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Monday, June 25, 2012

Exploring...

I had a great time out in the Texas heat yesterday morning shopping local fabric stores.  I was on the hunt for lining fabric for my new purse!  I finished the stitching a few weeks ago but haven't had the time to shop.
So when I found myself with some extra time yesterday a.m. I took off!  First I went to The Common Thread and found a peaceful oasis of color .  I left with a yard of beautiful rayon with a tone on tone design that matches the jade green in my purse exactly.  And of course, a Dragonfly button I couldn't continue the day without.
Second I zipped down and around the corner to The Stitch Lab Here I found a riot of color squeezed into the cutest bungalow.  They teach many classes but one in particular draws many of their young stitchers to The Needle Works for fine wool to do crewel embroidery.  
Of course, I left here with a wild print that upon checking out I found to be a Kaffe Fasset print, the man does everything!  I first met him at a lecture in Rochester, NY....too many years ago...neither of us were sporting silver hair back then.  I was a knitter back then...and did not want to knit with that many colors but knew immediately that I would definitely stitch with that many.  His excitement about color was indeed contagious to this mind.  
Now to make a decision....I want to use both!

These little yellow flowers also had to come home
with me from the  Stitch Lab.

My Desert Flower is full of blooms!
Beautiful way to start the day!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Kimberly! What wonderful fabrics. I just love those patterns, and the colors...such a beautiful lining your purse will have with either one you choose to use. Cute buttons too. I was looking at your older posts, and your work is truly beautiful!
    ...Thanks so much for your welcome back message. xo Paulette :)

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