I said I went to The Bramble Patch yesterday with Katy. I also said I didn't buy a lot, and honestly I didn't. They did have something new in stock that I haven't seen there before though. Stof linens. In the most marvellous range of colours. I could have bought more. I might go back and buy more. The ones I just bought are destined to be used in Christmas presents so I don't feel to guilty about this purchase. Check out the marvellous colours.
The only other thing I bought was from the sale basket. I found a 1.5m cut of It's a Hoot and a 1.8m cut of Reunion text fabric. Katy and I went splits on these and cut the two lengths in half when we got back home.
See, I really didn't buy a lot. And on the plus side of all this was that Katy bought a lot more. Living in Scotland means she does not have a Bramble Patch loyalty card. I do. So all her purchases went on my loyalty card and this was enough to push me over the £200 mark which earns you a £20 voucher. Therefore if I go back to get more linens they are technically already paid for. Woohoo! Thank you, Katy!
That isn't all I have to show off though, as Terri is flying back and forth across the Atlantic to LA these days, in preparation to an eventual move there next summer. She very generously picked me up a half yard of coveted fabric from Super Buzzy while she was there last. It is going to take a lot of courage for me to cut this fabric. The urge is to hoard it, love it, occasionally caress it, but cut it?! Not sure I can do that. Terri also got a five pack of Olfa blades for me. I am not going to tell you the last time I changed my blade. Mostly because I told Katy and then I had to revive her with smelling salts the shock was so great.
Still not done on the fabric front though. Last summer I gave Terri some of my scraps in some lines she coveted. She brought me some of hers this time. Just check out the amazing fussy cuts waiting for me in this haul. And the lovely bits of HR. That toast one is to die for. And Little Red Riding Hood and the wolf. I've always wanted one of those girls in a kerchief too. I think the new year is going to have to bring some serious freezer paper piecing into my life so I can actually use some of these fabrics and make the most of them. Thank you, Terri.
More scraps arrived on Sunday with Trudi. She has been sorting all her fabric. She has a lot. But then she does quilt a lot so it should work out in the scheme of things. Trudi has very generously shared out some of her scraps to a number of people and I was one of the lucky recipients. It is sort of like name that fabric in this pile. DS, Summesville, TaDot, Terrain, etc. Thank you, Trudi.
You would think that was enough, but Di brought me a gift on Sunday too. It is a beautiful DS journal. I think you would have to see it to truly appreciate how lovely it is, but photos are going to have to suffice. All through it are touches of colour in the various Flea Market Fancy prints. It is gorgeous. Thank you, Di.
You think I would be done now, but I'm not. I resisted the Black Friday sales. I filled basket after basket online but then closed the window before I clicked on the 'checkout' button. It was killing me but when you added on the postage costs to the fabric costs I couldn't do it. I did find a compromise. A much smaller purchase than any of those ones I wanted from overseas, and from M is for Make so I didn't have to pay a small fortune for posting. Left to right there is Field Study, 2 x Soul Blossoms, Loulouthi and Flea Market Fancy.
Finally - yes, the last one - Sarah had a wee destash and jumped in there first and got three (yes, three!) charm packs of Terrain. Ever since the made the Terrain HST quilt I have been in love with the line. Of course it completely disappeared from the shops as other people loved it to, and bought it. Well, Sarah hoarded it and decided to hoard it no longer. My turn! Thank you, Sarah!