Friday, June 22, 2007

Adding to the Fabric Collection

Becky's RR is finished and all parcelled up, ready to be posted to Nicki. I stitched the motifs in the righthand top corner. Doesn't it look fab so far, I really like the colour fabric and thread that Becky chose for her piece.

Today some of the ladies from work and myself took a drive out in the country to one of our local quilting shops. Unfortunately the retail side of this business is closing down, but fortunately for us, they are selling everything with 50% off! I couldn't resist these pretty fabrics.


I also came away with this pattern and kit for this patchwork bag, a good sewing project for over the next few wintery months.
This Christmas pattern caught my eye the last time I went to the store so I made sure today I got one, a good way to use up all those leftover pieces of Christmas fabric.


I also made sure that I got some sewing cottons as well as some DMC threads, at half price, they are a real bargin -as you might know already, DMCs are pretty pricey here in New Zealand.


Looks like the weather here is going to be pretty dreadful over the next few days - a polar blast is on its way apparently. Good thing is we don't have to go anywhere this weekend.

Take care xx

27 comments:

BeckySC said...

Katrina, it looks wondeful!! I am getting very excited aobut this RR returning home :) Thanks for such lovely work on mine :)

Sharon said...

Becky's RR is gorgeous! Nice work. Looks like you found some great deals at the fabric store.

Von said...

Goodness, I'm sorry to hear of another shop closing, but it is nice to get some bargains! Congrats on a nice bit of stash there. :D

KarenV said...

Becky's RR looks gorgeous Katrina! I'm hoping to get Nicki's finished up today - I'm really enjoying stitching on it :)

Lovely stash you got - DH is taking me fabric shopping this weekend too ;) Sorry the shop's closing down though, that's a shame.

Nicki said...

Becky's RR looks gorgeous! I'm looking forward to it - my favourite colour of course :) Feel free to post it on whenever it's convenient :)

Great bargains there. I like the Christmas tree pattern. Hope it's not too cold. I don't envy you at all. It seems odd to me that you're having winter - I'm back in the northern hemisphere time slot so easily!

Karoline said...

The RR looks gorgeous Katrina, looks like you got some great stash :)

Nicole said...

Ooh, the round robin is beautiful! The threads and fabric are just gorgeous! That will be a wonderful keepsake for Becky!

Nicole said...

P.S. Love your new fabric and thread stash! :)

Lucy said...

The Cabin Christmas Tree pattern is really cute. I don't even want to hear the word "Polar"...I'm so much a summer person and enjoying every bit of it right now!

Andrea said...

Mmmmm stash! You have a great assortment there. Becky's RR is looking really good. It will be interesting to see them all finished.

Goldie said...

Nice fabric haul! I love how Becky's RR is looking! Can't wait to see how the Christmas tree pattern turns out!

Christine said...

Haha, living in the northern hemisphere myself, I never think of the southern hemisphere being exposed to a "polar blast"!! Here's to you staying warm and toasty this weekend, and getting lots of stitching done!

Leslie aka zoeandcooper said...

Great stitching on Becky's RR! It looks fantastic:)

I also love the sewing patterns you picked up. That Christmas Tree is adorable.

Margaret said...

What a gorgeous RR - love the color!!
Another shop closing - the same thing is happening here to one of our quilt shops. It's such a shame. Glad to see you were able to buy some wonderful things on sale though. That's always a real treat.
You mentioned how expensive DMC is in NZ. We have so many specials on DMC here & I'd love to send you some. If you email me -megratdataviadotcom - numbers you are missing/would like & of course your address I'll get some in the mail to you.

Goldie said...

Check your mailbox! You should have a package soon! :)

Jenna said...

Oh, how beautiful! Becky did pick such lovely colors, though I'm not the least bit surprised at her DMC color choice. :) The fabric you bought is absolutely delicious! Congratulations on the 1/2 price DMC, too!

stitcherw said...

The RR is looking beautiful, the colors are lovely. Wonderful stash you got as well.

It seems so strange to hear you write about it being so cold when we are in the middle of summer here. Stay warm and have fun with your stash.
Sue

Cathy said...

Lots of nice purchases Katrina!

We're expecting a heat wave over the next few days - I'm looking forward to enjoying my air-conditioned home!

Nice job on Becky's RR!

Carol said...

Sounds like you had a lot of fun shopping :-)

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

Hi there Katrina, hope you are nice and cozy during your winter and it sure looks like you got some nice stash and supplies for projects! Lovely job on Becky's RR.

Lisa said...

The RR is gorgeous and you got some great stash :)

ollie1976 said...

Looks like you made out well at the store!
-Jen

Chelle said...

Great buys from the quilt shop! Your Pink Carnations inspired me to buy the kit yesterday. :o)

Nicola said...

Great work on Becky's RR, gorgeous colour. What a lovely assortment of fabrics!

Meari said...

The RR looks wonderful. Congrats on all your new fabbies. Very pretty, Katrina.

Aussie Stitcher said...

I love Becky's RR. Nice stash. Yay for cheap DMC, I was fortunate that an Aussie store, Spotlight, had DMC at 79 cents awhile back, and I was able to kit up a couple of projects then.

Joanne

tkdchick said...

OMG! I love the floss colour Bekcy has chosen!!!

Great Stash haul!

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