A problem.

I have a fabric problem. I’m completely addicted. And you know the addiction runs very deep when you’re on a buying ban, and you still manage to get a fix!

Exibit A:

Fabric Score!

A good friend of mine was helping someone move who needed to get rid of two big garbage bags of fabric. Umm.. yes please!! And this was only some it!

Exibit B:

Pretty Fabric

Cate, my sister, wanted to buy me a gift for doing a lot of sewing for her new house… There’s only one thing I want. More fabric!

I mean these Alexander Henry birdies?!? C’mon!


I hope everyone has a great weekend. I’m going to be relishing my time this in the days to come as it looks like I may have (finally) lined up some work and will soon have much less time to sew. Working freelance is great in that it allows for full time sewing spurts, but it can be baaaad for the piggy bank. And working means being able to buy more fabric… why does it always come back to fabric??

15 Responses to “A problem.”

  1. Stacy October 3, 2008 at 4:09 pm #

    I love love love the fabrics. Lucky girl! I kind of need a cute fabric fix myself!

  2. Cate October 3, 2008 at 4:29 pm #

    The first step is admitting you have a problem.

  3. Katie October 3, 2008 at 4:55 pm #

    one can never have enough fabric. That’s my life motto ;)

  4. jacquie October 3, 2008 at 5:33 pm #

    what a wonderful score! love those birdies. i can totally relate to your addiction…i’m really not looking for a cure.

  5. Carrie October 3, 2008 at 6:51 pm #

    I look at those gorgeous pictures with bookcases overflowing of stash fabrics and drool – you know the ones. Fortunately, I have a smallish space (and I’m really cheap to boot) so I am managing my own fabric addiction addequately for now. We’ll see how long that holds. :) Congrats on the upcoming work.

  6. Paula October 3, 2008 at 8:47 pm #

    That’s no good friend…..that’s a GREAT friend. And a great sis too. So nice to be guilt free and have others provide for you!

  7. Stefanie October 3, 2008 at 11:06 pm #

    I recently came across your blog and I am in love with your work! I love the colors and designs of your quilts.

    Plus……I am also a fabric addict! When I want to start a project, I just can’t use the fabric in my stash because I may need it later on for another more imporatant project! I love to look at fabric and touch it! See my problem….

    How lucky for your to come across all of those beautiful fabrics!I love the birdie fabric and those elephants are adorable! I also love the cars because I could use some of that to make a quilt for my friend’s little boy. Does the selvage have name on it? Oh no, that is the fabric addict in me coming out again!

    Thanks again from another fabric addict!

  8. Stephanie October 4, 2008 at 2:42 am #

    I occasionally sort through my stash and donate a bag at a time to a friend who sews for charity…I mean she sews A LOT for A LOT of charities!!! Then I don’t feel bad about replenishing my stash. LOVE Alexander Henry anything and must have some of the birdies…soon.

  9. Ashley October 4, 2008 at 5:26 am #

    Love your stash! I have the same fabric issues – I just can’t help myself! I almost bought the AH birds this week – now that I’ve seen a picture of yours, I may have to…

  10. yaiAnn October 4, 2008 at 8:45 am #

    OMG! Elephants, vespas, sea horses, and birdies? I would have taken it all too!

  11. Jean October 5, 2008 at 11:18 am #

    I too have the addiction…I went to an estate sale last weekend and bought 40 old quilting magazines…sad, yes? and some Double Wedding Ring blocks.

  12. Sarah October 6, 2008 at 7:05 am #

    Oooh! Those little purple birds are just too cute! I need to go get my fix too.

  13. Marla October 6, 2008 at 8:36 am #

    Oh wow!!!!!! I love, love, love the birdies!!!!!

  14. Trisha October 9, 2008 at 11:43 am #

    Of course it always comes back to fabric for us fabric addicts! ;) (Iestyn told me to check out your blog – you’ve made some beautiful quilts!) I just got those AH birdies in the white colorway – I think I need some of the blues ones, too, though….

  15. amandajean October 16, 2008 at 6:39 pm #

    what a wonderful addition to your fabric stash! lucky lucky you! I spent a good portion of my day refolding and organizing my fabric stash today. and I’m still not done! (and I thought my fabric stash was relatively small. I guess not!)

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