25 July 2011

a wonderful surprise

Linda, a blogging buddy from Australia, sent me a parcel of vintage cottons.
My granddaughter, who is visiting for the summer is enamored with the lime green floral print and I have promised to make her some shorts and a top.....its a long time since I have done any dressmaking, so I will have to resharpen my skills.
Isn't that Australian novelty print a hoot?

Every one knows a have a soft spot for shirting, so Linda sent some along with a lovely floral print that has 1930s 40s written all over it,

Linda's blog is just the sort I like, she writes about her farm life and her needlework, and is the only person I 'know' who has done shadow work...I am impressed
I love blogs that give me a sense of time and place.


  1. How nice! I love the surf boarder! ;)

  2. I love those koalas...what a lovely parcel to receive for someone who loves textiles as much as you.

  3. I'm sure you'll enjoy working with such fantastic fabrics.. and what a gift for the grandie to take home!!

  4. Thanks for your comment, am glad to know my blog cheers people!
    Love those fabrics Linda sent you. Thanks for providng a link, will go and visit.
    I hope you enjoy sewing with them - look forward to a future post with pics of your makes.
    Gill xx

  5. Love the prints! Please show us how the shorts and top turn out...would love to see them. Take care!

    Warm hugs,

  6. Love the Koalas... I had a stuff toy Koala when I was a little girl. Brings back memories. Thank you so much for the lovely comments on my blog! Have a wonderful summer.

  7. you are very brave attempting dressmaking!!

  8. Hi Jan, very slack with blogging this month, trying to get my head around an online embroidery course. I am so pleased the parcel 'hit the spot'. Thank you for your lovely comments, and a big one too for the most gorgeous return thanks in the post yesterday. It will be a delight to have/use, and I am extremely humbled by something we both value. You are a gem.


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