"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly. "One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower."

-Hans Christian Andersen

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Happy Fabric on the Table

I wasn't sure of what I wanted the title of this post to be so I just called it as I see it...Happy fabric on the table...

When fabrics come in the mail I waste no time going right up to  my sewing room, open the box to oooh and ahhh over the contents and start imagining the projects that are yet to be.  Then I put them in a stack for the next laundry day.  This time, when the box arrived, I decided to change things up a bit.  Instead of  passing by the living room I decided to go in, sit in my favorite chair, and open the box in there.  The sun was streaming through the windows and I just couldn't resist the urge to sit and enjoy it.  The only thing missing was a cup of tea.

As I removed the fabric from the box, I began stacking them up on the tea table and noticed how they seemed right at home there.  Seeing all the fabric there made me enjoy them even more and I was glad I broke from my routine.  I don't think I'll make a habit of doing this with every fabric purchase but on this day, the cheeriness of the colours lifted my spirits and brightened my mood...Reminds me that it's the simple things that can sometimes make the biggest impact.

Now just in case you want to add to your own fabric stash :-) Here's a list of what's on my table:

Jelly roll - Westminster French Hatbox
Jelly roll - Blackbird Designs Wild Rose (Moda)
Layer cake - Minick & Simpson Charlevoix (Moda)

Yardage -
Tasha Tudor - A is for Annabelle (RJR)
Lecien - Flower Sugar
RJR - Sweet Pea
Carrie Nelson - Fresh Pallete (Henry Glass)

Thanks for visiting with me and take a moment to break from a routine it just might be the spark to get those creative juices flowing.

Have a fantastic weekend everybody.


Twyla and Lindsey said...

Hi! I just found you. You have a beautiful blog! Have a nice weekend! Twyla

Ginger said...

Thanks for stopping by to see my cupcake kitchen. Checking out your beautiful blog and saw you are a tea lover also. Isn't it just the best? I have a little tea room in my house also (for myself). Your fabric work is outstanding.

BettyJean @ Shabby Tea Party said...

Vee, I have just discovered your beautiful blog and have awarded you the Stylish Blogger Award. Go to http://shabbyteaparty.blogspot.com to see rules to play along. Hugs

lady Estelle said...

Thanks you for stopping by my blog. Wow, you have a lovely place here also. I think we are going to be good friends.
Have a peaceful evening, dear lady.
Lady Estelle

Kathy said...

My husband wants to make a quilt - so this past Christmas I purchased a sewing machine for him and for my daughter!~ They have been crocheting daffodils lately - I think they want to start a Daddy & Daughter business -
will follow you to see your progress!

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