…… to make and give presents.
I’ve been thinking of making ‘thank you’ gifts for two of our neighbours before we move on from our rental home. They have gone out of their way to be welcoming and friendly and I wanted to show my appreciation to them.
The first lady is in her late seventies and has traditional tastes so I delved into a box of vintage fabrics and put together an assortment of creamy florals. I can’t remember where most of them are from, just bits and pieces from here and there that I couldn’t bear to part with because….. Well, because… they might be useful …. one day?? It was an interesting trip down fabric memory lane, not because the fabrics reminded me of something I’d made or worn years ago, but because they made me realise how my fabric tastes have changed over time.
As they weren’t fabrics from my ‘precious stash’ ….. hmm I think maybe I should be ashamed that I just said that? So, moving on quickly and hoping nobody noticed what I said…. I decided that I’d try not to be fussing and faffing about placement and just wing it and see how the mini quilt evolved. Now, if you knew me well you’d be gasping at that statement! Honestly, you would. If we wrote a family dictionary, the definition of fussing and faffing would be – Yvonne!!
Why even my sewing machine is a Pfaff. 🙂 Snap decisions and winging it just do not come easily to me. Actually, that’s really quite an understatement. But I did it and I really enjoyed it and I like what I made, because I know she will like it too and that’s what counts after all.