However, this morning there was a sale not too far from the landfill, so off I went with him, bags of refuse in tow.
Sometimes, life just throws you a surprise when you're not expecting it...
|Look what I found!!!|
|Big Ben? Is this possibly an Olympic themed fabric?|
|Dog fabrics are always winners!|
|Who doesn't love Halloween?|
Okay, wait.... I need to explain. This isn't what I purchased at the sale, this is what I found at home because I had to clean out my containers in order to store my new purchases.
I had this tucked in the bottom of a bin and had forgotten I had it because it was concealed by a baby quilt!!! I was as excited as the day I put in the last stitch.
The pattern is from a Fons and Porter magazine. Mary Koval reproduced the pattern from an antique fan quilt from her own quilt collection. Her vintage quilt dated from the 1950's .
I loved the fabrics I had selected for the fans and I had more fun using the embroidery stitch pattern from my sewing machine rather than hand embroidering with black floss - this was one of the few times my machine had done anything other than a straight stitch.
Maybe the reminder of having this assembled quilt top is what I needed in order to finish it off?
And my sale purchases?? ... some fun percales and a tin filled with belt buckles.
I was able to replenish my bin of wooden spools which was EMPTY. But darn it all....sometimes the grass is actually greener in your own storage space. :) As Dorothy said, "there's no place like home".