To begin at the beginning, we have to go back to the 19080s, when some thrifting member of my family bought this plastic bag. Inside were a number of partially completed hexagonal patchwork pieces.
I wasn't over enthused by the fabrics used, but of course, I kept the bag!
Since rediscovering it last year, I have become quite fond of some of the patterns and fabrics - tastes change, after all.
This one is certainly rather 'me'.Don't know what the original crafter was doing here...Also inside were plenty more pieces of prepared fabric, plus lots of strong waxed paper which I've been using for my own patchwork. I've used the large piece of blue flowered fabric which matches those hexagons on the bottom left, too.A useful little hexagon shape and an ephemeral clue to when the shapes were cut out!And finally, inside a second plastic bag which I'd never opened before, yesterday I found two useful reels of thread and this little animal. She is easy to date - did you see Sarah Jane Down the Lane and her lovely '70s sepia tones yesterday? But what kind of animal is she? She has whiskers and her ears are most unlike those of a mouse... What do you think she is, dear readers?