Sunday, 27 April 2014

sunday stash

I have been busy gardening & cooking this weekend ...yummy chicken soup from the new Donna Hay book which my daughter gave me recently. It was made the old fashioned way, you know - slowly cooking a whole chicken, straining the stock, & then adding fresh veges, risoni & shredded chicken meat.
I also made an easy one pot apple cake, which is all gone now!!
And  I've finished my latest book just in time for book club this week ... "Barracuda" by Christos Tsiolkas (he also wrote "The Slap"). His latest is about one young man's hopes & dreams, and (I thought) an over riding feeling of never being good enough.  Brutal, thought provoking, tender - I couldn't put it down until I finished.

So, no sewing this weekend.
But I have been doing just a little shopping...
locally & internet!
First up, I popped out to see Cheryl @ All Things Patchwork and spotted this gorgoeus oriental fabric. I'm not a great fan of "oriental" quilts as such, but I do have a habit of throwing the occasional pretty print into most of my scrap quilts. Not sure re details of this fabric as there is nothing on the selvedge. I did buy1metre as I couldn't decide there & then what to use it for, but it will look great as binding maybe, or added into something!

Then a few fabrics arrived from Fabricworm.
This pretty voile, Palos Verdes, that Rita over @ Red Pepper Quilts has used lately & I was so tempted! It feels v. light of course, however it'll fit in nicely with some of my Liberties I am using for my Marcelle Medallion. And I also needed the other fabric - Baby Geo in cream, Fox Field/ Tula Pink. It will go with just about everything don't you think?

And at our last Monday Modern group Liz, I think, showed her latest Tula Pink fabrics, and one in particular really made me smile! Happy Dot in teal with these cute rabbits all over it! Not sure what to do with this yet, but I love looking at it!

And finally, I ordered a blue/green Fat Quarter bundle of Ansonia, Denise Schmidt. I am slowly collecting little samples of her different ranges, they look quite vintage-y & I find I can add a little bit into most things I make lately. And I do know the blues in this group will never go amiss with me (it's my fallback colour for almost everything!).   

So a rather selective Sunday Stash, yes?
Linking up with Molli over at   
Sunday Stash #73


  1. Your soup sounds yummy - definitely feels like that sort of weather now. Liking that Tula Pink fabric - I may have to do some stash enhancement too.

  2. I think the best rule is to buy...and use often...fabric which you love. Thanks for showing your stash!


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