Sunday, October 3, 2010

Went Fabric shopping - Here's what I bought

I had a lovely day off last Monday. My mom and Nana were in town and took my middle child out for the day. My oldest child was at school. My husband was at the University so it was just me and my baby girl. I really was overwhelmed with the possiblities that lay before me. I seldom get quiet time (not counting my hour before bed). I decided to go shopping. I went back to Sew Sisters. It was so nice to go with time. I'm still new at sewing, but extremely inspired. There were 2 fabrics that caught my eye the last time I was in, but with my boys and their energy abounding I really didn't get to have a good browse. I found the first fabric and ones complimentary to it wrapped up in a fat quarter package. How could I resist?
Okay, well, really only 5 of these fabrics were in the original packet. I found a few more that matched and got them too and then put them altogether once I was at home. But aren't they pretty? I don't know what I'm going to do with them yet.
The real reason I came back was to take another look at this bee fabric. I really, really like it. I like it so much that I found other fabrics that I think go with it. And once I get a better feel for sewing, I have these fabrics planned into my first, me-designed-not-following-a-quilt-kit-quilt. I'm so excited about this. And nervous. But I look forward to it. I like creating and being able to look at something and thinking, "I made that".


  1. Ooh, I have that bee fabric in three colour ways -- the marigold, a brown with purple bees and a red with black bees. LOOOVE that fabric. The top bundle will make a great quilt of some kind or another, I''m sure.

  2. Kristen -- Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment -- I jumped over to this newer blog of yours and love it! What a great background.

    I love the combination of fabrics you picked out to add to the Bee fabric -- can't wait to see the quilt when you attempt it!

    I tend to plan more crafty projects than I am able to actually "do." I'm a fabric junkie though -- I think I will have plenty of projects waiting for me when I retire in 20 or so years!