It's great seeing them all in a stream - I especially love the antique telescope! I hope you'll let us see the sewn-together science quilt.
Because there may (or may not) be a Canada Post lock-out (or strike) on Monday, I sent mine off to fatewineroses by Expedited Mail on Wednesday. It should be safely across the border well ahead of any postal shut-down here. RovingAnarchist and I just decided to avoid the whole thing and meet up to exchange packages, since we live in the same city.
She made two quite small borderless patches (I find I really like the little ones!) that are so
perfect for me:
Did you dye the fabric on the tree patch just for this, Milo, or did it just happen to be so perfect? The dense, black stitching is very lush and textural, too.
But that's not all - there were extras:
A quarter-meter of cocktail print fabric that is so fantastic, I can't stop looking at it. I don't know what
I'm going to make out this, but it'll be spectacular!
One of the advantages of exchanging in person is that she could give me an entire package of fleece! I actually didn't have any of the right thickness for patches, so I've been faking it with some rayon batting I had, but it's not right either. Now I can make 1,000,000 patches!
And there are crewel needles (perfect for fat floss stitching), needle threaders (embarrassingly needed) and some DMC floss. Believe it or not, the red is exactly
the colour I was wishing I'd had for one of the patches I sewed! It was a great help that RovingAnarchist and I finally got to meet at the Craftster meet-up a couple weeks ago. She knew exactly what I wanted, and I hope I got hers right, too.