Yesterday I went on a bus run to a shopping outlet with 16 others and it took nearly 3 1/2 hours to get there, and 3 1/2 hours to come home. I bought one small Kipling bag, he does make exceedingly good bags.
On New Year's Day, I bought all this lovely fabric without leaving the comfort of my own sofa. And its practically shopping local, from The Village Haberdashery in Hampstead, London.
I have 2 major projects planned for this spring, as mentioned before. A cotton and steel quiltalong with Sue. #helensuecottonandsteelquiltalong and the other is a #houndstoothquilt from Love Patchwork and Quilting magazine, designed by justjudedesigns, These greys will form the basis of both quilts and I feel irrationally excited to have them. The purples are for contrast in the houndstooth quilt.
I dare say some of this stash may well find its way into #supersizeeconomy quilt I am making too as a leader/ender project (I love that phrase, it is my new buzz word. Teach the parrot a new word and he uses it all the time). I am also coasting along with the very lovely Molli Sparkles Honey Pot Bee . The Bee that's not a bee. I'm just finishing my first block and will be keeping these greys in mind for future blocks.
Now I have bought and stashed my stash, I can continue with my aim of "sustainability" this year! I will be trying to use only the fabric I already have, in a sustainable way. In this frame of mind, I passed a lot of fabric and magazines to my neighbour. Mrs S is so involved with the WI (Women's Institute) as to be practically immersed. They have a crafting weekend in the spring and I hope my fabric cast offs will be loved, oohed and aahed over or at least cut up and made useful.