Sewing with Grandma -
Well, not exactly sewing, but cutting out an apron. :-)
My mom took some fabric and pattern for an apron for my niece. She wanted to try to sew it with her while we were there, but they only managed to get it cut out. Still – great memories.
(Mom is going to love me for posting a picture of her with curlers in her hair. hehe)
Meanwhile, my sister-in-law was sewing diligently in the background.
One of our first adventures in Australia was visiting a fabric and craft store called Spotlight. It is similar to JoAnn in many ways, though they do offer some housewares as well. The prices there did seem high to us on many things, but the sale prices seemed quite good. There were some good sales on while we were there, as well as some interesting Australian themed fabrics, and I did come home with a nice pile (mostly) to add to my stash. :-)
The kookaburra in the foreground is actually printed on a handkerchief which I bought at a gift shop. I hope I still have my mom’s vintage hanky collection somewhere around here, as this would make a nice addition to some project with those. The yellow fabric with the strawberries was a sweet gift from my sister-in-law. :-)
The fabric wasn’t the only “stash” we brought back, however.
Even better! :-)
Most of the chocolate was a gift from my brother and his wife for all of us here to enjoy together. Some was already eaten before this photo was taken. <grin>
And, of course, I couldn’t leave without taking a photo of this amazing stash! So much visual happiness!
My sister-in-law has inherited and been given a lot of fabric and has also bought a lot herself. This is a great blessing from the Lord. As you may know from previous posts, she has her own Etsy store where she and the children sell handmade items. She also makes custom orders, which keeps her quite busy. After seeing this fabric stash I hope my husband won’t pester me too much about mine – at least for awhile. ;-) It’s a lovely arrangement too, because in that dark closet her fabrics stay well away from the light, but they are easily accessible for choosing what to use next. Ah! What to make next! Sweet thought.