I went to Spotlight this morning to buy this...
Yep - just that. I needed it to finish this...
A quick trip in and out I told Mr E. Won't be gone long I said. And that was my plan!
So in I went, found my thread (DMC 892) and started walking to the cashier.
Suddenly, out of the corner of my eye I saw gumboots.
Not just any gumboots.
GORGEOUSLY cute gumboots....on fabrics!
So what would you have done??
Grab a few metres like I did, I reckon!!
But wait - what's that one next to them...??
Try to stack fabric bolts on your shoulders whilst holding that DMC thread and your handbag, and balancing slippery sunglasses on your newly washed and silky hair. People tend to stare.
I did not care. I carried my loot over to the button and lace aisle and added more bits and pieces to my balancing act. The constant slipping of my British framed prescription sunglasses onto the floor caused a few anxious moments, but eventually I handed my haul over to the lovely counter assistant I found nearby wielding a large pair of fabric shears and a beautiful smile.
She grinned as I gently stroked the fabric and told her how much of each bolt I wanted cut. Inwardly I groaned that once my lengths were removed from the bolt, these fabrics would find their way back to the shelf and be open game for the next woman 'just dropping by to purchase a skein of thread'.
Do you like the vintage style buttons and cotton-lace-that-looked-like-bunting I bought to meet with my new fabrics?
I envision a quilt to be made from my lovelies. ;-)
(The fabric line is Gumboot Garden - no idea of the designer)
In the house we lived in last year we had a wonderfully lush garden with so many fruiting plants and flowers, but this current house is in a new development - I call it a concrete jungle and do not care for it at all - has no garden.
So I bought some seedlings and a tomato plant today, and I have planted them in pots in the middle of the back yard. Is this sad or what?
Hopefully some colour will make the yard a bit nicer.
It is a brand new rental house so we're not allowed to do anything to it - not even hang my designs or photos on the walls. Makes life colourless and drab, but it's not forever as we will move away to a towne more 'country' and inviting later next year. For the time being these few pots will bring a smile once they bloom. :-)
I even have a little one on the back table...
On another 'green garden' topic, Mr E bought me a new vegetable juicer recently, and we're enjoying large fresh glasses of pure vitamin bliss each day!
Every part of the juicer is round so it's incredibly easy to clean, taking just a few minutes under the tap. Cleaning drove me nuts with the old juicer as it was minefield of square crevices. This one is brilliant and I applaud the person whose idea it was to make rounded sections!
Now to chill out for a while and finish that stitchery.
Afterwards I'll be planning a quilt!
What are you up to this weekend?
Have you seen some fabric lately that you fell in love with?