Saturday, January 5, 2008

I Have Seen The Future

And it is going to be fabulous (why do I hear redrhonda's voice as I type that word?). I got a disc in today's mail of the new Amy Butler fabrics and they are just beautiful. She used a print from her "Nigella" collection in this new line of quilting cottons, so you could, if you were so inclined, tie together your home decorating fabrics with your quilts and handmade bed linens, etc. I'm so excited to finally see it . It's sort of a relief, too, as I'd ordered the whole collection sight unseen. Scary-thrilling. That's what the Xanax is for.

The 'happy chaos' quilt class was an adventure, and while the seasoned stitcher in the class did battle with her OCD while cutting her strips of fabric, everyone had something to show for their efforts at the end of the day. This quilt project is all about letting go, playing with color and wonkiness, and having fun chopping up and reassembling the cloth. I think they'll really enjoy the next session, where the strip sets they've been building get sliced into cross-sections and applied log-cabin style around the slightly skewed center "squares". You can't plan for that kind of craziness. With a little luck, I'll have a camera available for the next class. I'd love to show you what the gals are creating, and I'd feel just awful if someone exploded with anticipation because I didn't post pictures.

Well, my beloved has informed me we have the second disc of "Eureka" to watch this evening, so I'm grabbing the knitting and bum-planting myself on the sofa. May I just say that, until they make heated leather sofas de rigueur, the heating pad is my best friend for cozy t.v. viewing. Have a good night, all ye crafty vixens.


melly~ said...

you really are going to post every day, aren't you? :)
miss you too, friend. see you soon?

Dragonfly said...

She's been posting like a wild woman! I can't wait to see some of the quilt chaos.

Stephanie said...

Oh man. Your store would be so lethal to my budget. I LOVE the morning glory pattern in Amy's Nigella collection. I really want some of the brown background to make some egding for my family room valances with but I could only find the green background so I made some little sock knitting bags with it. This is one of those times I'm glad you aren't within driving distance LOL. I would spend waaaaaaaaaaaaay too much of the food budget on fabric and yarn. And...well...the kids and hubby might start complaining at that point LOL.

Marigold said...

Eureka is on DVD??? Eeee!! I'll have to find it, that's been one of my favorite shows last year. one of the few that I actually plan for, and then tell the kidlets, "No, we cannot watch Spongebob, MOMMY wants to watch a Tv show."