Because that long blue thread lying on the carpet was not just a long loose thread, it was a long loose thread attached to a fat quarter. Lickity split that fat quarter was wrapped around the roller brush of my upright hoover and lodged tight. One of my precious solids at that! (Oh Hadley, stop shaking your head at me!) I tugged and I pulled - after I unplugged the hoover of course, even I am not that
This is the good bit now. I went and found a crosshead screwdriver. I took apart the bottom bit of my hoover. I removed my not as mangled as I thought it would be fat quarter and I put the hoover back together again. Properly! Really, I tried it and it still works. Which is a good thing as I am much more likely to be able to save the money for a new fat quarter than I am for a new hoover.
So now you know what I did with part of my day. We shall not discuss housework further - even if I did do more - as I will start getting palpitations and people might start expecting my house to be tidy.
Instead I will show you what I got in the post yesterday. I was involved in the DS Doll Quilt Swap. I sent off this a few weeks ago. Today I received this wonderful mini quilt from Australia.
This mini piece of gorgeousness was received from Sheridan who blogs at Chaletgirl. Our challenge for this swap was to produce a mini quilt using only Denyse Schmidt fabrics and solids. I think Sheridan has done a perfect job. Her choice of solids to highlight each DS fabric is perfect and her stitching is right up my street. She couldn't have chosen a better design for me - lovely solids, colourful, and wonky too. She obviously took the time to find out what I liked. And I thank her very much for that.
|Isn't that just lovely?!|
I'd tell you which one was my favourite but I can't decide. Suppose I just love them all. That settles it then, more fabric that I won't want to cut because I like it too much. Getting far too much of that in my stash!
A big thank you to Sheridan for putting a smile on my face when the hoover was trying to suck it off. I promise to never, ever hoover around these fabrics. Really, I do!