Fabric Friday and Birthday Week Concludes

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For someone not wanting to flaunt their birthday I sure feel like I'm parading myself this week. Ha. Oh well. I promise not to be so greedy until this time next year. It is overcast this morning so the picture colors aren't that great. But I don't think you'll mind when you see . . .I saved my "Flower Sugar" by Lecien to show for Fabulous Fabric Friday. This was a birthday gift brought from Quilt Market. I absolutely love this fabric. I've been eyeing it everywhere like here . Pam has a slew of posts about it as do others. I had read that Kathy at Pink Chalk Studio is getting some in her online store very soon. She confirmed this to me in an email. I haven't located it anywhere else and it isn't even on Etsy. So I consider myself fabulously lucky to have gotten some of it for my birthday before it really becomes available. This isn't even the entire line, this is just part of it. Feel free to scream and attack your monitor. Isn't this just beautiful. My idea of heaven would be to have top of the line sewing and quilting machines and to have endless bolts of fabric like this to play with. That thought actually motivates me to try very hard to be good (today). I love border prints. There is just so much you can do with them. I hope that border prints are going to be a new wave in fabric. It is like more bang for the buck. Can't you see a beautiful quilt bordered in that red scalloped edge above? I sure don't know yet what I'm going to do with this fabric but it is not being put on my sewing room shelf for long.Neither are these lovely vintage bed linens. I talked about them earlier in the week but I thought I'd give a better view. Aren't they so incredibly sweet. June is probably the prettiest month of the year, at least I think so. As I drive around I see the most wonderful flowers everywhere and they remind me of these lovely linens. We have enjoyed a really wet spring for Utah and everything here is so green and lush. So much fabric and not enough time. Speaking of time. Did you see Jodie's post about the new clock she has? It is hilarious. You've got to go read it. Well, after you finish my post of course. I've got to get me one of those clocks!Finishing out birthday week was a red gift bag filled with delightful treats. The magazines I'm savoring. The Fons and Porter is full of great ideas and the Quilt Sampler is the yearly spotlight of 10 quilt stores around the states. Love that issue! Plus all kinds of sweet treats and some cute dishes for the 4th of July and on. How do my friends just know my favorite things? I don't even think I've ever said that Werthers is on my list of my top favorite candies. I'm hiding them from the kids. Seriously.This arrived yesterday. Glorious isn't it.I really feel like a spoiled brat right now. But you probably already knew that about me. I love pearls and I love all the color variation in these. Sigh. Thanks for all my gifts and all the sweet birthday wishes. I am very blessed.

Back to your regularly scheduled programing folks. I am going to sew this weekend and hope I have some new stuff to show next week. It is going to rain here and I love the rain.

-nanette

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37 comments

Michelle said...

Wow, what an incredible birthday. My birthday is the weekend. I think I should show my family your posts. (They are wonderful to me, so I already know my birthday will be fantastic.) I love the fabrics. I love border prints for kids quilts. I like how you can use multiple colours and then give the quilt some personality with cute borders. I love the pearls too.

Thimbleanna said...

Wow Nanette -- how lucky you are to get some lecien -- it's beautiful!

CJ said...

I think you ARE spoiled!! :D That is a good thing! LOVE that red border fabric...ohhhhhhh. Where does everyone find these vintage linens??? I never see anything remotely like that at the thrift stores. Happy Birthday!

XUE said...

Sooooo lucky! Those fabrics & those magazines! I can't get enough of American sewing/quilting magazines & would love to get my hands on more!

Gwendie said...

That fabric is gorgeous! I'm with you - I hope border prints make a comeback.

The pearls aren't bad, either!

Meredith said...

Happy Happy Birthday day to you!

Jennifer said...

I am so with you on the Flower Sugar fabric. It was the ONLY thing I wanted from sample spree. I made a beeline for the Lecien table. I was so focused on getting it that I kinda dropped the ball on buying more "other" fabrics. Oh well. I'll be more together for fall market!

Jackie said...

Love the wonderful birthday fabric gifties! By the way, isn't your idea of heaven every quilters idea of heaven? So glad you had a great birthday week!

PamKittyMorning said...

