Saturday, February 16, 2008

Fondling Fabric :c)

I'm feeling kind of punky today! Woke up with an elephant on my chest, a stuffy head and a bit achy all over. I think I'm coming down with something :c( So...today is a take it easy day. I went back to bed around 10am and slept until 1:30pm! I guess I needed it.

I am puttering down in the studio today! The whole basement is mine, and it is divided into two halves...one half has my sewing/quilting space...but it is kind of long and narrow, so the other half has my fabric cupboards against one wall. There is good light there, so I am also planning on putting a cutting table out there. Right now I have one of those folding tables with adjustable legs set at the highest height, just right for measuring and refolding fabric to put in the cabinets!

Just like everything else being unpacked here, I am being ruthless with my fabrics in some ways. If it is less than 1/2 yard, it either goes into the FQ's....or is going into the "use it up" pile for cutting into strips/squares/bricks, to be used as scrappy backings, or in charity quilts. It isn't that I don't like these fabrics, it's just that they need to be pieced up so I can move on to newer fabrics!

There is nothing else to tell you just how much you have like MOVING HOUSE! Is it possible to feel so blessed and a bit embarrassed at the same time with all this over abundance?

I also feel extremely blessed by the Carolina Crossroads mystery group! They have been spoiling me with welcome-home squishies!~I am awe4d and flabbergasted. Each envelope has a siggie block, and/or a corner 9 patch block from the quilt. I'll have to put them in a project in commemoration! My mind is working on it already. Thank you ladies so much for your kindness! It has made relocating just a bit more fun having squishies show up daily in my snail mail box!

Tonya over at Lazy Gal Quilting also informed me that she is hosting a "house warming" party for my new house! I am so tickled! Thank you Ton!! What fun!

I will use these blocks in charity quilts, but would love your permission to keep a few of them for class samples in my teaching! Of course this is all optional. I don't want to feel like I'm tooting my own horn here, it was Tonya's idea and she asked me if I would like to invite you all to the house warming party too, just in case you don't make it to her blog to find the invitation :c)

So back to the fabrics! I have unpacked one box of shirtings so far....I've petted and refolded each one! This is where I was feeling that sense of overwhelming over abundance! And dreaming of the quilts these fabrics will go in to.

I've moved on to the blues...this is going to be a long process! But feeling punky, it's the perfect job for today.

Go pet your fabric! Appreciate all you have and all it will become!



  1. Oh Ohhh All those shirtings They look like candy to me :-)

  2. And since you just so happen to be in blue-land, would you mind jumping over to my blog and making a suggestion or 2? Meanwhile, I'll send Vicks and Dee on over to your house.

  3. I've sent my Happy Scrappy House block, a siggie block and some "uglies" for you to use any way you'd like. The Happy Scrappy House was fun to make, but I don't like the way the red background turned out. If you don't like it, feel free to change it! Happy Moving!

  4. HI Bonnie,
    There is nothing like fondling fabric when you are needing a boost-
    You really have done alot in a week- the ladder chairs are beautiful and look very inviting- As you are unpacking you are making it more and more your own. I am sure it will be a wonderful place to live.
    Regards from a Western Canadian Quilter,

  5. you weren't tooting your own horn or begging for blocks - that was definitely me! I'm glad to hear the CC mystery quilters are sending you blocks too - that way you have all sorts of surprises coming in the mail to help with all the dreariness of unpacking. ooh, great to see the fabric though. and how neatly you have all those folded. hope you are feeling much much much better.

  6. Heaven.
    I know it takes ages to re site your stash, but isn't it lovely getting reaquainted?

  7. Anonymous6:38 AM EST

    Since you wrote that you were moving I kept wondering how many boxes of fabric you'd have:)
    Have fun folding and fondling those fabrics!

  8. You're amazing! I can't believe how much you've accomplished already, take care of YOU. OK?

  9. My DH is still in shock about the time you stayed at our house and refolded my repro fabrics...they have never looked so good! Hope you are feeling better soon!

  10. I had to click and enlarge to get a closer look at some of your stash.......too bad I couldn't just "pop" over and help you!!(nudge ,wink) although you know you would PROBABLY need to check my pockets and or frisk me before I left!!!HAR! have fun and take some Airborne!!feel better!

  11. My happy house block and 4 strips of "ugly" fabric are on their way to you today (or as soon as USPS gets back to work after their day off). Of course, you are welcome to use them however you choose!!

    Congrats on the progress you're making!!


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