Aunt Emily

Emily Bowyer Hammel was my father's older sister. She was the dearest person I've ever known. Over several adolescent summers, she patiently taught me how to sew and how to cook. I loved her. Sadly, she has been gone these few years and I miss her very much. However, I am carrying on her legacy of sewing and trying to carry on her legacy of caring.

Monday, March 17

Did you ask how much fabric did I get last week????

First, I got three patterns from Dana Marie Designs/Purrfection Patterns. The first is the sweatshirt show in the previous post. The others are shown above - the Exceptional Shirt and the Modern Poet. I am sure, once I crack the pattern making approach, these will be great additions to the wardrobe. In September, at the American Sewing Expo in Novi, Michigan, I bought the Classic Jacket and one of the coat patterns as well.

Then, I received an order from Hancocks of Paducah. The two fabrics on the left are lovely - the design is Fortuny Peony Damask in Flame and Blush, for the Flower Show II collection by Benartex. The green daisy (Michael Miller's Daisy Daze) I'm thinking about for the green trench coat I posted about before - it would make a great lining! I also picked up a few pieces that match fabrics I've purchased previously.

Oh, and the new IKEA in West Chester opened on Wednesday, I got three yards of FREDRICKA to make pillow shams for the dark blue couch in the family room. As I've looked at this fabric, I am wondering if I should get more and make curtains as well.

And, finally, an order from The Material Girls in Dearborn, Michigan! []. The fabric at the top, shown in both photos, is a great cotton that has a variety of quotes, designs etc that will be a nice accent on bags or tops. [produced by -]
The umbrella pattern poly on the left may be the new lining of my cream colored trench [Deborah Parker, designer at].
And then the final four - a peachy pink and brown daisy design from City Girl by Kitty Yoshida will make a dynamite skirt and top [
The next is Cho-Cho Floral Sprigs Red by Kumiko Sudo for In The Beginning Fabrics. I haven't seen this particular fabric in any of the other quilt shops. [].
The final two are from the Three Sister's Flea Market collection from - - oh four or five years ago? I started a quilt in the glass colorway, and am still collecting bits and pieces as I come across them.
These should keep me busy for a bit, don't you think??


kristy said...

love your fabric selections - great colours and prints. And if making these into something great doesn't keep you busy, bying more fabric certainly will!

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