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Surrounded by Scraps

A little wish list

Linda Nussbaum

Well, I have not gotten much more sewing done in the last week since I wrote that last post, but as I sit at work in the nearly 90°F afternoon and just flipped on the A/C window unit I keep ogling the fabric shelves. 

I've been really good about not buying fabric lately, primarily because I haven't been doing ANY sewing, so it's hard to justify that I'll actually use any of it. But a girl can dream, right?? So I've put together a few combinations of fabrics both new and not-so-new that have been tempting and teasing me for anywhere from a week to 6 months or more. And I may have inadvertently found a combination of 3 that go together SO WELL I just have to get them! 

Welcome to the tip of the iceberg. 

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L-R: "Down Under" by Mint Blossom for Northcott; "Tree Rings" by Martha Nagley for Rowan (and let me just say I fall in love with every color way of this print I see!); "Volumes - Hand Drawn Garden" by Anna Maria Horner for Free Spirit; "Nordika" by Jeni Baker for Art Gallery Fabrics.

This grouping maybe not so well coordinated, but I love them all for different reasons. And I have NO idea what I would use any of them for! 

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L-R / top to bottom: "Briar Rose" by Heather Ross for Windham; "E-I-E-I-O" by Jack and Lulu for Dear Stella; "Winter's Lane" by Kate & Birdie Paper Co for Moda; "Belle - Coriander" by Amy Butler for Rowan; "Uno" by Stof; "Go Fish" by Hoodie's for Timeless Treasures.

After spending the last 2 days working on this, I don't think this post was ever meant to make it to publication. I learned that though it is possible to write a new post from my iPad, it is not easy to do. This is what I get for letting the blogging skills wane for so long!

Okay one last photo of goodies that may become my first actual purchases from this list (or at least a couple of them): 

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L-R / top to bottom: "Jungle Jive" by Maria Kalinowski for Kanvas; "A Ghastlie Web" from Alexander Henry Fabrics; "Broome St. Floral" from Alexander Henry Fabrics; "Cosmos" by Laura Gunn for Michael Miller; "Lush Uptown" reprint by Erin Michael for Moda; "Modern Meadow Herringbone" by Joel Dewberry for Free Spirit; "Poppy Modern" by Jane Dixon for Andover. 

I hope that you all have found some sort of inspiration in my jumbled up head and are more successful at using the creative energy for working in your sewing rooms than I have been lately. Soon enough, soon enough...