I tried to get some good pictures of us….when I went to look at these, we all have stripes across us due to the light coming in through the window blinds! How FUNNY!! But we had a wonderful space to sew in, lined with shelves and shelves of gorgeous batik fabrics ---the walls were rainbows of inspiration….just yummy!
The thing that cracked me up the most ---- Everyone brought LOADS of scraps to sew with…but you and I ALL know that it is more fun to sew with someone else’s scraps than your own….and even better than that, it is more fun to sew with scraps you BOUGHT instead of what you BROUGHT!!
I should have gotten pictures of these bins, but imagine if you will, bins as big as foot lockers FULL of batik hunks and chunks and scraps --- and I am using the term SCRAP lightly --- it was told to me that “Anything smaller than a Fat Quarter” is a Scrap at Fabric Fanatics!!
And then the ULTIMATE “Throwing down of the gauntlet” to me ---fill a brown paper lunch sack with as much “scrap fabric” as you can…..for $6.00 a bag.
HOLY. MOLY!! I filled 3 bags…..and when I say filled, I mean FILLED! We have ways to pack it in…..so when I get back home to North Carolina…I’m going to take these scraps out of their bags and show you just what I fit in here.
And yes, I know --- didn’t I just SAY don’t let me bring home more fabric? Well I needed this. Because I’m coming back NEXT New Years! We are doing 3 days of workshops again over New Years and I want to make my sample quilt in batiks…so…..it’s not just stashing, it already has a purpose, and therfore it is legal, right? RIGHT???! I just hope my suitcase doesn’t go beyond the 50lb limit! LOL!
Class was great ---check the photo album below to see how busy we got!
New Years dinner was enjoyed at Babe’s Chicken Dinner House in Garland ----and here I am in front of the “Attack Chicken Assault Vehicle….” Too funny!
9 of us gathered for a family New Years Eve dinner ---and I’m already looking forward to a repeat Next New Years Eve!