When things are not so peachy, I always turn to retail therapy for comfort. As if on cue, my local quilt store was having a spring clean up and I decided to go and get a few things.
I made a list of things I wanted and I’m so happy I stuck to my list and my budget.
These seven fat quarters are going to be a neutral baby quilt top for a very special baby . I’m planning to back it with a minky fleece .Next is the French General Christmas fabric. Although this fabric was not marked down, the lovely lady who owns the quilt shop gave me the marked down price. She did mention that she may not bring in this line back in the future. So I was happy to get that.The last one but a long awaited purchase was this Moda Frivol No 5 from Moda. The prints again are from the French General Line. Can you tell I’m a fan of this classy line? This little tin was marked down a lot and I decided it was the best time to snag one for me.This box has the pattern, and the fabric for the project in this beautiful tin that can be used as a sewing tin in future.
I see a lot of sewing / quilt making in the future for me.
The craft I’m favouring at this point in my life is definitely sewing and because I’m one of those hoarders who need a lot of the supplies of the craft I’m leaning towards, a lot of fabric purchases have been made and used as well. I have a few people in mind to gift these items I make . I have long ago learnt to make things only for people who will appreciate the time and effort that has gone into the handmade. So I know it will be well received.
Half the fun in the making is the dreaming, shopping , planning and the anticipation of the recipient’s reaction,is it not? With the damage the done and dusted ,retail therapy has brought the smile back in place . Is that not what therapy is meant to do anyway?