Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Stash Enhancement

It was time to bring my sewing machine in for annual maintenance, and fortunately, my girlfriend Lisa's was due, too. We made a date to drive to the Pfaff dealer in Arnprior on Saturday to drop them off. Sure, there's a Pfaff dealer in Ottawa, but I wasn't impressed last time I took my machine there for maintenance and now prefer to go elsewhere. Besides, my sister-in-law's mother works at the quilt shop in Arnprior... that doesn't entitle me to discounts, sadly, but the company is good.

I have a load of fat quarters in stash and was determined to walk out empty-handed, and it almost worked. Then, I saw the bolt of fabric that was made with me in mind, and the next thing you know I was juggling co-ordinates and trying to figure out exactly what to do with the beautiful stuff. Here's what I added to stash that day, despite my best intentions:

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That center green one is the one that I lost my composure over. It's orange and green and leafy and so very me.

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See? I was doomed. Now to find a project to showcase it in.

11 comments:

Wanderingcatstudio said...

That is an absolutely STUNNING group of fabrics. I wouldn't be able to walk by them either

Susan said...

Thank you! That makes me feel a little better... I was SO guilt-stricken but there was no way I could leave without them! :)

Lorraine said...

Amazing fabric- I would have been doomed as well.

Laine de Bergère said...

you make my orange heart skippy! A. xx

lookinout said...

totally not me, but absolutely gorgeous.
Gillian

Velda said...

Oh susan! As I read your blog in my reader and scrolled to see photos, my eye caught the leaves and vines! My fave..then I kept reading *grin*....then my 2nd favourite the burnt orange print....yum! Hurry up and sew!!!

kate said...

Gorgeous! If you are doomed then you are in very good company! I'm smitten, just smitten too!

Susan said...

Thank you all! And here I thought that the orange-ness of this collection might only appeal to me, guess I was wrong. I am beginning to formulate a plan for these fabrics; I'm thinking table-runner...

Linda said...

beeeeeoooooooooootiful! How could you leave the little darlings at the shop??

zoom said...

Those are the most gorgeous fabrics ever. It would have been criminal to walk away from them! (So...what did you make with them?)

Susan said...

Would you believe, Zoom, that they are still marinating in stash? School ensured that I have had no quilting time, but I hear my sewing machine call my name now that I've graduated. :)