Don't you love this summer in the city fabric - that you can really no longer get! Well, actually I tried to get the blue birds on brown above many times when it came out but every store I checked was either sold out or didn't get it in. I loved this fabric line so much that when I saw a darling bag made by Cassie, I posted to her my story of fabric woe and and down right jealousy! Cassie is a talented, sweet person and she, to my joy and surprise, sent me a package of fabric and shared with me!! I was so excited to get it and I've been admiring the fabric on my table since it arrived. Cassie has a great blog. I loved her tutorial for binding. She's made some lovely projects and has darling things in her Etsy store. Some lucky girl snatched that bag from her shop already. Thanks again Cassie. Love the fabric.
My sister Michelle gave me this amazing this vintage kitchen novelty fabric several years ago. It belonged to her mother-in-law and was in a closet just waiting for me to treasure it. I have a bigger piece and several small pieces and I've used it in several projects so far. It is one of my all time favorite vintage fabric patterns. Lovely isn't it.
These are some past Japanese fabrics I bought at Etsy a while ago. I love the little sticker on the fat quarters. I hate to take it off and cut them because they look so cute just as they are.
Some more lovelies that were past Etsy purchases. I have plans for them, of course, but they are worth dreaming about a bit more before I cut into them. So now goes the "stuff" part of my post.
This is a quilt top above made by Jill. Jill emailed me a while ago with some quilting questions and I don't know how much help I was other than encouraging her to finish this 10 year old project. And here it is. I'm always really happy to help beginning quilters and it made me happy when she sent this picture to me of the finished project. I love to see unfinished projects see the light of day. Now she needs to get it quilted. One more step Jill.
I'm feeling like a proud mama today when I look at the montage of blocks from Terri's post today. I've been surfing around looking at blogs belonging to our exchange and really enjoying the cottages popping up all over. I'd mention each blog individually but I can't start that - there are nearly 50 of us in the exchange! Not to mention Belinda who isn't in the exchange but wowed me with her cottage. I received some pictures from one of our sweet non-blogger exchange girls and we'll add those to the montage for next week. They are darling. Sarah made the suggestion of fall or Halloween cottages and it was all I could do not to run, not walk, to my fall fabric. Oops, there now I've started to name names and I wasn't going to do that.
And the world's best neighbor, Laura, brought us yet another amazing cupcake from her kitchen -Lemon meringue with real meringue frosting and lemon inside. Beautiful and delicious!
Ok so I'm still not caught up with blogs or even my day job today but I'm making progress. Have a good weekend everyone. Thanks for all your sweet comments and support.