I did not get too much sewing or crafting of any kind done this week.
I managed to make some progress on my hexie playmat. It is getting slowly bigger. I was making it using 'flowers' of hexies with a solid in the centre, but I think I have exhausted my solid collection, so now I am squaring the whole thing off. So until I am satisfied that it is complete, I will be adding strips of hexies instead of flowers. If anyone is interested in trading some 2.5"-3' squares for hexies, I am happy to oblige.
I did get some great sewing related mail this week. First, I received my Modern She Made Swap package. My partner was amazing with stalking me and finding just the things I like. Honestly, when you open the card without looking at anything else in the box, and the card is perfect, you know the rest of the package is a winner.
My partner, Karen, made me this gorgeous cathedral windows mini quilt. What a lot of work went into this! It really is absolutely beautiful I got completely spoiled. She also included some lovely extras including some bike fabric from Spoonflower and a cute little sleeper for our baby who will join us in December, Lord willing.
Swaps like this really work to turn me into a swap addict.
I had also won a Lotta Jansdotter scrap pack from Imagine Gnats for participating in the Covert Robin Swap, and that also arrived this week.
Now I must admit, I am not as taken by Echo as others are, but when this came and I got to feel all the fabrics, I began to like the line a little more. These fabrics are definitely quality fabrics and they feel so soft! There is some quilting cotton, some linen-type, and a piece of corduroy fabric, and there is only one piece smaller than a charm.
I love scraps. And these ones are no exception.
And for one last question, how can I get rid of all these ants that have invaded my gardens? I have a raised flower bed at the front and it is literally crawling with ants! I have tried store bought ant bait, and homemade borax bait and they seem to survive it all.
Any tips or advice?