I owe some thank yous in this post.
First up, thanks a million to all of you who made suggestions for the internal box corner dilemma on my last post. Tempted as I was to just trim and zigzag the corners over, I decided that you were all right and that binding them would be the best option. Judith's reminder that the shower curtain fabric would likely fray like billy-o persuaded me to abandon my lazy approach. So while I didn't have any bias tape, I did just make some little binding strips myself and get on with it.
In all honesty, these bindings are seriously lacking in finesse and I am not about to show you the finish close up - you really DON"T want to see that. I really need to learn how to do this much better. However, although that blind man on his galloping horse would probably be able to spot these awfulnesses, a pre-teen boy who is likely to open and close this pouch in a flash (if at all) will most likely never notice the problem. So they are staying as they are, and this baby is going to find itself very shortly wrapped in festive paper and placed under the tree. Job done!
The next thank yous are for very thoughtful friends.
My very special friend Judith, who knows I am collecting red and white fabrics, found these beauties for me -
and this adorable button trinket box too. I absolutely love this kind of pressie 'cos it's fabric and goodies that nobody else in my house is likely to nick!!! Thank you from my heart Judith. I love, love, love the fabrics and know how hard it is to find true red and whites - thank you for searching for me. I'm quite sure I will fill that wee trinket dish with knick-knacks in no time!
And then, as if that loveliness wasn't enough, this arrived for me courtesy of the fabulous and fun Di.
This is a vintage curtain Di spotted in a charity shop and she sent it over for me. Di, it just warmed my heart to receive this because it's lovely to have such a thoughtful surprise arrive. Thank you so much.
And, what Di didn't know was that the morning after I received her curtain, an order I had placed with Pink Castle Fabrics arrived containing some fabrics that will be perfect with the colours in the curtain.
Didn't I tell you, perfect? And, I know I have some others in my stash that would work well too, so now my wee brain is whizzing with possibilities for another quilt (naughty brain)! I MUST be good though and I think I'm just going to enjoy playing with designs and ideas and leave this one for later next year. But, oh how much fun to have it shaping and shifting around in my head!
So, thank you, thank you and thank you!! I feel smug and spoiled today!