Sunday, 5 October 2014

Fun, Fun Sun Day!

I had a lot of fun today. I hand washed 49 fat quarters. Yes I did write 49. No typo! I met with a girlfriend of mine yesterday.  We haven't seen each other in ... oh boy 10 - 12 years? Sounds about right. Anyway, we spend the day together and since we are both fabric addict, she showed me the LQS in her town. I was floored. Amazing!!  Just to give you an idea, here in Ottawa, fat quarters go for $4.50 - $4.99.  Yesterday I paid $1.00 at her LQS! That's it. I almost left with the entire baskets. And such beautiful fabric too. Have a look.








(Sorry I took the pictures before I wash them.  The camera decided not to download the pictures.  After many trials, I took a break from cursing at the darn thing and started to wash the FQs.)

Of course, I bought some fabric by the meter too.












This beautiful pumpkin fabric will be the backing of my fall table runner.  I did have a fabric for it but I much prefer this new one. :D


Then I got some flannel FQs. Oooh only a few of these.  And one panel which I forgot to get a picture.  I also bought a few patterns, buttons and threads. 


It was so nice seeing her again.  We so talked and talked and talked and talked. It was like we had seen each other a month ago. We picked up right where we had left. Amazing friendship. Oh I so cherish her. And her generous heart. She gave me so much from her stash. Oh my! I'm so blessed. My cup is overflowing with gratitude.  She lives a hour and a half from me so I can't go every weekend but I will go back before Christmas hopefully.

Now I am completely pooped out. All the fabric is washed and most of it has been ironed. Regular laundry and house cleaning are done too. Tonight, I feel my age. lol


So I will sit and add a few miles of thread on "Take 21" while thinking about all the things we two girls talked about and what I forgot to tell her.  It will finish my wonderful weekend so beautifully. Oh and why not? Let's add a glass of wine to the picture. :D

I am joining Kathy for a Slow Sunday Stitching.  Hope you too have enjoyed this weekend and found a few minutes to play with some fabric.  ;^)

Enjoy! 


10 comments:

  1. Beautiful fabrics you got.. can't wait to see what you do with them all.. hope you can get a mile or two in as wel! lol Kathi

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  2. Wow, what fine additions to your stash! Friends like that, that you see seldom but still pick up right where you were the last time, are very precious. I have one like that, but she doesn't have a stash. :) (Love her anyway!) I really like the colours in your Take 21. Enjoy the wine and stitching tonight.

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  3. It is so exciting when we can feed our addiction...I mean hobby inexpensively.Great fabrics!

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  4. What gorgeous fabrics....and washing/ironing them is the perfect excuse to fondle them! ;)

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  5. Wow - fantastic stash enhancement! So nice to reconnect with really good friends. If you plan to visit with her on a regular basis and visit her LQS you better save up some cash ahead of time. ;)

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  6. WOW! Now I was trying to pick a favorite..hard to do but I did love the shot with the lavender-purples, yellows and greenish-yellow ones.

    SO much eye candy :)

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  7. How lucky to find such fabrics at such good price!

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  8. I like your new selection of reds! Very pretty, and such a steal! Lovely colors in your "Take 21" as well. A weekend that ends with stitching is the best kind. :)

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  9. What a great deal you got!
    Enjoy your hand stitching while you contemplate the sweet purchases!

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  10. Its so wonderful when you catch up with a friend and yoiu just carry on like time has stood still... wonderful fabrics to play with... will keep you busy for a while...
    Hugz

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