Started yesterday with the gift of chocolate brownies from a friend - yum! Followed by visits to three quilt stores, a Thai lunch to energise ourselves and some sale bargains in other shops. A lovely way to spend a day with a friend.
I haven't made ATCs for a few years. After feverishly making and swapping, my collection grew to be large and I found my attention diverted to other projects. That's what happens with me - there's always something interesting to make me change direction.
Still, when Jane proposed an ATC swap on Facebook, I signed up straight away. These are the ATCs I received last week. Lovely!
Top: Handspun and crocheted by Marlene Answer-Lewis.
Middle row: Summer by Sally Westcott (left), Feather Me by Kim Bradley (right).
Bottom row: Mars by Andrea Carew (left), Ocean Tracks by Jane Monk (right).
Like many other quilters, I have long had a love of Liberty of London Tana lawn. The softness of the cotton and the beautiful prints are irresistible. However, local prices are not. Paying $52+ per metre is just not going to happen for me (nor do I think the fabric is worth that much).
Luckily, I've discovered a source where I can buy Liberty of London Tana lawn for less than half my local price. A friend and I placed a joint order on 20 August, split the cost of the postage and the parcel arrived ten days later. These are the four prints I bought - a total of 2.5 metres + postage for $67. Now I can happily continue to add to my Liberty collection at prices I'm prepared to pay. Deciding what to stitch with them will be a harder decision! The website is Shaukat and Company in London. There is a minimum 1 metre cut, which is why it is good to place an order with a friend (if you can agree on the prints!).