Man, Mondays are rough. Each week I start Monday coming down from a fabric high, thinking, “I’m not gonna do that again.” And I seriously think I won’t.
As Monday rolls by, I honestly ponder how there is anything left to add to my stash to make an incredible Sunday Stash post by the end of the week. I understand you can always add more, but I’m workin’ off needs rather than wants. (Even then there’s a fine line between the two). How will it happen again for another week. Yet, miraculously, fabric always finds its way to me. I am a fabric
You may remember a while back I mentioned
that I had completed a blog logo design for Julie at the Intrepid Thread
. I did this altruistically and just for fun, so colour me surprised when out of the blue landed a piece of squishy mail on my desk. I think my office colleagues think I’m an import smuggler or something with the amount of packages I get at work. I ripped into that package faster than a fat kid into a bag of Doritos. What did I find, but a fat quarter bundle of David Butler’s new line called World Tour
. I couldn’t think of a better way to say “Thanks!”
If you haven’t investigated this line yet, it is a breath of fresh air! Not a floral in sight, not even a rainbow bright. (Blasphemy, coming from me, I know!) However, the muted tones and Middle Eastern motifs add a sophisticated and modern masculinity for which Mr. Butler has become quite well known. Is it just me or does anyone else totally get come-hither bedroom eyes from him?! Amy better watch her man! Mmm hmmm. Don’t ask me what I’m making, because it’ll probably be the winter collection 2015 before I’m able to action a feature project with these. (Is anyone else out there feelin’ the backlog blues?!)
Gorgeous and intricate knotted motif in these!
I see you, Mr. DB, lookin’ at me.
Ropes? You naughty boy!
Julie also included a
quarter half yard of Art Gallery Oval Elements in indigo which will be used for a flying geese project that I have flying around in my head. Damn, birds.
Then I went to my LQS yesterday just to get some white homespun for my herringbone blocks. (Sorry, but his yearbook picture did not make the cut). I happened to be looking around in the fat quarter bin (as one does) and lo and behold, what do I see, but some Michael Miller disco dots! Now, logically, I then had a look to see if they actually had it on the shelf (I like to check the yardage price just to make sure Molli Sparkles ain’t bein’ screwed!) But no, it was this one loan fat quarter in all of the shop. It needed a friend: Thank God I Found You (sing, hallelujah). I had to buy it, obviously. It’s the perfect baby blue for another broken herringbone block I’ve got up my sleeve.
And that’s the story of how I went from having nothing to show you this week, to having quite a lot.
Linking up with Fiona at Finding Fifth
for this week’s Sunday Stash-a-thon!
You should do the same.
I’ll be a groupie on Mr. Butler’s World Tour anytime.