First I had a fabric, thread, and stitchery collection. I still have it even though I'm not doing any of that lovely stuff. But someday.....
Then I had a yarn/knitting book collection. Still have it of course, although I'm putting a lot of knitting books in tubs today because I need the shelf room.
Then, my bad sister visited, and got me crocheting, so of course, I have a crochet book collection.
And now? Doom, ladies and gents, Doom! The worst kind of obsessive compulsive disorder there is: fabric collection. Shoot me know. I'm totally addicted. At least once or twice a week, I haul out all my bags and admire my ever-growing collection. This is sex at its rawest! (Uh oh, now I'll get the dreaded not suitable for kids reading injunction.) I have to look at it, fondle it, drool over it, pair it up with matching or mismatching mates. It's a sickness of the worst sort, and it's all Miss P's fault.
Miss P: are you reading this? You had to visit me in April and bring me The Quilt. You must have planned this wicked behavior forever. Says your gram: if an 8 year old can do it, so can a 67 year old. Well, now you're 9, and taking a break from sewing, and your poor, lonely, much-maligned Grammie is totally caught up in fabric and sewing. I'm doomed, I tell you, doomed.
Let's get to the meat, ahem, fabric of the matter. Saturday, Hiz Hubboness and I went into the city (aka New York for those poor unfortunate folks not lucky enough to live near the city) for a trip to The City Quilter. We took the train of course, got out at 32 St, and walked down to 25th to The City Quilter. Oh my gosh. Fabric. lots of fabric. my favorite fabrics of all: batiks. And the best part? Competitive prices. New York prices can be higher than out in the burbs, but not this store. And they will cut a 1/4, 3/8, etc cuts of fabric. So, for the great price of $25 and change, this is what I scored:
7 pieces of fabric, each enough to make doll clothing for less than what an outfit from the AG store would cost. And they are quality fabrics! I may use them for quilts or for doll clothing. Doesn't matter, at that price I can always buy more. And if the fabric is no longer there, there are tons more to choose from.
I'm very lucky in my location. I can drive or take a 2-stop train ride to Aardvark Quilt Shop in Morris Plains, and they have a ginormous selection of fabric. Beyond amazing! Also nicely priced, and they are lovely people, to boot. And I can drive about 45 min to a Joanne's, although I'm so lazy that I don't do that unless I can convince the Hubs that he wants to take me.
And then there is the internet. Online shopping is fabulous. Here's what I scored this week.
All bought from sewfreshfabrics on Etsy., and at incredible prices, even with the shipping! Are they not weird and wonderful. I think they are for quilts just because of the size of the prints, although the last 3 might be OK for dolls.
And then more from Sew Fresh Fabrics:
And finally, these pretties bought from I can't remember where.
Off to tubify more knitting books, and then move the quilting books to the empty shelves.
Scrabblequeen - I swore way back when that I was never going to sew again. Famous last words. The neatest part about this all is that the fabrics are now showing up in my head as yarn colorways. This never ends, does it?