Tuesday, June 29, 2010

A Happy Stashing & some Fabulous News!

Please say "hello" to some new fabric friends just in from Sew Love Fabrics (who's having a little sidewalk sale - sale items are buy 3 get 1 free)!

Red & Eggplant Tufted Tweets

First, up a range of Tufted Tweets by up-and-coming Laurie Wisbrun.  I favor the purple and red colorways, and bought selectively.  Tiny Chairs is definitely my fav.  LOVE that eggplant purple!   I needed the eggplant for my Christmas stocking color sets.

A new project

Yes, these fabrics are for Christmas stockings.  I know they don't look Christmas-y at all, but traditional red and green just don't work in my home.  I chose orange (Liam), purple (Aria), yellow (myself) and green (hubby), inspired by the fabric boards that serve as a backdrop to some photographs in our living room.  I figured that it'll still be rather obvious that they're Christmas stockings, hanging over the fireplace and all.  Here's a glimpse of those fabric backdrops in this picture from Christmas 2009.

Now, back to the stashing :).

Next I selected a few aqua and reds from Sew Love Fabrics.  They are Full Moon (Amy Butler), Bloom (Woodland Delight), Picnic Rose (Darla) and Clover Dot (Mezzanine).  The two center fabrics aren't quite as aqua and red as I'd like, but I lean towards including them in my project.

Fresh Aqua and Red

And, I couldn't resist these 3 beauties.  No projects, no plans - just pleasure!

There's Wonderland's Snip Snip.  I rationalized that this chocolate brown "chai" is a neutral that will certainly come in handy.  Anna Maria Horner's Fanfare in green is my first ever print from her garden party collection.  Garden Party seems hard to find, though Sew Love Fabrics does have a little collection.  No rationalization needed for Anna, of course.  And, lastly, here's another Tiny Chairs from Tufted Tweets.  I had to have them all!  And, as it turned out, this shade has already been pledged to good use for my husband's flower-free (by request) Christmas stocking.

Little Treats

But, I saved the best news for last.... I'm IN!!!!  Yes, my family and I are destined for Nashville in late August.  Anna Maria Horner graciously asked the Frist Center to enlarge her class size so that desperate wait-listed women like myself could squeeze in for her Skirting Couture workshop.  We are all very excited about the fun to be had in Nashville, but you can imagine that I'm just a leetle bit more excited than everyone else ;).  Thanks for all your well-wishes.  I'll be sure to share all the gooey details of the weekend with you when the time comes!


  1. I'm so happy for you. Enjoy for both of us!

  2. Hooray! Congrats on the great fabric finds and your pending trip!

  3. Oh, I can't wait to see the stockings - I hope you don't wait until the holidays to share them. : ) The tiny chair fabrics are fabulous - I have never seen that print before and will be following the links to check them out further.

    I am SO incredibly jealous that you will be traveling to Tennessee to take part in Anna Maria's workshop!!! Oh, how I wish....I am so looking forward to seeing your time there with her and the other lucky attendants - be sure to document your experience WELL!!! : )

  4. Congratulations on getting in the class! And such pretty fabrics too!


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