This Sunday's offering is in honour of Lorraine. I don't think she has a blog, but let me tell you all about her....
Lorraine lives in Australia, she has a similar addiction to me, we are members of the underground support group, Liberty Addicts United (Ok, I made that bit up). Lorraine emailed me to tell me about a place in London that sold Liberty prints starting at £11 a metre. Kate did the same. Isn't it great how people in far flung corners of the world like to help me feed my addiction? Now, I knew of this place, but had never been, partly because I don't like to stray out of the comfort zone of Soho and Mayfair, and partly because I would get a lot of eye rolling and sighing from other members of the family. What I didn't know was that they sold online. Isn't that brilliant? Yes. I think so. The selection is amazing, they have LOADS of different prints, and remnants too for a measly £1. I will be visiting in person next time I visit London, and I will ignore any eye rolling and shop shop shop (I did buy a few bits from the website, it was nice and quick to arrive - postage was a bit costly, but I'm not complaining).
Back to Lorraine, she is collecting blues for an eventual quilt. So, Lorraine, if you're watching and I have any blues you don't have email me and I'll pop some in the post. Maybe you could send me a koala, a real one, I'd quite like to have one as a pet. Or maybe a wallaby - they're rather cute too. I think a roo would be too big. Although Miss G is fond of a platypus, it could live in the bath. Just poke some airholes in a box, mark it as fabric scraps, value $0 and I'm sure it'll get through customs no problem.
More stashes? Go here and drool to your heart's content, especially if your name is Rachel and you loathe Liberty prints - you weirdo ;)
Back to regular sewing, I am off to a birthday party later. I haven't met the little boy before, one of W's friend's kiddywinks. Apparently he likes pirates, so I've made him a pirate doll, and (just in case he hates dolls) a pirate drawstring bag to keep stuff in.
Christmas is a week on Wednesday. I am still behind, nothing is wrapped, I am sure I've forgotten to buy for a ton of people, I am halfway through quilting a lap quilt for my Nan, making 2 dolls for an order from a friend, but all international parcels are mailed and will be there in time for the big C. Miss G is slowly warming back up to the idea of Christmas after the RS teacher debacle. I'll tell you the school's response tomorrow. I'd like to hear your opinions on it...I don't think they've dealt with it adequately. Anyway, enjoy your Sunday, and I'll be back with a rant tomorrow...
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