OK, so a couple things happened that resulted in fabric showing up at my house and I had to create one more “exception” to my self-imposed rules, but TECHNICALLY I am still successfully fasting. So first there was a swap that I had to buy 1/2 yard of fabric for. My partner had made a specific request so I count this purchase as necessary. I can’t really say too much more about that because I haven’t sent this item off yet and I don’t want to give too much away.
Then this happened……
I had nothing to do with this showing up on my doorstep, I swear. I had mentioned to my sister (who also quilts) that this line had recently come out and that it was going to be one that will make it hard to stick to my fabric fast. A few weeks later, like magic, it appeared before me :-) I did some serious happy dancing! In case you’ve been living under a rock for the last few months the fabric line is Catnap by Lizzy House. In addition to my fondness for cats in general, I am especially fond of orange cats and this fabric is just perfection!
This is Nicky, one of my favorite orange cats.. I haven’t used that lovely stack of Catnap fat quarters yet. I’m still waiting for the perfect project to come to mind.
So, if you’re keeping score, I had to buy a tiny bit of fabric for a swap (perfectly allowed in my exceptions) and I received a fabric “gift” (also perfectly allowed). The exception that I need to add is that it’s ok for me to buy fabric for others as a gift. Because I kinda already did that.
My mom’s birthday is at the end of March, so this is a really really early birthday present for her. My mom will be 87 this year and still quilts up a storm. She spends most weekends at my house, where she has her own sewing machine set up, and we sew together. Last year we both participated in the Virtual Quilt along hosted by Amy Smart at Diary of A Quilter. When that ended she asked right away when the next one was. The holidays kept me too busy to start anything new, but I finally found the next quilt along to share with my mom. The Layer Cake Sampler Quilt Along hosted by Amanda at Material Girl. This is the first week of it so it is definitely not too late to join in if you are interested. It took a lot of restraint to only buy these 2 layers cakes for my mom, but I was a good girl. I already had a layer cake in my stash that I plan to use for the prints and I will use yardage for the solid.
All in all, I am going to call February a success! And thanks to loving and generous family it hasn’t been that painful.
Thanks for reading along,