A New Reason for More Fabric (and more FIT)

Our new grandson will be here in a few months, so of course, that gives me a new reason to buy fabric (although lets face it – who needs a reason to buy more fabric other than it makes you happy?)!
While I will be the first one to admit that I already have an extensive fabric collection, as I was perusing the other day, I realized that I need to beef up my ‘boy’ fabrics!  I found a cute duck flannel at the textile show in NYC, and I already have that on order (will be in a future newsletter!).

I see receiving blankets, burp cloths, and maybe a sleeper!  A perfect fabric for a little baby boy.

These little puupy dogs caught my eye as well…

I was at a quilt shop and saw some adorable fabric there as well, so of course that went home in my stash.  The ideas are circling in my head….

I am thinking maybe red or yellow gingham for the piping….

I think the bright blue for piping on this one….

And green gingham on this one 🙂

Hmmm…. I only wish I could sew as fast as I can design in my mind.


And a couple more pix from the FIT exhibit:

Me in front of 2 dresses from the early 1800’s.  Made from cotton!

This wool jacket is from the mid 1800’s.  Although fitted, it does not have the structure of men’s tailoring.  I am fascinated by the shape…. not a true peplum, but the silhouette allows movement for some women’s sports – tennis, archery, and walking.


I hope you all are enjoying your weekend,

Happy Stitching,