Thursday, May 12, 2016

Shopping spree

Whew!  I am done with exams!  I feel like I've just come up from underground.  Anything interesting happen while I was buried under paper in my office?

Now that I don't have to drive 40 to 45 minutes one way twice a day (to go 11 miles!  Midwesterners, this is why people on the East coast are so cranky), I am so looking forward to getting in some serious sewing time.  I've already decided that there will be no "dining room" table in the condo for a while.  I'm getting fabric out and leaving it out and making a mess. 

Because I was reading approximately 100,000 papers, I did almost no sewing this week!  No wonder I feel antsy!  Well, I did make a small bag, but then I forgot to take a picture of it before I gave it away to a friend.  All I have a picture of is the fabric:

Believe me, it turned out to be a lovely little triangular bag.

So that I could maintain my sanity, I occasionally took a small break and bought some fabric.  Okay, maybe I took a few more breaks than I should have, because I bought a bunch of stuff.  Here are some of the best treasures:

Rainbow fat quarters!  Those are sure to cheer anyone up.

These are some Allison Glass fat quarters that were on sale, along with another set that I thought were pretty.  I have a bunch of the Moda 12-pack patterns and I think it might be fun to make some of those up this summer.  Because, you know, I don't have enough projects that need finishing.

I also bought these random fat quarter stacks:

The two on the left are Angela Walters fabric and the other is just some happy-looking batiks.  No real plans for these, but they were too pretty to resist.

I also got this kit from Craftsy:

It came with a pattern, but I really just got the kit for the fabric.  Look at all those yummy polka dots! It was on clearance, too, so it was a really good value.

I also got some more hand dyed fabric and Lara Bucella's new book, Crafted Applique, but I didn't get a picture of either of those.  Maybe I'll use them together! I've only paged through the book so far, but there are some fun projects in there.

So I've pretty much used up my fabric budget for a while, but I got lots of fun fabric to play with. That's my plan for the weekend, after I take a nap.  I also plan to get some potted plants for this little tiny patio, just to make it a little more cheerful.

Hope you get some stitches in!  Have a nap first--they're fun!

Linking to Confessions of a Fabric Addict.


Quiltdivajulie said...

What beautiful fabrics! You are sure to have a LOT of fun working with those!!!

Sarah@123quilt said...

Great finds! You got a lot of good stuff there. I can't wait to see what you make with it all. :)

Bernie Kringel said...

Wow!!! That is a great stash update! I love all of it. I don't know what these Moda 12 pack projects are?
I hope you have the best time sewing. Well deserved! Make a mess and leave it out. I just had to clean up my mess so Ian could sleep in the sewing room this weekend. I love having him here but each time, I have to unbury the guest bed! Enjoy your sewing fest!

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

I hope you enjoy working with all those beautiful fabrics now that you have time. Wow 45 minutes to go 11 that a lot of curving roads and such?