It is late but still time for FFF

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This is the last batch of Christmas Cottages for the exchange taken to the postal annex near my home. The cottages are all off on their little trip or voyage to their new homes. Terri and I are heaving a big sign of relief. And some of the first cottages to be shipped are even arriving now. Can I just say "YIPPEE!" and "Yawn".

It will be something to look forward to now - to see what everyone does with their blocks. I'm sure some will lay them out and enjoy them and maybe put them away until they have another day. Some of you will jump right in and have them done into a quilt or project in no time at all. Others will be rushing to get the blocks sewn in time to show at Christmas. I think it will all be fun. I'm most concerned that you are pleased with them.
In honor of Fabulous Fabric Friday I show you my fabric to build my cottage streets with. They don't really go together but maybe that is why I like them together. Whimsy and vintage. I think that is the perfect combination to describe my style.
I want to make a new blog header for our blog. I found this really fun border print bee fabric. Put that together with the hive Michele made for me and we'll see what happens. There is the bigger green and bee side on one end. The sign on the lawn says Buzzy the Bee or Bizzy the Bee. It probably is Buzzy but I like Bizzy.
Then the other side is so cute too. "Little Buzzy Bee Whither goest thou?" I like that. I'm not sure which end of the fabric will work best.

Right now is a good time to pick up fabric that you may have had an eye on or for a quilt you'd like to make soon. Prices are down on vintage fabric and everyday I get an e-mail of a fairly good sale for fabric online. I'm always on the look out for kitchen or teapot related vintage fabric. I don't drink tea or coffee but I'm passionate about the shape and gleam of the traditional cup, saucer and teapot. This is my favorite of the little tea scenes designed on the fabric.
This one is cute too, though. I love the colors. Dont you love the pepto pink and the turquoise blue with the touches of gray and white? Classic '50s.
There are little kitchen tools on it dancing around the teapots. The egg beater is my favorite. I bid for this fabric on ebay recently and got it for the base price. I didn't have to bid against anyone and the price was very reasonable for 1 1/2 yards- less than you'd pay for new fabric. I've got ideas 'ya know. Too many of them!

-nanette
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Sherri said...

Vintage whimsy...what a great style! I picked up some cute teapot fabric today--not vintage, but very cute! I'm going to make some of your dish towels with it (if I can bear to cut it)!

beth at aunties said...

The buzzing bees would make a perfect header for your busy hive:)
Have a good weekend!

Lurline's Place said...

Looking forward to seeing the new header - aren't the Kokka fabrics lovely?
Hugs - Lurline!

Kritta22 said...

You find the cutest fabrics!
Thanks for the info on the quilt/house/dryer sheet. I'm so clueless on somethings!

PS Your quilt is the reason I found your site. My friend was looking for different kinds of quilts. I typed in Merry Go ROund and your was one of the sites. You quilts are gorgeous!

Eileen said...

I love the Bee fabric too.. but I thought it should say whither goest thee.. to rhymn with bee. Guess it wouldn't have been gramatically correct.
LOVE those tea pots and yes.. the tri-colors with black and white. My favorite!
I'm glad you were able to squeeze in another Fabric Friday. I know you have been BIZZY!

Stephanie said...

I'm drooling over the teapot fabric.

Fiesta said...

lovely fabrics. you have the nicest stash.

Susan said...

Thanks for taking time out for FFF, you've been a very bizzy bee lately. I am looking forward to seeing your new banner.

belinda said...

hey MS. BIZZY.....yes...i love all your wonderful vintage fabrics.

I also like your idea on your previous post about binding the towels just like a quilt. I think that would make them more substantial in their look and feel.

anxious for your new banner!

ElizabethandJeff said...

I love your vintage whimsy style. My problem is I don't have a style, I like everything! Even though I didn't participate in the cottage blocks I can't wait to see everyone's finished quilts.

Melissa said...

I would be honored to be given one of your quilts! Thank you so much!!

Melissa said...

I would be honored to be given one of your quilts! Thank you so much!!

pratima said...

Hi Nanette, Congratulations on the successful finish of the swap. Can't thank you enough for all the hard work, you and Terri have put in. It's been so much fun to see everyone's cottages on the blog.
Thank you!

Catherine said...

Congratulations of sending out all the cottage blocks....you can concentrate on something else now!! Are you going to do it again??
Love the teacup fabric too!!
Cathy

Valerie said...

I haven't been around long enough to know about the cottage exchange but it has sure made me want to do one. I love all of your fabric and look forward to seeing a lot more of your projects.

Karen said...

I can hardly wait for my cottages to arrive;) I love your pink and green Christmas tree fabric and the teapots are too cute;)

Mel said...

I can't wait to see how you put your cottages together! Love your fabrics!!

brigette said...

congratulations on finishing up your swap!!!
i LOVE your buzzy bee fabric! where did you find that? i put a "bee" on the back of every quilt i make.
i can't wait to see how you put your cottages together.

Threeundertwo said...

I love that cheerful Christmas tree fabric! I think pink is my new favorite Christmas color.

LuAnn said...

I'm behind with blog reading. I've enjoyed seeing the cottages. I hope you post pictures of what others make from them. I'm going to a retreat in a little over a week. I plan to take the pattern and some fabrics along and make a couple. My daughter is the same age as yours and is also an engineer, but she lives 7 hours away. Love all your conversation prints, too.

Catherine said...

Those fabrics are absolutely adorable. I love the kitchen tools one.
Now I can't wait to see what the participants in your swap do with all their cottages!

julieQ said...

The cottage block are absolutely beautiful, it has been so fun to watch them pop up on lots of blogs. I love your teapot fabric!

yellowfarmhouse said...

The fabric for your new header looks perfect. You just find the coolest fabric - your stash must be amazing. That was a big job getting all of those cottages on their way to their new streets - great job.

Hugs - Karen

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

you young lady our a bad influence on a fabricholic like me, I had to go to an order a yard of the Yule tree fabric. I love your Friday fabric days!!

Nan said...

That fabric with the teapots and cups/saucers, is adorable! Can't wait to see what you do with it!

Thimbleanna said...

Whew! I'll bet you're relieved to have the swap completed. I LOVE that red Christmas fabric on the right in the picture of the fabrics that you'll use for your streets. Do you know who made it? Is is vintage or available now?

Lily Boot said...

Honestly Nanette, you have the BEST fabric! I love the bee fabric - and the tea and coffee fabric is so pretty! Have you seen the new kitchen fabric at fatquartershop? It has a vintage look very similar to the one you posted and is darling. btw, I know I've said this before, but I love it when I scroll down to post a comment, and read your quotation - I find it really inspires me to be very conscious of how I conduct myself during the day with my family and friends and strangers - very valuable. Thankyou. :-)

Nan said...

Oh have I missed a lot of wonderful goings-on in your life! I am trying to play some blog reading catch-up today. I love all these fabrics - they so fun and just put a huge smile on my face. Thanks for sharing!
Hooray for mailing off all the cottage blocks!!