... because I am recovering from the shock of spending the morning clothes shopping with the girls so they could have new outfits for their respective school Christmas discos. If you have not spent time clothes shopping with a ten year old and an eleven year old recently, or ever, count yourself lucky. Enough said!
I did come home to post though. Jennie - Just a Little Stitch
- one of the Brit Bee gang had sent the blocks she did for my quilt. They are gorgeous, and please (again!) ignore the colour - or lack there of - in the photo as these are much more vibrant than they appear.
|You can see that for some reason the block on the right looks more colourful.|
Yet they all use the same fabrics.
And all the photos were taken in the same location, one right after the other.
I had another package too. In a fit of extravagance I ordered some red and white twine to use in my various planned Christmas makes. It came from Joe & Flo on Etsy and as they are located in the UK it came rather quickly, which was nice. They also sell washi tape. Somehow (again!) two rolls of it fell into my shopping basket. They were Christmas ones, and that was how I justified them staying in my basket. Feeling seasonal and all it would have been churlish to take them out again.
There are 240 yards of twine on this spool, so while it wasn't a budget buy I do expect it will last a long time. Presuming that I convince my two girls that it isn't something they can help themselves to willy nilly. That is
optimistic of me but one can only hope that this time the message sinks in.
Just hide it. I like the tape and how wonderful to get a purchase so fast. The blocks are beautiful.ReplyDelete
the blocks are lovely and the tape and string well love emReplyDelete
I think the Brit Bee girls are some of the most talented ever.ReplyDelete
As far as the shopping goes, my head hurts just thinking about it.
Hope the girls got lovely outfits since it sounds like you got stressed and had your purse emptied!! Red and white twine is spot on perfect for you, and I think should be strictly paws off for anyone other than you. xxxReplyDelete
somehow clothes shopping takes it out of you ... love the buys and the blocks. the twine is divine. and the tape. nice buys.ReplyDelete
Ah, my sympathies are with you on the clothes shopping. You must need a stiff drink.ReplyDelete
I love that Bakers Twine. I got a massive reel last year and can confirm that even with nibble fingers about, it has lasted very well.
Gorgeous washi tape. I might just find some of that falling into my shopping basket soon too ;0)
I have spent the afternoon making pouches for DD's birthday party bags for next weekend.
I think you deserve to come home to happy mail! I have the prospect of shopping with DS (19)! Not sure who's going to be more traumatised! Lovely blocks, may have changed my mind on my 2nd! :DReplyDelete
I'll be checking out the shop with the washi tape as I always want to get one then realise the stuff I want is in the US...ReplyDelete
I have been shopping with my niece. And that's ok. As long as I'm not paying because OMG at 12 she's pretty much designer all the way: Hollister, Superdry and apparently a DKNY handbag while she was in NY...
I love the blocks you have received. And I feel your pain with the clothes shopping!ReplyDelete
Oh just don't bloody tell them you have it!!ReplyDelete
I hope you're consuming wine and chocolate tonight to make up for the trauma of the shopping expedition!ReplyDelete
The twine looks gorgeous (as does the tape) - it would make lovely red and white crocheted stars!
Your bee blocks are exquisite - this quilt is going to be a stunner!
P.S. I read Jan's comment and have only heard of DKNY (and then it's only vaguely) - I'm obviously not cut out for shopping!
The blocks are great! I love the twine and that tape... I could buy all the tape!! Hope the girls found dresses they love :)ReplyDelete
Great blocks - hope you are taking this quilt to London!?ReplyDelete
I love Washi tape - I bought some in Liberty's last year and only use them sparingly cos I'm mean that way!
The bee blocks are fab. I like the Christmas twine too. So pleased I don't have to go clothes shopping with girls! Di xReplyDelete
Great star blocks from Jennie. Sounds like your shopping trip today was as much fun as mine yesterday!ReplyDelete
I hate clothes shopping!! What a drag! JxoReplyDelete
You could always tie the girls up with the twine?! And I can think of another use of the tape too! Anyway, love the blocks!ReplyDelete
If you are going to endure shopping for the girls than you deserve a few things from Etsy. :o)ReplyDelete
I'd love the link to the shop btw..looks interesting.
Funny thing...kaylah came home from school yesterday to inform me she needed to shop for the Snowball Dance...I nearly threw up!ReplyDelete
I do feel for you regarding the shopping - but let me tell you that teenage boys are far far worse! Love the bakers twine!ReplyDelete
You think you have to worry about the girls nicking your twine? What about the pile of us dropping by next weekend? ;o)ReplyDelete
Sounds like Santa needs to bring them their own twine.ReplyDelete
Sounds like you need to hide that twine well and good, or you're going to be worrying about more than the girls helping themselves to it.ReplyDelete
Love the blocks that Jennie made for you, very pretty.
We could play I spy divine twine on your blog over the next few weeks/months. Can't wait to see all the uses you(and the girls) have for it.ReplyDelete
I have never shopped with girls and don't think I ever will! Those blocks are stunning - wow!ReplyDelete
I saw that twine this week on Pinterest...and was trying to think what I would use it for just so I could buy some.ReplyDelete
You survived the shopping spree so it cant have been that bad ! Just wait till they're 14 and 15!
I must live in a bubble - never having heard of washi tape. So I googled it and OMG - what a wonderful thing it is! You can do so much with it!ReplyDelete