You've probably already heard that right? Well, I'm finally confessing to having a major problem with fabric. Some may think the problem is that I have too much? Others may think I don't have enough? No, no - I'm running out of places to store my fabric! You would think this would curb my fabric purchasing yes? No.
I keep filling shopping carts of the online variety, but then remember that the international shipping rates have jumped considerably from the U.S. and I quickly empty the cart. This makes me sad. You see, fabric makes me happy. There. I said it. Here is a very good example of how fabric fixes everything.....
Friday just gone, I had a funeral to attend. It was for one of the most beautiful people I have ever had the privilege of knowing. I also had the great job of being a carer for her for many years, but her failing health got the better of her, and she passed away quite peacefully around ten days ago. So Friday was a very big celebration of her life. It was one of the most gorgeous funerals I have been to. Her family did a fabulous job of sharing the joy that Tess brought in to the world, for all 49 years she was here. But as you would know, no matter how wonderful a celebration some funerals can be - they are also incredibly hard to get through, and you feel like you've been through a marathon.
Sooooo, on our way to the wake, my passenger spotted a lovely patchwork shop........ I could probably end the story here, because you probably know how it goes? I'll tell you anyway! My passenger just happened to be the same fabric enabler I worked with on Easter weekend, so when she suggested we stop there on the way home, I did not protest.
|Patchwork on Central Park is a gorgeous little shop with an amazing range of fabric. They have an extensive range of Liberty prints (which are always unfortunately out of my budget), lots of organic and Japanese fabric, and two whole walls of big name prints. I nearly hyperventilated when I saw the sign "50% off for 1m+". I tried to rationalise that I really did not need more yardage of fabrics. And started pawing through the fq basket. That was when I found a LouLouThai fq. The end was nigh........|
|I took the kids away for a couple of days last week and returned to find this little parcel of Japanese goodness. I purchased a scrap pack and some fat 8th's from Alyce over at Blossom Heart Quilts!|
|And today? Well, I popped back in to Spotlight. Stupid. I only went to get some off white homespun. You see, I've signed up to take part in my first Quilt Along. It's the Bloom Bloom Pow! quilt along with Freshly Pieced. I have been giving myself plenty of grief trying to decide which fabrics to use for the quilt, as I didn't have the money at the time to purchase the fabric packs Lee is using. I've changed my mind several times, but "think" I'm going to use a couple of fq packs of Art Gallery fabrics. Anyway, their background colour is off white, hence my trip. Whilst standing at the counter (with the off white and four other bolts whoops) I thought I'd check if I needed anything else for the QAL. Turns out Lee suggests using a 60 degree triangle ruler. So I went and found one (25% off yeh!) and grabbed that too. I seriously have no idea what to do with that baby - but am looking forward to learning something new!|
And that is it. Again. The good news about this new problem I have? Well, I think I'm going to destash a whole range of fabrics. Stay tuned!
I'm linking up with Sunday Stash at Finding Fifth!