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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Sunday Stash Week 14

Wow, what a week. This week it seems like an eternity since last Sunday. You see, I had a little surgery on Wednesday. Did you miss me? I pre-posted all my blog posts. Then I had a little medical emergency yesterday and spent half the day at the doctor's office. Not to worry, I feel great today!

Before my surgery, my cousin Marie and I were able to do a little shopping in Denver. We went to an awesome fabric shop called Allyn's. Now Allyn's sure isn't a quilt shop. The fabric started at about $100 per yard! I saw some $155 even. Needless to say, we just browsed. They had the laciest, frilliest, beaded and sequined up fabric you've ever seen. Evidently, they've been featured in Vogue. I wish I would have brought my camera. I did buy some velvet ribbon with a picot edge. It was just $5 per yard and I have a specific purpose in mind for it.

Then Marie had found out about a little store called the Fancy Tiger. It was in a kind of neat downtown area of Denver. Oh my word, if you are a lover of modern fabrics, this was the place for you. Again, where was my camera??? The first thing we saw when we came in was Liberty Lawn fabrics! Then Echino to the heart's content. Lots and lots of Amy Butler, Sandi Henderson, Heather Ross (I've been kicking myself for not buying her Rapunzel fabric), Ty Pennington, Alexander Henry (including the whole Tammis Keefe line), and Tula Pink. and lots and lots of other Japanese fabrics. And if you're a knitter or crocheter, all the designer yarns as well. AND so many trims and purse handles and foldover elastics and webbing (see you've got me going again.)

Anyway, here's our loot:

I bought a little bit of Parisville, Echino, and Tammis Keefe kitties. The top fabric with the scalloped edge is for cafe curtains, but I plan to make a cute little pillow. And the turquoise ribbon is the velvet picot from Allyn's. 

Marie bought the Japaneses fabric on the left for her daughter's Easter dress, some japanese robots and farm animals and flowers and a little bit of Echino.
 Used this week: 1 measly yard
Used year to date: 64 5/8 yards
Bought this week: 3 yards
Bought year to date: 51 yards

 My Nathan
 I told him twice
 to wash his face.
"Mom, this is as clean as it gets."

To see how everyone else did, go here.

Stop trusting in mere humans,

who have but a breath in their nostrils.
Why hold them in esteem? Isaiah 2: 22


Wendy said...

Pretty cool you can post in advance like that. Glad things turned out well and you're feeling better. Looks like a fun shopping trip. I wish there were better places around here to shop for nice fabric.

Anyway, cute kid...dirty face and all. lol!

P.S. I'm making progress on my cathedral windows.

Jo said...

I am so bad about forgetting my camera. UGH. I have now figured out that my phone takes pretty good pictures. Now I just need to learn to put them on the computer. You found some fun fabric.

Amy said...

Hopefully your recovery is going much better now. Fun day in Denver shopping. Your little guy is sweet. Kids - who can resist their charm. :)

gill said...

Hi Melissa
Hope you're on the mend now!
Take care!!
Gill xx

Jenny said...

hooray, lets see your pillow from the cafe curtain fabric...i bought some similar fabric and didnt measure so its etirely the wrong size for my windows! but loving your idea!!!!

hope you are well and feeling good!

donna said...

I just found your blog while I was visting notes of sincerity. Hope you are feeling better. Your Nathan is preious.

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