Last Thursday evening, I went fabric shopping and for coffee with Mary, a blog reader. When I left, I told my daughter and son-in-law that I'd be home between nine and ten only Mary and I were having such a good time chatting that it was ever so slightly after ten by the time I got back to the apartment. As I walked in, I heard my daughter say she's back now. They were worried about me meeting up with some stranger I'd met on the Internet and my son-in-law had gone out looking for me. Sweet and TOO FUNNY! A taste of parenting on a different level only...
... Mary is no axe murderer. She's a sewist and an absolute delight to shop and visit with. It turns out we think similarly and have several of the same fabrics in common including the grey check above which we both bought. It's one of those unknown fiber fabrics as if they have no idea what they put in the weave. I know it's a cover your butt kind of statement but really... give us a hint. They must have some idea. I do... because... I bought another piece similar to this a few months ago and when I washed it, the resulting fabric had a linen/cotton kind of feel. I'm hoping this one will be similar. The abstract print is light-weight cotton. I'm debating which is the top and which is the skirt. Both were 70% off.
This one was only 50% off and more than I'd normally pay only I'd been admiring it for over a week already. It's 100% polyester with ribbon roses on a knit background. The fabric is heavy but has drape. It's yet still another coat fabric for my collection. One day, I really must sew a coat. In this case, a sweater coat.
Until she comes to visit again, this is the last picture of Chloe. She's back with her people and taking very good care of the baby. She stands on the end of the bed or in the chair and looks into the crib to make sure he's where he's supposed to be. Above, she really wanted to know what that magic contraption was and watched it for quite a while to make sure "her" baby was okay. Later on in the day, I caught her trying to sniff it out only it started swinging the minute she put her paw forward which must of scared her because she backed up real quick and looks from the floor now.
I am back with my people too. I got home early yesterday afternoon, unpacked, and spent the rest of the day lounging around although I did start washing fabric - naturally - fabric before laundry right? Today, I'll wash clothes and do a few errands and then... perhaps... I'll even stitch something. What fun that would be.
Talk soon - Myrna
Grateful - On the trip home, there was a fully loaded logging truck coming too fast around the corner heading toward me. I literally saw the trailer tip onto two wheels and then right itself as the cab pulled it forward. Thankfully. It would most likely have been fatal, definitely messy, and not at all fun. I'm grateful to be home safe.