I'm in the hoarding stage with my flower sugar bundle. do you know some of the pieces SOLD OUT!!!! I think the line is wonderful and everyone has been so creative with the borders. Of course I love that they're on both sides of the fabric. Anyway, glad you had a wonderful flowery sugary birthday. xo

jacquie said...

i'm so glad you got spoiled on your birthday! happy day from me too! this is drool worthy fabric for sure. wow...i want to swim in it...you're a lucky lady!

Jen in NY said...

That fabric is so pretty I could cry. In fact I think I need to look at it again.

dotti white said...

Nanette....I am crazy over that flower sugar fabric. I definitely want some to play with...to create with. I'm like you, I love the border fabrics, too...for so many things! Have a wonderful weekend!

Susan said...

You certainly had a great week! Happy birthday again!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I just love it when birthdays go on for a whole week, that fabric is to die for, not sure I could cut it , but I look forward to seeing what you do with it!!

Kaaren said...

And what's wrong with being spoiled? Absolutely nothing!!!

More scrumptious fabric to drool over. Maybe I can find some of the Lecien fabric at the Vermont Quilt Festival in two weeks. One more thing to add to my ever-growing list.

Have a super sewing weekend, Nanette. Can't wait til next week to see what wonderful creations you come up with.

Janet said...

What a birthday! What more could you want? We get a bit of lecien over here in Oz but I haven't seen all of those, simply gorgeous!

Shari said...

Sounds like a happy birthday week with lots of really great people and lovely gifts. Happy sewing!

w&v said...

V. here...
Oh Wonderful fabrics!!! I cannot wait to see the outcome of all those Birthday fabrics. I need some ideas on how to use border prints(I just found a darling one- in my own (boxed) stash!!
I remember those bed linens from my past-I never thought I'd see them again!!
Wonderful Pearls!!Lucky You . V.

oodlesandoodles said...

Holy cow, that border print is great! Eager to see what you do with it!

Susan said...

Those colors are amazing--wow! I think you're right about border prints. Lately they are featured in many quilt patterns and I haven't been able to find any locally so I hope they become available soon. Thanks for sharing some eye candy.

Dawn said...

I'm lovin' Flower Sugar!! I'm glad you had a wonderful birthday!!

Lurline said...

Oh, Nanette - I hope it's not only me - I look at your gorgeous fabrics and think 'I want that!' and pearls too - so pleased for you having such a lovely week!
Hugs - Lurline♥

~D Spack~ said...

Oh such torture Nanette. MMMMM MMMMM MMMMM Happy post Birthday, pun intended. I love rain too.

Living on the Spit said...

I wanna have a birthday like yours!!! I am just a little (alot)envious. Makes me want to go fabric shopping today. So there!

Sherri said...

Flower Sugar is amazing...I do want to go right through the computer screen and snatch it up!!! It's definitely on my MUST HAVE list! My Mom and Grandmother were here this week for Chelsi's graduation. I taught my Mom your freezer paper applique' and she's now officially hooked! I should have taken a picture of her block!

sarahmurray said...

Oh Nanette, these fabrics are THE most gorgeous ones I've seen in a long time. They are deeeelish! xo

lifeinredshoes said...

Just so you know, my moniter will never be the same.
I have a bad case of material envy!
Glad you had a great B-day.

Micki said...

Your birthday rocked! The pearl necklace is wonderul!
Micki

Cheryl said...

Excuse me while I wipe the drool off my computer keyboard (ugh that's quite the visual)..love that Flower Sugar. You received so many wonderful goodies, and Pearls too!! You have been a very good girl.

belinda said...

Wow....Flower Sugar indeed!!! I had to get the smelling salts!!
Belated birthday wishes to you....uuhmm...how old did you say you were...????

Jenny said...

Happy Birthday, your gifts are wonderful. You should show off and brag a little.

Nanci said...

Nanette, you lucky girl...I love the fabrics. Yes, birthdays are great when one can buy what they truly love.

Nanci said...

Nanette, you lucky girl...I love the fabrics. Yes, birthdays are great when one can buy what they truly love.

Rhondi said...

Happy birthday. It looks like you had a great celebration!

Rhondi said...

Oh and I LOVE the fabric!!

Carrie P. said...

More great gifts. How exciting. I do love that fabric. So vintage looking. And the border fabric is my favorite.

Nan said...

I have not heard of 'Flower Sugar' before, and now I MUST have some! It is beautiful! The rest of your birthday treasures are beautiful, too. Once again, a Happy Birthday to YOU!!!!