Tuesday, July 8, 2008

A good day

Very much like Cam I have had a lovely day today.

I too received flowers, from my good girlfriend Lyn for whom I hosted a baby shower this weekend just gone. They were the best kind of flowers - home delivered - entirely unexpected, uncalled for and welcomed unashamedly when I needed a real pick me up this morning!

The postman also delivered a little something out of the ordinary - a gorgeous pincushion made by the very clever Liesl of Hoppo Bumpo. My first ever blog prize - hurrah!! I love it Liesl, especially the gorgeous jewel in the middle - very luxurious!

I put it to use post haste whilst creating my first bib (yes that spotty fabric again - I have a few metres of the stuff to go!). Pretty happy with the bib although I had wanted to use some terry towelling as the absorbant middle layer but could not for the life of me sew it "straight". I feel like I am missing something major with my stretch stitching but I don't know what it is. I suspect I am going to need to get lessons in order to conquer the stretch fabric mountain.

Now if only the wet washing would hang itself and dinner cook itself - then the day would be perfecto!!!

I hope you too are having a happy Tuesday!


CurlyPops said...

Yah! That pincushion is so sweet and that was really speedy postage! Fresh flowers definitely brighten up a gloomy day, as for stretch stitch...I have no clue!

edward and lilly said...

Very cute bib, I love the spotty fabric.

edward and lilly said...

Hi Belinda, I just got your comment on my blog but couldn't find your email so am posting here. I've used both terry towelling and microfibre towelling on my bibs but both don't really have any stretch in them. I know what you mean though, I've seen the stretch terry toweling and remember wearing it in the 80s, LOL! Anyway, if you find toweling without stretch it is really very easy to sew. The terry toweling might be more absorbent but I like the microfibre because it's neater, easier to work with and dries super fast. Hope this helps, I can send you the link for the site where I bought the microfibre towelling if you like.