Friday, December 27, 2013

Winter Fabric Collecting

Those wise women and men at Fabric Mart had loaded the store tables with some wonderful finds before Christmas.  I stopped by before meeting my girlfriend for our wonderful Longwood visit and loaded up my virtual sleigh for the trip back to Baltimore the following morning.  Here are my selfie gifts:
Two lightweight wovens, one for a holiday top and the other perhaps a stretch pencil skirt
Three lightweight merino knits

Three Supplex nylon lycra knits
Six varied knits, slinky, nylon lycra blends and tissue knits
 Red ponte knit, purple eyelash sweater knit, my two online splurges....wool blend sweater knit with swirls and the green" merino wool fleeced jersey"

Last one is a wool and cashmere deep purple coat fabric.  Yes, those awesome tailoring projects have me thinking that perhaps I too could tailor a winter coat.
Yes, it is dangerous living within driving distance of such a treasure trove of high quality inexpensive fabrics.  All of these (except for the brown wool knit and the green merino) were $2 a yard.  Hmmmm, no wonder a sewing friend sent me this clever poem she received from another sewing fanatic pal.

T'was the night before Christmas, I'm decorating the tree.
I'm wondering what Santa will bring just for me.
Could it be fat quarters or a pattern or lace?
Or a quilt kit, I said, with a smile on my face.
And that's when I heard him, "Hi Santa" I said.
"You know, good old broads should be in their beds"
"I know I should Santa, and now I've been caught"
But I was just so excited to see what you brought."
Well, let's take a look in this room where you work.
He shook his head quickly, and left with a jerk.
I heard him exclaim as he put it in gear.
"You've got enough crap, I'll see you next year!

Mr. Lucky, Lucky and I are away to the mountains this weekend....he for some fun in the snow, me for some cozy time reading and perhaps a little hiking.  Lucky the rescue dog was a foundling in Florida so this year is his first experience with snow.  It took him a day or two to figure out the routine (my sympathies to those of you who were parents and the potty training routine) but now he loves, loves, loves the cool weather.  
Hope you have something in your sewing room that is keeping you interested this weekend.
Gratuitous dog picture for your enjoyment.


  1. green with envy ! I found some lovely merino knit this year at a fabric store but it was over $30 a metre up to $50 !

  2. My son lives in Columbia and I visit a couple of times a year. We must hook up and go to FM sometime....although I do enough damage through their website...

  3. Love the gratuitous dog pic! What a great selection of fabrics -- I can't believe the prices. Merino knits I've seen are so expensive. You are definitely ready for the new year! Enjoy your time in the mountains.

  4. Pea green...I'm pea green with envy that you can just drive over to Fabric Mart! Love what you brought home with you and I know they will make wonderful garments!


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