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Saturday, May 26, 2007

New Fabric

We went to Winnipeg on Thursday for an art show opening for Heidi Hunter. The link will lead you to her website. Her show is being held at Galery Lacosse if anyone in the area wants to check it out. The show is up until June 9.

During the afternoon I was able to visit three fabric stores. I was looking for a bit of gray to finish my split nine patch quilt (didn't find it but managed to get it together with what I had on hand) and ended up with three pieces that I liked. The green one is actually wire fencing which I thought might come in handy if I ever have to pen in more animals. The blue is shirting fabric and it may end up in a shirt of skirt. I bought it at Economy Textiles by the pound. I also bought a large piece of white for dyeing. Not so interesting to look at but lots of fun to use.




It has been raining and raining and raining around here. We are water-logged and it's still pouring down. We need some sunshine so I can till and plant the garden and we need to mow the grass soon. The forecast, unfortunately, is looking pretty wet.

10 comments:

meggie said...

If only the planet could see fit to dump more of that rain on our fair country!
Interesting fabrics.
I am going to a Doll Bear & Quilts show today. Last year they only had a few traders, but they have changed the venue this year, to a local Racecourse, so there may be more. I had better get my wallet filled!

Norma said...

That "wire fencing" is perfect to coral the farm animals you are making!

quiltpixie said...

thanks for the gallery link! You always seem to know the interesting shows around :-)I'll have to call a couple of girlfriends around the city and see if we can make a trip

anne bebbington said...

Joyce - I have this mental picture of you chasing all those stitched animals with their flappy tails and ears and you're wielding that green fencing fabric valiantly trying to wrap them all up in it - okay I know I'm just completely bonkers I'll go off and lie in a darkened room :o)

Lily said...

LOL you didn't mention the pink fabric Joyce. What will you do with that?

Chelsea E said...

pink and grey are great together. I like your fabric choices...smile

Morah said...

I LOVE that pink dot! It raining here....so bad it woke me up!

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Love the purcheses and the wire especially!
Enjoyed your thrift shop finds, there's nothing better than a bargain that gives to charity as well! Tracey

atet said...

Love the fabric finds -- especially that pink and black dot!

Here's hoping you get some sunshine, I know I always feel better on a sunny day.

Libby said...

A day buying fabric is always a good day *s* Hope your weather dries up soon.