Wednesday, November 22, 2006

The Power is back and Fabric in the Mail

The power came back on Monday and 15 minutes to 6 PM!! We were without power for 5 1/2 days. It was an interesting learning experience. If it happens again we discovered there are some things we can do better, but all in all we managed fairly well. I read a book that I had been wanting to read for awhile now - and I had not been reading as much because of my Dear Jane quilting in the evening instead of reading. I read "The Da Vinci Code" . It was an interesting book. I enjoyed it, as I do like a good murder mystery and have read most of the Elizabeth George murder mystery books.

I got my package of fabric from the Reproduction Fabrics this week as well. That was exciting.

This is a stack of 20 fat quarters for my Dear Jane quilt. I really don't need fat quarter size pieces for that quilt but I have another quilt in mind that I can use the left overs for.

This is a small sample selection of Den Haan and Wagenmakers chinzt fabric. It has a slight waxy coating on it and I was thinking it would be great to make a nice bag out of this fabric. Otherwise beside just loving the chintz I have no plans for it yet. Suggestions always welcome. This fabric is quite expensive. $35.00 for the 9 pieces that are not as big as fat quarters. The fabric is about $30.00 per yard.

And last but certainly not least is some assorted chintz fabric - 1/2 yard cuts. This was only $8.50 per yard. I just love the fabric and I think I will collect a bit more before I decide what I want to do with it. I'm sure it will sit lovingly washed and folded in my fabic cupboards for a number of years before I can bear to cut it up!!


  1. Hi Pam -- thanks for finding my blog and your suggestions for Portland! I don't know what I'd have to bribe DH with to spend a whole day at Fabric Depot, but I can always dream! Love those chintzes!

  2. I love the fabrics for your Dear Jane! I used the purple one on top in my Underground Railroad quilt. Fun, fun!

  3. Ooh - what wonderful fabrics - plenty of inspiration there for various projects I'm sure :-)

  4. Your fabrics are so beautiful! Isn't it fun to just enjoy looking at the colors and textures?

    The uniforms on MY cutting table (lol) are for the basketball program that my hubby runs. They'll be gone soon!

    Fluffanutter recipe (another lol) with photos coming soon.

  5. I'm so glad you have your electricity back. Makes one appreciate the things we take for granted, doesn't it?

    I love all your fabrics! You are going to have so much fun with each one.

  6. Wow that is a long time without electricity.
    I love all your fabrics. Those Den Haan and Wagenmakers fabrics are so beautifull, I have been to the stire once, but so expensive.
    I am still decidig on which fabrics to use for my DJ.

  7. Oh my goodness - all that time without electricity! I'm so glad it's back on and hopefully that'll be the end of the power losses for a while.

    Your new fabrics are absolutely gorgeous - the chintz's are so different. I think a new bag from the one selection is a great idea.

  8. So, glad to hear you have power. 5 1/2 days...that's amazing! Our's goes out for a few hours and I'm feaking out.

    The new fabric is beautiful!

  9. You will love working with this fabric. I've used some in my pre 1830's medallion and it is a real joy to sew.

  10. That's a long time without power. Love all your fabrics. I have a few of the repros at the top, and love the double pink. The others are beautiful too. Love the yellows