Monday, July 26, 2010

The Lovely Bones

I read the book The Lovely Bones back when I was living in London. I loved the book.

Trev was home sick most of the weekend so I grabbed a few DVD's for him and the kids so we could survive the weekend and The Lovely Bones movie was on the shelf so I grabbed it for me!
It has been such a long time since I last sat down to watch a movie of my choosing. I enjoyed the movie (probably because I'd forgotten the details of the book). It was a bit weird (in a good way) and great to watch while stitching or knitting.
Most of all I enjoyed the 1970-ness of the setting. Esepcially after the Vintage Sheet FQ swap I couldn't help but marvel at all the lovely vintage bed linen they were sleeping on!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Random Swapping!

38 packages...
800+ FQ's of vintage goodness...

And some fabulously generous thankyou gifts (unnecessary but lovely all the same)!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

More Vintage Sheety Inspiration

Saw this over here and thought I'd share!

I just love the retro green backing fabric!

I have finally devised a way to "swap" the lovely vintage sheet FQ's that have come in for the swap and look forward to doing this over the weekend and take some photos to share with you all. As much as I like the idea of throwing them all in a pile in the middle of the room and pick FQ's randomly for you all (and what a great picture a massive pile of hundreds of FQ's would make) I have a system! I really, really, really hope that people will be happy with what they receive back.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Oh My Goodness, Oh My Goodness!!

(think that annoying orphan in Annie - which my daughter chose from the Video Store and has watched almost constantly over the weekend!)

I have so far received 10 packages of vintage sheety goodness and I opened them tonight once the kids were tucked up in bed and Dr Who had finished. There are over 300 gorgeous vintage linen fat quarters here already and I'm just trying to work out the best way to keep track of these when I get swapping - I'm expecting another 40 more packages over the next week!!
My apologies for the dark photos, taken in my sewing room on a dark winters night!!
It is just like Christmas. I can't wait to send these back to you all so you can share in the excitement of it all!!