Saturday, March 4, 2017

Gifts....

A gift found it's way into my fruit bowl a week or so ago ....

My new tape measure...... with its very own cover in minute hexagons....

Thank you Christine - it's just amazing - I can't even imagine how one sews pieces that small!

  
I popped into my favourite Quilt Shop The Quilters Angel as they had a sale on..... and there was cupcakes!!!  Thank you.... nothing like a sweet start to a day.....


.... and some fabric to come home with me..... I already had the layer cake at the bottom of the pile (somehow it jumped into my bag when I was there last Friday!!!) but wanted something for sashing to go with it..... and I needed something to act as borders for my splendid sampler so thats the blue floral.... and then I needed something for some Christmas stitching so that's the bare trees and blue sparkley fabrics......  ALL ESSENTIALS!!! haha



A lovely parcel from Shez - such a pretty table runner and quilted by herself too - she is working on her FMQ and I am flattered to have one of her pieces in my house... there are two Christmas patterns with it so I will be kept busy....



Not only have I been eating cupcakes but also sewing them... sorry this picture is sideways.  I love seeing the detail that Toni puts in her quilts like these lines for the cupcake paper - it makes such a difference but I would never think of it....
(new pattern is out - check out Toni's blog)


This new houseplant from my daughter has the most enormous strong leaves. They are much bigger than my hands.  It is one of the figs and I love it.... thanks Debs....


Righto, Gotto Go......   so much to do.....




15 comments:

Jennifer said...

What a gorgeous weeny tape measure! That new fabric is nearly as yummy as the cupcake......does this mean that shop needs to bribe you with sweeties to spend money on fabric?

Karen S said...

A lovely collection of gifts. I agree about those tiny hexies. Wow. And lovely to see Shez's quilting, too. Looks like you found some lovely fabrics to purchase!

Michelle Ridgway said...

LOVE that gorgeous tape measure and how beautiful is Shezs runner. Looks like a very successful expedition to your fav shop xx

Maria said...

Christine's tiny hexie tape measure is sew sweet. and Shez's Table runner is lovely as are the patterns...
Yummy fabrics and love the cupcakes, both rel and fabric....

I am said...

hi my lovely friend i have just got back from Geelong,i am so glad you had such a lovely birthday ,you sure deserved it,glad you love your runner,i hope you have a lovely evening xx

Raewyn said...

Lovely gifts Fiona - such nice thoughtful friends to send you such gorgeous gifts. The cupcake fmq-ing looks lots of fun too - I must check out Toni's blog :-)

Chantal L. said...

Thanks for showing your tiny, GORGEOUS!!, little tape measure on a cutting mat because I'm not sure I would have believed it was THAT small! Sheesh! She must have magical fingers to do this kind of work. Or maybe it's made by fairies? :^D Adorable!! I agree with you; those fabrics are ALL essentials. ;^)

KaHolly said...

Oh, my goodness, those are teeny tiny hexies! I think I'd go cross eyed trying to put those together! Such a thoughtful giftie, as are your table runner and plant. Now you have no excuses but to finish that Splenid Sampler! XO

Helen said...

Beautiful gifts Fiona, lovely fabrics and yummy cupcake :)

Deb R said...

you have been very spoilt Miss Fiona!!

Louise said...

Very essential fabrics! I love a good bare tree design, so versatile. And aren't you lucky to get such nice prezzies this week :)

kiwikid said...

You have received some lovely gifts Fiona. Ooooooo...more jumping fabric, there seems to be a lot of that up your way!! It is very nice jumping fabric though, lucky it is essential!!

Lin said...

What a sweet litlle tapemeasure cover, so pretty. Lovely fabrics and the table runner is gorgeous. What an interesting plant too. xx

Jane Galley said...

oh, I love that little tape measure, so sweet

newsurfiegirl said...

That little tape measure cover is just stunning! Looks like you are going to be busy for a while! What a lovely surprise to get.

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