Sunday, 13 June 2010

A Thrifty Week

Ooh, it's been an exciting week of bargains, charity shop finds and swapping stuff.

First of all I spotted this book for sale in a charity shop:

It has some sweet projects in it (though really not sure about the patchwork shower cap ;-)) and quite an extensive section on English paper piecing, including this picture of an antique English quilt from the 1830s which I could gaze at for hours:

Even better, there was a leaflet inside from The Quiltery (not dated) all about hexagons:

I was quite intrigued that both of these referred to simply backing the hexagon patchwork, rather than actually quilting it.

The second excitement of the week was receiving this fab selection of 2.5inch squares from a scrap swap on Flickr.  Thanks Jan!  25 more hexies for the price of a first class stamp!

And thirdly, drumroll please......................................................

I am now (thanks to a lovely lady on Freecycle) the proud owner of a 1940 Singer handcrank sewing machine.  70 years old and she works beautifully.  Can't wait to use her for some Morsbagging.

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