Friday, July 11, 2014


Whimsical Animal Mailboxes

In the past couple of weeks I’ve gotten some squishy wonderfulness in my mailbox. Heaven!

I do have a goal to not buy anymore fabric…uhmmm…and I excuse myself by saying that I only buy fabric on sale and usually is older fabric. When I buy older fabric I can call it scraps. I’ve been writing my own dictionary and I looked up scraps. It says 1. “Old or extra fabric, whether leftover from a project or bought.  2. Old fabric, that when bought, does not count as buying fabric.”

Since I am a honest person, I must say that this delicious fabric does not count as scrap:

This lovely fabric is called “Wee Wander.” by Sarah Jane. You can see her blog about her fabric here. I rarely go nuts over a fabric line, but in this instance I had to buy both colorways! I bought mine from Hawthorne Threads, which is a lovely online shop. What I really like is that if you like a fabric and they’re out of stock, they will email you when it is back in their store again.

That being said, let me share my windfalls:

My hubby and I were on a rare trip to Napa, which is about an hour away from where we live. As we drove around I saw a Hancocks fabric store. We don’t have any around us, so my sweet hubby pulled in for me to pet fabric. First thing I saw was a big sale! Fabric for sale at 50%-75% off. I started looking and filling my cart with bolts.

Hubby was perusing the store and when he came back to where I was, he looked at my cart in dismay.

“Are you going to buy all that fabric?”

“Yes! It’s on sale!”

“But how much does each one cost? That’s going to be a lot of money!”

I realized where he was coming from, he thought I was buying the entire bolt. Poor guy, he doesn’t venture into quilt stores much. Once I assured him I was only buying a little off each bolt, he was much happier.

I bought fabrics to pump up weak areas in my stash. And plaid! You can never have too much plaid!

Next was a sweet treat from my bloggy friend, T. She writes the blog QuiltNCards. She is a paper-piecing maniac and makes wonderful quilts too. I had mentioned in a previous post that I had very little novelty fabric. A few days later I got this in the mail!

T made a gorgeous, fun quilt with squares of novelty fabric which you can see on her home page using the link above. T had given me a square of fabric left over from that project. What a sweetie! I had the most fun looking through each piece. I won’t have to worry about novelty fabric for a long time.

Here are just a few of my favorites:

There is also a local online quilt store in my area. It is a very sneaky place because I keep going back and buying more. Unfortunately for me, Cottage Quilts is closing in September. Waaahhhh! She has some terrific sales going on now and you should take advantage! She has layer cakes, charm squares, jelly rolls, yardage, kits, and patterns.

One of my favorite items in her shop was her scrap bags. You would choose a color or theme and would get a wonderful selection of scraps! She still has green, red and Christmas scrap bags.

Here’s what I got from Cottage Quilts. The green is from the scrap bag I ordered.

I’m doing the extra happy dance in my piles of fabric and planning what I can do with them. Lucky me!

I’m hooking up at Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Whoop Whoop Friday. Her badge is on the right bar.

Happy weekend!


  1. Is it randomness day today? Love that you start out with mailboxes and end with cats in tighty whiteys. You are amazing! LOL

  2. Only here can you get that kind of artistic integrity!


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