Monday, January 9, 2012

First Things First

Happy New Year!  I've missed you!  It feels like it has been eons since I've had the chance to write, let alone read and visit all the blogs I normally do.  We have been running around like crazy - all for good things - but I am ready for our schedule to fall back into it's normal pace and rhythm. Read:  I'm ready to get back to my sewing machine!  How I've missed the sweet hum of seams being formed to join fabric to fabric, and that moment when you unfold it for the first time with sweet anticipation to see what it will look like joined.  You who sew, I'm guessing you know exactly what I'm talking about...
Anyway.  First things first.  Even though it seems like ages ago, I have to take a minute here and thank Tammy of Karamat.  During the Sew Mama Sew giveaway, I won 2 yards of fabric of my choice from Tammy's shop!  It arrived before Christmas - super fast service! - and was such a sweet package in the mail during a very busy time.  You can see below what I picked...which pretty much sums my fabric tastes up pretty well.  They may not look like they go together...but I am drawn to both fun/bright playful fabrics, and the more serious, understated variety as well.  Thanks again, Tammy - I've enjoyed stopping by your blog and seeing what you are up to - so fun to find a new source of inspiration!

And now for an embarrassing but fun photo...look at the fabric I amassed over the holidays!  It's a ridiculously indulgent pile of yummy goodness that I feel so fortunate has found a new home with me.  I gently hinted steadily begged for a set of fat quarters of Lotta Jansdotter's Echo line - complete with links to purchase in emails - my poor hubby!  Y'all, this fabric is delicious, even better in person, and I was sooooo happy it was under the tree!  And speaking of sweet hubby, he not only indulged but encouraged the rest of the fabric purchased below from 3 different stores while we were traveling.  He kept saying we are about to go on a spending freeze, so I better get it now.  Who can fight with that logic?!

I have big plans for some of this fabric...but have some projects I have to finish up before I let myself start something new.  That's always the part I like best, so I have to earn it first by finishing up some WIP's.  More on those later!


  1. Oh look at that big stack of fabulous fabrics! Can't wait to see what you make Val!

  2. Mmm, yes. I do love Echo. It's such beautiful fabric, and the feel of it is nice, too. I know Tammy in the HMQG; she's wonderful! I'm glad you won her prize.

    Happy new year, Valerie!

  3. They're both very pretty, and I don't know much about fabric or sewing, but I could see them going together quite nicely on just the right project . . . whatever that may be. I can't wait to see what you do with them. :)