I Bought Fabric!!!

No, not cross stitch fabric but real live cotton quilting fabric!   Can’t remember the last time I did that.  This blog  originally started as a mostly quilting and quilt designing blog.  Then I began doing more knitting and the quilting got pushed aside, and since December, the knitting has gotten pushed aside in favor of cross stitching.   But, if I EVER get the sewing room cleaned out and organized, I’m ready to get back to some sewing and quilting (yes I’ve said that before but never seem to get that room totally organized.)

Now the fabric I bought probably is going to be used for a project for my cross stitch but that’s why I bought it – because it looks like cross stitch.


It reminds me of those printed cross stitch projects I did when I was a child.  The large print, brown flowers and gray with little flecks – those are actually X’s not flecks — all three of those fabrics are printed as if they are cross stitch X’s to make up the designs.  And I couldn’t pass up the great colored buttons – there are several sizes and shapes in each color in that packet.    I think I may end up making a project bag or two from the large print for my cross stitch (once I get the other needed supplies (clear vinyl and zippers).  It’s Lori Holt fabric which I got from the Happy Little Stitch Shop because it needed to ride along with a Blackbird Cross Stitch book.

Now if someone would just come clean that sewing room.  Part of my procrastination is that I know I want to go thru the yarn tubs and cull out some of the yarn that I know I will never use for one reason or another and get rid of that.  There’s plenty of yarn I love but I know over the years some of it was not the color I wanted (due to computer monitor or photo discrepancies), or my tastes have changed so I just want to get rid of that stuff I know is just not me anymore).    I guess I’ll just have to ignore the yarn project since that is all in tubs in the closet anyway and clear up the rest of the room if I ever hope to pull out my sewing machine again.  Right now the table is stacked with framing supplies and stuff to be framed, and the table top ironing board, etc., along with the box of charts and fabrics I was digging thru last weekend.  Once that is all put back on its shelves – at least I’ll be able to see the table top again and then can tackle the rest of the room.