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Fabric Love and Other Things

My New Year’s Resolution:  Don’t buy fabric unless I KNOW what I’m using for and how much I’ll need.  It hasn’t taken long, and I’ve kind of broken that resolution already.

I stole a piece of this floral fabric (Karen Snyder from Timeless Treasures) from my mom last month for a few projects.  I loved it so much that when I spotted it at Material Girls Quilts during a sale, I snapped it up.  I just had to pick up the tiny polka dot (Bonnie and Camille from Moda) and what might be the world’s most perfect red gingham (Lecein- I think) to go with it. (I should really pick up more of the gingham since it could make it’s way into many, many projects.)

I picked up these Civil War Fabrics yesterday at American Quilting and they are for a quilt I’m working on now.   I also can’t get over the idea that I should make a Civil War quilt, this being the 150th Anniversary.  If I settle on something, I’m pretty sure there will be enough for these fabrics to make their way in to that quilt too.

Yes, I did.  I bought wood grain fabric.  It’s for either the world’s worst project idea or something really funny and good.  I’ll be sure to let you know.

I also FINALLY bought an organizer box for my embroidery floss.  It arrived on my doorstep this week and my girls have been wrapping and wrapping.  I realized I really don’t have that much floss.  It just feels like a lot when it’s a mess.

And here’s my potato chip scarf in progress.  I’ve only been able to knit a few rows here and there, so it’s taking longer than it should.  On the bright side, I get to go the DMV this week, so there might even be hope of finishing it this week after all.

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8 Responses to “Fabric Love and Other Things”

  • Michle Machala:

    I need some of the wood grain fabric. What is it called and who is the manufacturer. Thanks!

  • Jen LC:

    SO worth breaking your resolutions…can’t wait to see the resulting projects! Also, I’m trying to keep your one-row-at-a-time message from a few posts back in mind. Maybe one day, I’ll finish A quilt. :)

  • Kim:

    Make an appointment online at the DMV. You won’t have to wait as long. Unless you’re looking forward to the wait!

  • Kristie:

    I was at the driver’s license division, and that took forever, mainly because their computers went down.

  • I’ve taken the same resolution, also with yarn. Then yesterday I went to the LYS to get a new sock pattern and came home with 10 skeins of sock yarn to make matching socks for the whole family. No fabric, yet! You have made some beautiful purchases, though. BTW, your mom’s slipper pattern is AWESOME!! I’m wearing mine right now, and the ones I made as Christmas presents went over well. I felted them most of the way, but left a little room for the final fit. Dad boiled them, and now they’re perfect! Had I been there in person, I would have given them Hagrid-sized, just to see the look on his face.

    I started a bag of the week project to use up some of my fabric stash, much of which was acquired with bag making in mind. Visit my blog, The Daily Planet for updates every weekend.

    As for the DMV, a friend of mine, who worked for the State for a loooong time, figured out that you should show up 15 minutes or so before closing time. Her theory is that they all want to leave exactly at closing time, so they will do everything in their power to get you out quickly. It’s like basketball, all the work gets done in the last 15 minutes.

  • Biz:

    Oooh…you need to do a tutorial on the potato chip scarf!

  • Jan:

    I love my floss organizer….It is so handy when I need just that right color to find it so easily!

  • Hello, Calli~
    This is my first visit here and just had to leave you a comment telling you how much I enjoyed reading through your blog!
    This post made me chuckle because I also suffer from OFD (Obesessive Fabric Disorder…) I promise not to buy any until I actually NEED it but… *sigh*… I am weak.
    Can’t wait to see what you do with the fabric, especially the “wood grain”!
    Have a great day.
    Paula

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