I am nothing if not predictable, right? Way back in March I posted about a sale at Quilting Arts Online quilt shop. I went a little crazy and ordered 15 yards of stuff, because 50% off is 50% off, right?!? Unfortunately, the shop was going out of business. Probably good for me (and the Visa bill) that the package I got was much slimmer than the one I ordered and only contained what's pictured above.
This is some Alexander Henry Aviary fabric, and it is even more soft and gorgeous in person than it looks in the photos. I'm thinking it would be great as a skirt, but I am so in love with it that so far I've just been looking at it and caressing it occasionally. Oh come on, like I'm the only one who does that?!? (Please, tell me I'm not....)
Here are the fat quarters from Denyse Schmidt's Katie Jump Rope line. Do you notice something missing? I had ordered six (and let me tell you, it's very important that I have six for the plans I have for these fabrics) but only five arrived! What's a girl to do?
Order more fabric, of course! These two bits above came from down shadow lane's Etsy shop, which I highly recommend! I got 1.5 yards each of Anna Maria Horner's Small Gathering in sea and the blue/brown plaid to complete my Katie Jump Rope set.
Ah yes, here they are, all together. Much better, I think. As I mentioned, I have big plans for these fabrics, but they are top secret for the time being.
Lest you think I've only been amassing fabric and not actually crafting, I hope to have some crafty updates to share next week. It's been rough, losing our kitty and trying to adjust to the smaller size of our family. The grief sneaks up on me at unexpected moments. I've been doing okay for the most part, but I cannot think about those dear little paws or I lose it. Being at home is easier some days than other, especially on the weekends, but I've been doing what I can to keep busy. Unfortunately, everything I've finished lately is a gift and cannot be fully revealed until it's been received. I have a trip home to visit with parents and grandparents (and attend my high school reunion, which was an unfortunate afterthought) and I *need* lots of new dresses to wear. I plan to finish my swap quilt this weekend, then get going on stuff for me. I am so ready for that.