Hoppo Bumpo (n): A children's game. Played by folding one's arms and hopping on one leg. Aim is to bump opponents, so that they lose their balance. Last person standing wins.

November 13, 2008

Home delivery

I'm quite the fan of home deliveries.

Our milk and bread arrive on our doorstep by dawn twice a week. I occasionally like someone with a big van to bring me my groceries. And pizza doesn't taste quite right unless its been brought to the house in a limp cardboard box by a boy driving a car fitted with a noisy doof-doof stereo.

Heck, I have even been tempted to try out home delivered toilet paper just for fun.

So what might warm my heart more yesterday - on a day when I wasn't able to leave the house - than opening the letterbox and finding the November mail-out envelope from Amitie? Home delivered fabric!

This striking cotton sateen print is called Bloom. Its a home decor weight and from the Ginseng collection by Joel Dewberry. I've been admiring from afar for a while, especially after seeing it made up as a beautiful hat in over at Thornberry.

Now what to do with this beautiful fabric? Will it be a 1-fat-quarter project ... or involve further home deliveries?


  1. That is lovely fabric HB. And thank you, you have just reminded me that Im down to my last loo roll and have to get some today! You are a life saver :)

  2. Love that fabric. You can get milk and bread delivered ...now there is something I should look into...very cool, very cool

  3. LOVE the fabric!

    Once you have kids anything that minimises the amount of outings is a plus....also fabric shopping is a nightmare with two kids screeching around (how come everyone elses kids seem to stay in the pram & mine chase each other down the ramp & up the stairs growling/screaming pretending to be tigers!)

    It's also light relief from the bills that usually fill our mailbox.

    We have the weekend papers delivered so we can take it in turns to "sleep-in" (lock yourself in the bedroom) & read the paper in 'peace'.

  4. Can't wait for mine to arrive. I have been looking at that milk and for a while so might have to do something about it

  5. That is lovely fabric. Ahhh... home deliveries are wonderful aren't they!

  6. Ooooh, I can't wait to get mine, I just adore this fabric.

  7. The fabric is lovely!
    You must think of further hoem deliveries - i said think

  8. I got my Amitie mailout a few days ago too. I got a gorgeous orange toned piece from the Ginseng range. I love it.

  9. I'm with you, I love a bit of home delivery. Usually involves no tantrums over Freddo Frogs.

    Great fabric!

  10. I get my milk, bread and eggs delivered on Monday mornings by the same guys as you, such a great way to start the week. The boys however hang out for the fruit and veg boxes that arrive on Wednesdays, just so they can check out if there are any strawberries this week :-) It has reduced my other shopping costs because I buy less stuff at the supermarket because I'm there less often!


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