Thursday, 21 October 2010

An Exciting Day

Today has been an exciting day.  Firstly I saw this:
Yes, it's a baby camel enjoying a drink from her/his mum.  We have an over-wintering circus near us and these are some of their animals.  Cute eh?
Then I had two lovely arrivals in the post.  A parcel I was expecting, which was this gorgeous selection of indigo-dyed fabrics from Glennis at Shibori Girl
To quote from her site the packs contain
a selection of indigo dyed fabric fragments - bits and pieces of vintage and collected textiles. These pieces range in colour from light to dark, cotton to silk, solids to shibori. No two collections are identical although some may be similar. Current collections include some solids, shibori bits include itajime,bomaki,arashi, and indigo derangements. Fabrics include cotton, linen, various silks, chenille, jacquards and more
Fabric sizes range (approximately) from 3" to 24"

Doesn't it look an inspirational mix of fabrics?
The other parcel was a complete surprise.  I entered the 200th issue of Patchwork and Quilting magazine giveaway competition and today received a signed copy of -
so that's my reading sorted out for this evening.  Although it is an introductory book a quick flip through revealed some interesting tips.  I think there's always more to learn anyway.
I've been working on a quilt for my daughter, Sara, today.  It's been quite a well dragged-out project but she has told me she'll be re-decorating her sitting room to match it in the very near future...  Just as well it's been so cold today, just ideal for sitting by the fire and stitching.  What have you been working on?


  1. Hi Lis
    Your fabric brought back memories, we did a shibori class a few years ago, and I still have the fabric tucked away in a folder with all the instructions(I think)I must hunt them out...
    The book looks good too by the way!

  2. I'm a camel lover so really enjoyed that first photo. Glennis' fabric pack is gorgeous. I plan to buy some of her stuff when I'm at the Houston quilt show next month.

  3. Congrats on winning the book! Your hand dyed fabrics are lovely. And I just love the baby camel, how cute. I saw a camel once and all it wanted to do was spit. Nasty!

  4. I didn't know they still had large animals in circus's but they must be thriving to have a baby - how cute!
    What a lucky win, the book looks like a useful reference source.
    At the moment, I'm working on the same projects as ever! The quilt-as-you-go, the hex quilt, the HST quilt and the mini quilt. Putting it down here in a list has made me realise I need to focus on one item at a time and get it done!
    Teresa x


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