I don’t usually post for Sunday Stash but I thought with a new year I’d try a new approach. I love the idea that’s going around the blogosphere about a Fabric Fast because, Lord (and everyone else who knows me) knows I have WAY too much fabric! [Wait! Did I just write that? Who could ever have too much fabric?! I mean, I will use it up… someday…]
My problem is, I can’t sew as fast as I can swipe my plastic. I have a huge purchasing problem. There. I said it! The first step is admitting it, right? So, consider this my [attempted] last purchase for 2014 [a few months]. Any other posts for Sunday Stash will be previous purchases that I have not blogged about [unless, of course I end up falling off the wagon].
I went with my dear friend on a shopping expedition to a fabulous fabric store, Greenwood Quiltery in Guelph, Ontario. The store was having their semi-annual sale and WOW was it a zoo! I can’t believe how sweet, lovely ladies turn into vultures when the fabrics are only $5 a metre! My dear friend found the perfect backing for a baby quilt she is making and I found these………..
Low volume beauties. I don’t have much in the way of low volume so I thought I should ’round out’ my stash a bit. [I needed it! Isn’t that what all the addicts are saying?]
I found the perfect backing for (one of) my son’s quilts. I’m not sure if this is going on his pinwheel quilt or maybe on a denim quilt that has been in the works for some time. This is a (soooo soft) cotton knit. It feels like butter and I can only imagine what it will feel like after it’s washed and loved for a few years. [It’s ok to indulge when it’s for someone else, right?]
I can never have too many books or patterns. [I have to use up all that fabric some how, right?] My dear friend says I already own a copy of Tiny Dancer by Jaybird Quilts but I don’t remember. If I have a duplicate, my dear friend will end up with a great pattern of her own. [See, I can spread the
addiction wealth a bit.]
I found a few notions that were on my ‘want’ list. Actually, that ruler has been on the ‘need’ list for quite some time. Now I can finish my son’s quilt.
And then there was this! I found the perfect jacquard for my living room window. In the 16 years we have lived in this house, I have held off buying fabric for the window because I just couldn’t find anything I liked at a reasonable price. But, lo and behold! I found this at Fabricland and wouldn’t my luck just hold out, they were having a sale too! I bought this at only $6 a metre! I got enough fabric to do my large picture window for only $50! What a steal! I haven’t yet decided which side I will use. The back looks just as lovely as the front. It’s a bit hard to see in the picture, it is a beautiful shade of taupe with black leaves. The fabric has a shimmer to it and the drape is perfect. Now I just need to paint my walls and trim, sew and hang the curtains and I’ll have a room redo for very little money! [No one can fault this purchase! I mean really, $50 for an entire window treatment! That’s not being addicted, that’s being thrifty!]
Till next time,