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Friday, June 7, 2013

~New Fabric...Faerie Quilt Update and a Maker's Market in Braidwood~



On a trip up to the big smoke in Canberra a couple of weeks ago JoJo and I paid a visit to Hobbysew to get some thread........well of course we came home with more than just thread!!!
'Had to have' the above fabric in the most gorgeous shade of a smokey mauve
Fabric is Simply Imagine by Terri Degenkolb of Whimsicals for Red Rooster Fabrics



and also another one I had to have, co-incidentally by Terri also, in a smokey grey colour


I also came home with this little fat 1/8 by Lynette Anderson


I said to JoJo go and pick yourself some fabric and of course she chose Christmas...
this one is 'Nancy's Holiday Favorites by Nancy Halvorsen


She also chose a little Santa button 


I saw this little The Christmas Goose pattern so we bought that and I'll make it up for JoJo perhaps without the stitchery and with just the little button.......she will love that!!!
Then I'll make one or 2 up as well with the little stitchery and then think I'm getting organized for Christmas LOL....


It doesn't look like I've done a lot of stitching but I have been working on the 2 side borders of my Faerie Quilt.......there is a LOT of stitchery on these but I am nearly there......


This is part of it all......



And if anybody's around the Braidwood area Little Finch is holding a Maker's Market next weekend......

Long weekend here this weekend so wishing everybody a good one!!!

Dzintra xo

14 comments:

Susan said...

I love those smokey/grey/purples too.....maybe we should think of a shorter description! Your stitchery is looking great. Enjoy your long weekend too.

Tatkis said...

I've visited Hobbysew once and couldn't force myself to go away :))
Lovely fabrics and quilt (Whimsicals fabrics are the best!)

Hugs,
Tatyana

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

YOU AND PEARL MADE IT OVER SAFELY! So good to see you Dzintra dear!

And now for the goodies...ahhhhhhh!

Again, you and JoJo going together to get sewing notions and fabrics reminds me of those sunny days walking all the way to the shopping centers in town with my mum. Thread, buttons, and an ice cream cone for me was always a sure purchase.

LOVE THE COLORS in these fabrics you chose and I am very anxious to see how your fairy quilt comes out; I can already tell by the stitching that the fairies themselves are helping out with all the fine details! Which reminds me of a gorgeous quilt I saw years ago that I TRIED to imitate. It was all white, with different textures and shades of white fabrics, lovingly sewing together with GOLD THREAD. YES, GOLD THREAD.

I may try a small pincushion in that style...

Have a cozy winter day sweet friend. Anita

Bev C said...

Hello Dzintra,

Only thread, impossible. Love the new fabrics patterns. Jojo will enjoy the project you plan to make for her. Have fun at the markets.

Happy days.
Bev.

Lynn said...

All great fabrics. Jojo has good taste, love what she picked out.

Anne @ Domesblissity said...

I love a good fabric store Dzintra.

Anne xx

Astrid said...

Those fabrics are gorgeous! I'm sure JoJo will love the basket. Can't wait to see your Faerie quilt finished! Have a wonderful weekend!

Terry said...

Ah! cupboard love your fabric choices are always so delightful.
Jojo's too one can never have enough Christmas. You have been busy with OPM and your stitching. Happy weekend

Anita said...

lol I can see why you had to come home with more than just thread. Love the fabrics.
Cheers, Anita.

Nat Palaskas said...

Your Fairy quilt is gorgeous Dzintra. Those smoky brown fabric are stunning. I stop going t0 quilt shops these days because I would come home with heaps and don't get around to make anything with them, but one day, yes one day!!! Hugs Nat

Sue-Anne said...

Hi Dzintra, I love your fabric purchases, Whimsicals designs are always gorgeous. Your faerie quilt looks fantastic and I bet you will be pleased when you have finished all that stitchery!

Palomasea said...

Everything is so lovely, dear friend!! l adore the smoky colors too, and JoJo will love that sweet Christmas project...Christmas spirit year round...the best...your sweet girl knows what's right! :)

Dzintra...your quilt...such a tremendous amount of work...so gorgeous. I'm sure it's meditative as well...
Enjoy, enjoy...
And have fun at the event, I hope you'll share photos with us! :)
How is your sweet pup doing?
Much love to you...have a wonderful weekend...
Hugs,
- Irina

Jan Gartlan said...

Lovely new stash. Great to see you Faerie Quilt coming along. I am doing the same quilt and need to finish hand quilting it. Thanks for the reminder

Rachaeldaisy said...

It's fun seeing all those gorgeous fabrics. Love Jojos choice! Your stitchery quilt is so beautiful Dzintra, really precious!

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