It's a good thing I have a friend to keep me company.
The great thing about sorting all this stuff out is that it gives me the opportunity to revisit and gloat over my precious hoard from the Stitch Gathering.
I am a bit of a Liberty hoarder having already been tempted several times by fabric in Ali's store, so I had brought along some of it for Sheila Donnachie's crazy patchwork class at the Gathering.
I love the way that Liberty combines with other fabrics, and this class was good timing as I have been thinking about the relationship between Japanese boro fabrics and English crazy patchwork and have a plan for a little project which combines a bit of British/Japanese inspiration. Ali had very kindly sent me some fabric earlier in the summer so that I can try out this idea - and since I plucked up courage to throw financial caution to the wind and bought my lovely new sewing machine there's no excuse not to post more about this very soon!