Thursday, October 11, 2012

A parcel peeping

As far as days at work go, yesterday was not the best. However things brightened up at the end of the day over a cuppa with a dear friend and some serious contemplation of fabrics. Then even more when I noticed a parcel peeping out of my letter box as I arrived home. How exciting!

What a beautiful treasure I’ve received. An absolutely gorgeous heart pieced from one inch squares of Liberty fabrics in a range of pinks: cerise, raspberry, fuchsia, rose, magenta and coral. It sits so restfully on the grey spot background with echoes of the heart lovingly hand-quilted in creme perle. 

Created by Louise of Lululollylegs

I have loved Liberty fabrics and scarves for as long as I can remember. Here's a favourite Liberty postcard.

Catalogue by Joyce Dennys
Illustration from the 1930’s “She bought a Liberty scarf”

Visiting the Liberty Store in Great Marlborough Street, London was one of the highlights of my UK holiday last year. Here are a few photos from my visit.
Buckets of glorious blooms are
brightening the streetscape
Chandelier seen from each floor
Amy Butler was due to visit
that very afternoon
Whilst fabric and Liberty goods are displayed on some levels, others feature beautiful kitchenware, homewares, clothing, perfume, jewellery and so on. Here's a fun YouTube video that takes you on a 2 minute tour around the store. 

To receive a quilt made from my all-time favourite fabric by one of my favourite quilters has brightened my whole week. The dull steel filing cabinet alongside my desk has been transformed by an object of exquisite beauty. Notice the gorgeous little fat quarter rolls and pink ric-rac that came in my parcel too. How lucky am I ?! (And the pink ric-rac is exactly what I needed for a new project I’m brewing up.) Thanks Louise!


  1. So so happy that you love your little quilt Deb. Louise did an amazing job and chose perfectly for you!

  2. Are you paying more than $5 / pack of cigs? I'm buying my cigarettes from Duty Free Depot and this saves me over 50% on cigarettes.