Spring Fever Hits

March 23, 2009 at 9:59 pm 5 comments

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We had a few days last week where nothing much was done except a lot of soup-eating, sniffing, and movie-watching.   I had some pretty bored kids after awhile and so when the little one was in bed, Suzannah and took up with the needle and thread and started in on some embroidery.  I had some flour-sack towels ready for embellishing and lots of floss on hand and Suzannah picked out something that could be transfered onto the towel, and I picked a design from this book, which I lurve.  Suzannah decided not to show her towel until hers is done. 

Then, as quickly as we had been hit with all our bugs, they went away.  Happy girls meant I could spend a little time finishing up some projects and thinking about more fabric.  It seems that all kinds of fabulous fabrics have come out while we were holed up at home and so without further yakkity yakking…here’s the recent haul:

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This will be for Isabel – a simple a-line dress or blouse. 

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Have you seen the new Moda line?  ‘Wonderland’ from momo.  I’m seriously in love with the whole line.  All of it makes me want to sew for my girls.  I love those flowers and the colors. 

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These are some fat quarters from Urban Chiks new line.  I think these would make a nice baby blanket.  All of these fabrics are very much out of my usual fare, but I seriously needed some jelly bean colors around here.  All of this really lifted my spirits. 

What lifts you out of your doldrums?  I’d love to hear.

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. imagingermonkey  |  March 24, 2009 at 12:15 am

    I’m glad to hear you’re feeling better!

    I love wonderland too, I got a charm pack but I think I need to buy up a whole load of it!

    The sunshine and some new fabric in the mail lifts me out of the doldrums, every time!

  • 2. Tacha  |  March 24, 2009 at 1:15 am

    Oooh love that pear! It is gorgeous. And the wonderland line. At first I was not into it. But the more I see, the more I like!

  • 3. Jackie  |  March 24, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    Glad to hear everyone is well!

    Where do you get your flour sack towels from? I’ve been looking around but have been concerned about quality. Do you prewash them? The fabric? Yours are really cute!

  • 4. littlebluecottage  |  March 24, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    These towels are from the Martha Stewart line at Kmart. I’m sure they’re made in China, but they’ve been really nice for embroidery so far.

    Sur La Table carries a very nice quality flour sack towel. You could check out their website, or go to a store if you have one locally.

    Tina

  • 5. diane  |  March 24, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    your fabrics and dishtowel have lifted me, now I’d better get up to the sewing room and quit reading blogs!!!

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