Thursday, April 12, 2012

Fabric from the Suitcase


I am really trying hard not to bring new fabric home, but some did find its way into my suitcase in New York. And Pennsylvania. Apparently my subconscious had issued orders in a brown/gray/orange palette that I had not heard about before, but what can you do?


This beautiful gray print was my one purchase at Purl. I love it, and wonder what it will be. Isn't it a perfect match to my late 1940's cookbook?

14 comments:

Lace Faerie said...

I think fabrics make the best souvenirs! Always usefull, and practical, too!

Kate said...

I look forward to seeing what you will create out of such lovely fabrics! We all know Bella wears orange well.

Laura said...

One of my early projects was a retro half apron out of the same "Purl" fabric with an aqua background. It's still a favorite to wear. It will be lovely to see what these fabrics become!

Sheila said...

Good for you!!! My suitcase came home full of sand this year. ;)

Margo said...

lovely! I sometimes try to figure out why I'm drawn to certain color combinations - can't always figure it out. Right now I'm really into navy, which I have shunned for years as being difficult to match.

I have that same copy of the Meta Given cookbook which my husband found in the TRASH somewhere. I am still in the reading phase - haven't cooked anything from it. Recommend anything?

Sew Blessed Maw said...

What beautiful fabrics.. Nothing like, getting to visit different fabric shops..and of Course...you HAVE to bring some home.lol
Happy sewing.

Mary Ellen Barrett said...

Oh that gray is so yummy.

Kate at Wonderful Life Farm said...

Lovely! A trip + fabric = FUN!

I'm going to Pennsylvania soon. Do you have any fabric store recommendations?

Shelley said...

You've convinced me to change my ways: no more t-shirts, coffee mugs or fridge magnets! Only fabric from now on (and the occasional purse or shoes).

Lucille said...

Very satisfying.

Hana - Marmota said...

It's a lovely colour pallette. And it's my own experience: when you're bitten by the sewing bug, your stash is ever growing. No matter what you tell yourself.

Anna said...

Shelley, I actually love shopping for my home when I'm on a trip. Dish towels, little things for the kitchen--if they're useful and beautiful they make great souvenirs that can actually be used and enjoyed.

fGs said...

What are your plans for the fabric?

Anna said...

Not sure! But probably something crisp for Bella . . .

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