Awhile ago, I mentioned that I had received a package in the mail from a fabric swap hosted by Lisa at Parallel Botany.
The crisp air has finally settled in, although I do not trust it 100% to stick around yet. But I have begun knitting again on my now three-year, two-color blanket. (It's only going to be banana and red now).
Although I haven't busted out my sewing machine yet, I am encouraged by Green Bean's success in making a simple bunting with her sons. If I can get my hands on some pinking shears that is, something I have long wanted to own. I wish I had my grandma's, and mostly I wish I had known when she died in 2002 that someday I would want to do handcrafts just like her. I would have kept her sewing basket, her vintage Singer and accompanying table, her crochet hooks and any yarn and fabric she had. Darn that hindsight!
But for now, I want to show you the fabric from the fabric swap. I am still not sure what I want to make with mine, but I know the idea will come to me with time and patience. My swap partner was Sarah in England who authors two blogs, Outside of Sarah and Circles of Rain. I can't tell you how fun it was to know the fabric I chose was going to make its way across the pond!
Here are the lovely fat quarters that I received from Sarah, packaged with vintage ribbons in that darling Orange Grove soap box I showed you last week.