Saturday, August 23, 2008

Not much stitching

There hasn't been much stitching going on here over the last week I'm afraid. Apart from finishing up the cross stitch the only other thing I managed to get done in the tent was the tops of my postcards for my private trade with Andrea but I won't show them here until I know she has them ok.

However I did figure that a cheapy pencil case is just the right size for fitting in postcards tops in progress and a few threads and embellishments which was great for keeping things together when camping and took up so little space!

I have really been trying to cut back on craft purchases aside from the fact that every time you turn on the news here at the moment they can't help but depress you with news of rising prices and the credit crunch, I (probably) already have enough stuff stashed all over the house to keep me going for years to come !
But hey a girl has to treat herself once in a while so I used some money that I got for my birthday to buy some back issues of CPS that I recently missed, the current issue of P&Q (just because it had a cat quilt on the front) and some sale fabric. I want to try and get back into the BQL bag challenge, I stalled at April when I had the stint in hospital, so this fabric is destined to make a bag. The thing with my fabric stash is that I mostly have smaller pieces, FQs and such so when I'm following a pattern which requires larger bits I just have to go shopping!
Today I'm off to visit my sister for the day before she departs on her big adventure to Cyprus!

2 comments:

Quilt Pixie said...

"The thing with my fabric stash is that I mostly have smaller pieces, FQs and such so when I'm following a pattern which requires larger bits I just have to go shopping!"

nice excuse -- I don't buy it -- but nice excuse.... Think of the wonderful unique fabrics you could create by sewing those smaller peices together into one larger piece... you'd make something that only you had, that had character... Come on, don't cop out, you can do it.... :-))

StegArt said...

Well of course I love the kitty postcard! And I totally agree with quilt pixie. I think you could create a fabulous quilt with your smaller cuts of fabrics.