So, we’re back, and I do wish we’d had a few more days.
This is despite the comfort of air conditioning and a huge and pillowy bed. If truth be told, we’re both a bit weary; trips on a motorbike are physically more demanding than travelling in a car. Also on the downside is the laundry… heaps and heaps of it. Clothes, bedding, towels and of course bike gear which has contained two hot and slightly sweaty people for about 2,040kms/1,270 miles. I wouldn’t have done without the armoured jacket and gloves and the Kevlar-lined pants, but it does make an extra couple of machine loads to deal with.
So you can imagine how delighted I was to receive a distraction, in the form of a fabulous squishy envelope from Lynn and Sandra in France, two of the F²F² participants. They sew together, so it seemed sensible to send their blocks out together. There were unseemly squeaks of delight as I opened the thing up. And then this morning, a second squishy from Moira in the US. I was literally forced to stop sorting dirty socks and open envelopes and photograph the contents… You can imagine my reluctance. Not.
So, having been inundated with all this fabulousness, I’ve created a bunch of collage shots. Here we go.
Lynn’s three F²F² blocks, which are already up in the gallery,
As are Sandra’s lovely work,
And Moira’s pieces of gorgeousness!
Also in the parcel, centre and right, two Tealed with a Kiss blocks for a forthcoming Ovarian Cancer quilt from Lynn. At left is a block from Carla of Granny Maud’s Girl, who sent me this a while ago, but I hadn’t shown it, so a credit for this is well overdue.
And finally, the LOOT! A really beautiful piece of fabric Lynn thought would work well for my Hatbox Quilt project. She’s right! A really useful and strangely appropriate tote, also from Lynn. A seriously cute peg bag from Sandra (check out that teeny weeny appliqué on the front!), and finally, a gorgeous 3D pansy postcard from Moira.
And now, I really must go and fold clean towels, sheets and quilts. Anything but more socks… 😦