Tuesday, 12 September 2006

Nice Things Come in Small Packages!

Mr le Facteur left a package in the porch yesterday. I am expecting a small parcel from my Mum so when I picked it up, I just assumed that it was from her. It wasn't until I put it down on the kitchen table that I realised it had a US Customs Declaration Form on it. It was a box of remnants sent by my friend Amy in Florida who is on the La Vie en France group. She had meant to send it from France when she was over in June, but forgot. She took all the material she had been collecting back with her and added some more to the stash. She finally got round to sending the package last week, emailed me that it would take 10 days and it has taken less than a week! What was inside? Take a look. The Indian looking material at the bottom is something I have never heard of before, but have no doubt you guys across The Pond will know of a Jo-Anna Circular Skirt? Anyway, Alexandra spotted this and has claimed it as her own. Guess what I am making up this coming weekend! And yet more presents! My friend Karen, who stayed last weekend, very kindly brought me some more remnants which were left over from curtains she is making. Aren't these colours fantastic! I can't wait to get started with them. Letters, scrappy quilts, wonky houses, whatever. The only trouble is there is not a lot of it so I am going to have to be very very careful!


Melzie said...

Yay dont you love good mail days? :) xoxo melzie

Hedgehog said...

What awesome fabric gifts! Can't wait to see what you do with all of it!

Amy said...

Heehee -- somehow I just knew when I saw it that Alex would stake her claim on the skirt panels. They don't come round very often here, but they make it far easier to make a skirt that has a hem pattern all the way around, without having to place and re-place the patterns.

I'll see if I can squeeze in some time to make a block for you in the next few days.