Today I've had a lovely day.
I feel lucky that I live quite near fellow quilter and blogger extrodinaire Katy, it means we can meet up and sew/drink coffee/surf blogs together on what's becoming a pretty regular basis.
Today we did just that.
I wanted to get my nephews quilt basted and quilted and as my walking foot hasn't arrived yet and I'm a tad nervous about the actual quilting bit (for fear of ruining the quilt!) I popped over to Katy's for some expert advice and to hog her sewing machine!
Here's said quilt having been basted with a huge kitty kat trying it out for size!
I managed to get it quilted too, under close supervision of course::
And here's a shot of Katy sewing miles and miles and miles of binding, you know just in case she needs some!
Another shot of my quilt being wiggly line quilted::
And to add to this lovely day, guess what the postie had delivered when I got home?? No? Not one but two lovely parcels::
This cute little coin purse which was stuffed full with the fabby scraps shown are my winnings from the lovely Cara! I entered a giveaway on her blog and I won!! YAY!! It's so cute, thanks Cara!
The second parcel was my much awaited gorgeous calendar from Sarah Jane Studios. I'd been hunting around for what seemed forever for the right calendar and when I came across Sarah Jane on Etsy I was sold! If you're still looking for the perfect calendar snap one up now as they've got 50% off! The calendar is so beautifully illustrated and is perfect for my sewing area. I'm planning on showing each months illustration as the year unfolds.
Finally a little spring cheer is in the air::
I just had to have these beauties when I spotted them on a recent trip to Ikea!