I've admitted to book love... and dish love... now I must admit to fabric love. I haven't indulged my love of fabric for years but a certain daughter (and the world's best son-in-law) sent me some spending money for my day in Shipshewana. Since our friends paid for our dinner, our only costs were gasoline and a couple of lunches. Definitely a gift from God through the hands of others.
I made a few small purchases including half of a yard of a Susan Branch fabric, another yard of fabric on clearance that will look beautiful for "bear dresses" when I get my sewing machine fixed (which is going in soon as it is a priority), and twelve fat quarters. They were on sale for only $1.00 each if you purchase at least twelve... at least???... do you know any quilter who has trouble purchasing... at least?
I put them together in a little basket I already had in the garage. Aren't they pretty? I think I'll leave them like this instead of putting them in with other fat quarters. Kind of like a cotton fabric bouquet... I'm thinking they will look pretty in my bedroom. I haven't made a quilt in years or sewed one of my special teddy bears. This new season of my life has cotton batting written all over it. :)
I also purchased four tiny tea cups and saucers which can be used for Christmas ornaments. I forgot to take a picture of them but I will soon. I had enough of my gift money left to indulge in two of my favorite magazines.
Later this evening, I plan to curl up on my sofa with an elderly cat, a cup of tea, the latest Tea Time, and the new Mary Jane's Farm... oh, and a few Dove Milk Chocolates. Does life get any better?
Thank you to the New England blessings!