Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Goldfinches and fabric! ;-)

We've waited and waited!

The Niger seeds, bought three weeks ago, have also waited patiently!

'Eat us', they have shouted to the Goldfinches...but to no avail.
And then yesterday, whilst I was busy teaching, lo and behold, just like buses, they all came along at once!

Mr S managed to snap this photo (above), from the lounge. I reckon it's pretty good!

Meanwhile..I'm looking out at this...

It's raining and there's a very gloomy sky but 'the garden needs it' is what we are all saying to
each other.

Give a garden a bit of rain and it greens up so quickly!

So I'm up nice 'n early to sort out a few things for my little 'At Home' event , starting next week!
And starting with fabric...

Recycled fabric to be exact!

Imagine this lot as a quilt!

All labelled and ready to go.

Now for some oldies but goldies...

I put these little embellishments on the packs just to add interest but in all honesty, Ikea Rosali does not really need that !

I used to sell tons of this fabric on ebay..and then ,would you believe some little swine reported
me for daring to mention the name of CK in the listings..and I had so many listings removed.

I no longer sell on ebay!

That's ebay's loss! I could sell this if I went down to Newton Market..or anywhere for that matter! ;-)

Anyway, it's goodbye from her for the time being...but they will be in my sale next week and also
at the Textile Fair.

More patchwork...

These are cutesy patchwork packs. I love them!

The photos don't do them justice really.
I pegged lots of vintage pieces together on some fabric circles which I bought from Amanda.

(Well, the circles are meant to be jam pot covers but who cares! ;-)

And then there are the 1930s/40s cotton fabrics and cotton feedsacks.
My very favourites!
I can't believe the prices of some of these on ebay!
I watched an auction the other day which must have broken all records for one yard!
I've updated my own shop...

So with plenty to cut and label , my day is planned.

And I might just make myself a sunhat with this very cheery fabric! ;-)
Finally, a winner...from this blog post:
The winner is Gill from...
Please email me your name and address,Gill!
Thanks to everyone for taking part!
Have a great day ;-)


The Little Vintage Company said...

So many gorgeous fabrics!! I'd love to make a quilt one day..maybe this summer! Hope your At Home event is a huge success! Tamzin X

galant said...

Lovely colours and patterns to cheer up an otherwise gloomy day ... but wowzer, goldfinches! We seem to get nothing but sparrows, gulls, crows, pigeons, magpies and the occasional blackbird! But we can't encourage the birds with food too much because of so many neighbourhood moggies!
Margaret P

Goosey said...

The colours in those fabrics are just so pretty, look forward to see what you make with them.

Menopausal musing said...

So THAT'S where the goldfinches are.......... we get quite a lot in winter but haven't seen any for months. They love the niger seed though, don't they? Wonderful fabrics..............

Bobbie Lynn said...

Look at all that amazing fabric. Beautiful.

Lyn said...

Hello what a great photo of the goldfinches, they loo so exotic don't they?
My niger seeds are going but not sure who is eating them!
All those beautiful fabrics, enough to make me drool!

KC'sCourt! said...

Its all amazing - the material, the birds and the garden!
Julie xxxxxx

The Weaver of Grass said...

Sal - wish I could come to your sale - those fabrics are to die for.

Toby Tea Cozy said...

You've been a busy bee! It all looks great, fingers crossed for a successful sale!

Anonymous said...

Not fair ..... I only got one goldfinch hiding in the top of my birch tree!! I love the fabric - you have even more then me!!

Kelly said...

Stunning fabric! I love the idea of a quilt with all those gorgeous colours and textures!!!

Christy@WickedHappy said...

Those fabrics are just lovely! I'm sure that your home event is going to be a smashing success. Wish I could be there, but I'm afraid the distance is too much for me. Best of luck!

Sarah said...

Lovely - I'm going to have to get some of your fabric from your blog shop - I'm in the middle of a patchwork cushion and could do with some different fabrics!

funkymonkey said...

I love all those vintage fabrics. Good luck with yur at home event.