Another exciting parcel this morning!
This time, it’s from Emmely of Infectious Stitches, in the Netherlands. She enclosed three pieces of indigo, which I’ve already cut into squares for hexies, some lovely fabrics from the Robert Kaufman Urban Zoology collection she’s sure I’ll find a use for, and a beautiful hand made fabric card with her message on it.
After a horrible week of dreadful news both here and abroad, my faith in humanity is being slightly restored by these symbols of kindness, friendship and generosity, of hands held out and collaboration between perfect strangers.
At this rate, the Worldwide Friends quilt is going to be massive; I suspect there’s going to be considerable piecing and possibly also hexies on the back, otherwise the thing will be totally out of control!
Now, of course, the pressure is really on. I think I’ll be spending Christmas with my hands a blur of stitching – when I’m not in the kitchen, that is!
I think it’s time to pay it forward. Is there anyone out there who needs a particular kind of fabric scrap for something they’re working on? If so, tell me, and I’ll have a hunt through my considerable stock!