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Sunday Stash - Family First Edition
Another week, another stash post with virtually no sewing completed in between. Enjoying summer is definitely getting in the way of enjoying my sewing machine! I've been feeling guilty about this since I had declared all seven weeks my husband is off of school to be full time work for me while he took charge of the kids, but this week I've had a change of heart. I know that next summer will be no fun at all with bar exam prep, packing and moving, and the following year could see him deployed, so I've decided to revamp my plan. We're going to enjoy the heck out of August and I'm not going to look back with regret. My poor unloved longarm can wait for my full attention until the mundane routine of the school year. We'll be busy making family memories in the meantime : )
That said, not sewing doesn't seem to have stopped my stash from accumulating, so without further ado, here's what's new...
I used to teach math, so when I saw this fabric, it had to be mine. And now it is.
Eep! And these double gauze sheep! Along with the math, they're from Miss Matatabi, a fabulous purveyor of Japanese fabrics with very reasonable international shipping prices who got my fabric to me in about a week. I think it takes longer to send mail to my old address on the same seaboard than it did to receive this from the other side of the Earth. Very pleased!
And finally.... I follow a fabulous Cape Cod small business, Drumming Beetle, which creates gorgeous custom children's tea sets and play food. When the owner, Rebecca, recently showed some of her new stash, including this, which she'd purchased at the LQS where I grew up, I phoned my mom and asked her to run over and grab a few yards. She did later that same day - moms are so handy! If you don't already know, I love AH, I love reading, my kids love reading, my littlest is obsessed with cats... in short, this is the perfect print for our house. Not sure what it will become, but it most definitely will find a home in our book nook!
What's new in your stash?
Impulse buys like my reading felines or something you've been saving up for?
Linking up with Sunday Stash.
I read aloud to my sons and foster kids. They all liked it, and it brought us closer together. I really miss that now that my kids are gone. I so loved that time.
Love the fabrics! Don't feel guilty about doing something else for the summer and spending time with your family. I've been feeling a bit guilty lately on how much time I've been spending at my sewing machine and not really getting out and enjoying summer. I'm hoping to spend a days at the beach on the weekend or I may just take a good beach day off. And I'll enjoy a day at the beach with a good summer beach book :) I've also added insane amounts of fabric to my stash this summer. So I am now counting the days that I do NOT purchase any fabric. Enjoy the rest of your summer with your family. Your longarm will be ready when you are :)
Love, absolutely love, all your new fabric. Enjoy the family time while you can get it. My last two weeks had no sewing time at all but a lot of family time. Enjoy!!!
Have some great time away from your machine with your family! I always make great plans for the summer and I spend way too much time in my garden or at the pool to get even halfway through my list. I never regret it! I LOVE that reading print...heading over to a fabric site to pick up some for myself. Thanks for showcasing it!
I haven't added too much to my stash in the last couple weeks - I had a massive splurge while in Montréal last month. So I've mostly been buying practical stuff to finish off projects. But tomorrow, my city's first modern quilt shop opens... it might be a blow out!
Just stocked up on some low volumes :). This year I am trying to de-stash, but some purchases are just necessary!
Love that first fabric!
Love all 3 of those fabrics! Definitely Summer fun is more of a priority though. It's cut down my sewing time and my blogging time but still worth it. On the plus side, my children are not early risers so it's giving me a big incentive to get up early and sneak a bit of early morning sewing in before the fun starts! Hope you manage to squeeze a little bit of time in for yourself as well as making family memories.
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