I’ve been working with fabric all week. Something I find very satisfying and enjoyable. I do have a rather large selection of fabric since we had a fabric store years ago and I have added to it since we closed our little shop. Sometimes I miss the store and being able to order fabric. It was like getting to pick out my Christmas present just about every month and when the fabric would be delivered it would be like Christmas morning.
I ordered some fabric this past week. It’s dangerous for me to go on fabric store sites because I love just about all that I see. No color is off limits to me. I even like orange if used carefully in quilts.
These look like they could have been material used in my mother’s aprons years ago. So bright and cheery.
These made me think of vintage French material. So gorgeous. I wish I could have bought the whole line, but I will find a place for these in a quilt.
I bought six yards of this. It’s prettier in person. A dusty pink. It’s going to be hard to cut because it’s so pretty.
This is Lori Holt’s fabric from her line of fabrics for Riley Blake. Lori likes bright, cheerful colors and she has designed some of the cutest quilts. Anyway, I got enough of this to back a quilt. Don’t know which one yet, but who cares.
I’ve been making blocks for my Grandmother’s Fancy quilts. I need 115 of them for five quilts. It’s going to take me a while. But it’s so much fun going through all my fabric to pick out what I need for each block because each block is a different color. I’ve even come across fabric I forgot I had and it’s like, well, Christmas, once again! I have found fabric I have never cut and didn’t remember buying. But that’s okay. It makes it interesting. I don’t know if you remember when I was cleaning out my fabric and I gave a lot to a local charity shop and several bags full to a friend who was making lap quilts for nursing home patients. That still left me with boxes and boxes of fabric. I will never use it all in my lifetime so my kids will have to haul it all to a charity shop because none of them sew or quilt. I’m sure they will thank me. Ahem.
I told you we went to an antique show Saturday. Sometimes you kiss a frog before you find a prince and this time I was disappointed. I have more nice antiques than this sale had. It was more of a flea market. But David and walked through the two buildings it was held in and saw some interesting things. One lady was selling bunches of flowers and she had planted a lot of little succulents in tea cups and other small dishes. Her booth was cute. Another booth had all old laundry items such as a wringer washer, old wash tubs, old clothes pins three for a dollar! I had to laugh at that as I have so many of those in an old clothespin bag in my shop.
When we were just about to leave, I saw a box of books. I always look at old books when I see them, especially when they are in a box all jumbled up because you never know what you will find. I love old children’s books and in one box this man had was the book, “Bambi.” Three dollars, the man told me and I snapped it up. It was copyright 1929. It was first published in 1923 just about the time Walt Disney was young enough to read it and start dreaming of making a movie.
Felix Salten was an Austria writer and critic. He is best known for his book, Bambi. I’m so glad he wrote it.
Deer even run across the inside cover.
I love what John Galsworthy wrote about the book. Notice he recommends the book to “sportsman.” Not Bambi!
Bambi’s mother. When I saw the movie for the first time and Bambi’s mother became a victim of the hunter, I was too little to realize what happened and my mother would not tell me.
Could this be the model for Thumper who Walt Disney created?
Anyway, I’m looking forward to reading this. Glad I found it.
Coming home we stopped at another antique store we like called Vic’s. Outside it is parked all manner of old army vehicles, an airplane, old cars and this…….
Wouldn’t it be crazy to drive this down the road? It would certainly make other drivers take a second look….or wreck!
And this caught my eye because it made me think of my sister-in-law.
About the only thing that looks like her is she’s blonde, but her name is Terry.
We had a fun day and ended it by eating out at IHOP. And something happened there that was so cute. We were done eating and walking out and a little boy with Down’s Syndrome waved at us and said, “Hi,” and I smiled and said “Hi,” and as I passed him he grabbed my hand and would not let go so I went back to him and patted his hand and said “aren’t you going to let me go?” He had a big smile on his face. He was so darling. His mother told him to let go and he said, “Bye,” and I said, “Bye,” and we left. I told David I wish I could adopt him he was so cute.
Here’s to beautiful fabric, wonderful books and darling little boys. Bye.