Wednesday, January 20, 2010

sewing and other thoughts

"I'm in love and I don't care who knows it." This is what I said as I got in the car on Saturday while out and about in Ft Worth. To which my husband replied "I love you too, babe..." as he maneuvered the car onto a busy road.
Then I felt bad as I was referring to the plump brown paper bag I was hugging on my lap. It held various fabrics I had just spent 1.5 hours choosing at a quilt shop. And by the way isn't fabric much lovelier in a brown paper bag? The kind that makes crunchy noises as you rummage through it.
It's not everyday I am in a fabric store sans kids and really can't help my immature self to become giddy and talkative and make everyone in the car look at each cut. It's nearly a three hour drive home--that's a long time to listen to some one's wife/mother talk about sewing and fabric and vintage patterns and thrifting and painting furniture and how my foot is hurting again. Good thing I unknowingly locked the house keys in the house when we left so the husband/dad could do something manly and break into his own house.

I rearranged my sewing corner to look out a window instead of a wall. It makes me happy.

This is the Nicey Jane collection from her. This is what inspired me to feel in love and talk all the way home. Though in my head I call it Pricey Jane.

I really liked your comments on my last post. Isn't it in the Untrained Mother's Rule Book that if the crib is packed up and the maternity clothes given away, then pregnancy is immediate? The truth is I would love to have more children. But sometimes it's easier said than done! I feel very blessed to have the five I have and truly can't believe I have that many.

In other Freckled Hen news, I have done seven loads of laundry today and really don't feel like making dinner. What does the Untrained Mother's Rule Book say about that????


Andi said...

I love the idea of fabric. But alas, I don't love the idea of creating with my own hands. I love the idea of that adorable sewing scene you posted. But alas, I will never bother to sew, so it seems sorta pointless for me. But, regardless, this was a fun post. And what the heck is the Untrained Mother's Rule Book?

jen said...

i think i may very well be addicted to fabric so i understand your love completely!

Sissy said...

I think it runs in the family - needing a sunny window to sew surrounded by lovely textiles. I won't mention my over 200 fabrics supporting my on-line etsy addiction! Hubby & I have date night this weekend. I will try ohh so hard not to discuss my sewing projects.

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Jacqueline said...

I can see it now! A Queen, living in her castle with her sewing room and five children sitting beside her glass slippers! Tomorrow we are going shopping for my Queens in Training Grab-bag-give-away...we could stop at the fabric store for you. Don't forget to bring your gold and silver coins!

Leila said...

I'm inordinately in love with my fabric too!
I have great envy, in the most Christian way possible, of the last one on the pretty!