I then cut out the ironing board shape plus about 3" and attached some purchased bias tape, threaded some narrow elastic through the bias casing and...
now looks like this... Much better!