Tuesday, September 18, 2012

My recent fabric favorites.

Hey there everyone. 

Recently I kinda gave up on buying fabric for a few reasons.  The first being that I don't really have the budget for it, and the second being that I have SO MUCH to begin with.  Also I expect to move in the near future, and I didn't really want to add anything to the collection that would just have to be hauled around some more.  HOWEVER, there are a few lines out this fall that I am completely in love with.  I'm sure you've all seen them since they're not exactly new news, but it's fun for me to share anyway.

The first collection is "Field Study" by Anna Maria Horner.  I have always loved her use of color, but I love the animal prints and feathers that she uses in this collection.  It feels a little edgier this time around.

The second collection that I am in love with is "Chicopee" by Denise Schmidt.  Again it's a color thing.  She's always been one of my favorite quilters, but often her color usage is not what I personally would put in my home (don't hate me.  I really do love her).  The colors in this are richer than usual and like "Field Study" they are bright, but still warm.  Actually, these collections might work well together.

Neither of these collections are currently in the budget unfortunately.  I'm still going to keep my eyes open for them though, and see if I find any good deals.  In the meantime I'm going to try to use up some of my other fabric so that fabric purchases won't make me feel so guilty.  Part of the reason I have so much fabric right now is that my wonderful grandmother gave me a TON of it that she wanted to get rid of.  I nearly doubled my stash in one day, and my stash was HUGE to begin with.

Well...I guess I'd better get sewing!


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Should I live in a Postcard?

Recently I've been faced with the choice between staying in Kalamazoo, moving to Lansing, or moving to Charlevoix.  I think I finally decided that I don't want to stay in Kalamazoo, but I'm torn between the other two places.  Right now I'm leaning towards Charlevoix because I could really use the quiet life that such a beautiful place can provide.  Living there would be like living in a post card.

Here is the view from the place I would live if I move north:

What do you guys think?  Should I move to a place that inspires me with lower living expenses, or to a place that is familiar with a higher potential for income?