Sunday, November 22, 2015

Loss of Willpower--My Fabric Stash Grows

One of my goals this year was to resist the urge to grow my fabric stash by leaps and bounds.  Our home is on the small side and I use our dinning room for my sewing space, so there isn't a lot of room for me to hoard collect fabric.  I've been in the process of trying to better organize my space, so that things look neater, are easier to find and, heck, maybe my family can have meals at the table again.  Okay, that last one is a big maybe.



I purchased some selves last month that have been a life saver.  It gave me a place so store my books, quilting supplies so they are within reach, and two of the red totes house pre-cut fabrics.

So since I have been a very good girl, I rewarded myself with some fabric from some of my favorite quilt shops a few weeks ago.  The first is located in Morgantown, WV, which is about an hour and a half away from where I live.  It's called Country Roads Quilt Shop.  One of my favorite things is chatting with the ladies that work there.  The store has a great selection of civil war reproductions, batiks, and Moda lines.  While I was there I picked up two charm packs (Moda Gooseberry and Moda Paradiso)  and some coordinating yardage.  I think I will be able to join the colors of the two fabric lines into something cute.  Just not sure what yet.


My second stop was at a store called Sew Chic, in Fairmont, WV.  I always find the neatest yardages of fabrics at this store and it has a very large section of flannels.  But that day my focus was on finding white on whites.


I can never own too many.  I want them all.

I was feeling a bit sad because I left behind charm packs of Bonnie and Camille Hello Darling at the other store.  Since I had 20 minuets to dwell on that on the drive between stores, I had to pick up some at this store.


For now, they will join my other charm packs and wait for me to have some inspiration.  The nice thing is, I know they are there for me when I need them.  Just like good friends.

With Christmas around the corner and a week off from work, I have decided to try to do some Christmas present sewing.  I think I have cooked up a quick and easy project to sew some love into.  So of course I picked up a few extra yards of fabric for the occasion.  Any guesses as to what I am up to?  Who knows, maybe I'll squeak out a tutorial too.


And last but not least, another Christmas project I hope to complete this week...mini barn quilts!


If you haven't heard about these awesome little kits you should hop over to Mini Barn Quilts and check them out now.  They were created by Terri Ann over at Childlike Fascination and I have to say, she had a great idea when she decided to bring these to life.  Plus the customer service I received from her was great.  I ordered two of each of the kits.  The Flock of Swallows kits were on back order and she was very quick to give me the option to wait, get a different kit or refund.  I was perfectly happy to wait and in no time at all they showed up.  I promise to post more about these later as they come to life.  

Do you have any special projects to complete before the holiday seasons?  Do you ever plan too many and not get them done?  I know I'm hoping I have not bit off more than I can chew.  :)

Today, I am linking up with Sunday Stash at Molli Sparkles.


12 comments:

Sandra Walker said...

I planned to link up a post for today with Molli but instead I have spent the last hour reading my Besties' posts....wow, your purchases would fit RIGHT into this girl's sewing shelves! Nope, have no clue what you are creating with the patriotic Christmas stack...

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Eating at the table is overrated! LOL Great purchases. Since I didn't plan ahead, no Christmas projects this year.

Lori Ulderich Harvey said...

I think I know what you are making!

Jackie Stocker said...

Consummation Quilt!! Lol!!

Stephanie said...

I love the purchases you made! I too have been "stocking up" on fabric. I figure it's going to be a long winter!

Brianna said...

Nice choices. I'm got a few commissioned Christmas projects that are waiting till after the craft sale I'm doing. I have had to cut myself off for that, though, so I don't run myself into the ground. Other projects keep popping up, though :)

Stitchin At Home said...

Temptation in a fabric store of all places is very bad...for the wallet. Great purchases, love the white on white.

Cheryl said...

What fun purchases! I had such a great time "sewing" up my mini barn quilt.

Lisa J. said...

Hi Tish: These are great fabric purchases....regarding eating at the dining room table even though I have a sewing room I still manage to take over the dining room table often as well.

thebiasedge said...

Quilters can never have enough fabric stash. Don't feel bad. I enjoy shopping for fabric. It is so therapeutic to do online shopping or any form of shopping. That is why it is called retail therapy. LOL.
Sandra

Irene Thayer said...

Amazing post dear! You have a wonderful blog:)
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Lorna McMahon said...

Thanks for giving us a little peek into your sewing space, Tish. Your new shelving looks great tucked off to the side. And your new fabrics are lovely! Can't wait to see what you will be sewing during your week off!

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