Monday, July 13, 2009

Um, yeah....

So, My Sweet Baboo took me to *The Really Big Famous Fancy Resort Place that Used to be a Theme Park* in Nashville for an overnight birthday treat.

We couldn't drive by Textile Fabrics...while a sale was in progress...without stopping in to see if any new goodies had been added to the remnant room.

I didn't find any remnants that spoke to me when Miss A and I went up on Monday, but I grabbed six pieces Friday. Two of them aren't worth photographing...a yard and a bit of some gray Ambiance lining, and some very heavy navy blue cotton/lycra twill. One piece is already taken off to the laundry, but it's just a floral cotton knit (for testing knit patterns, I think! Or maybe for a nightgown; we'll see how much it softens in the wash), but the other three pieces are definitely worth a picture:


The pieces draped over the back are both wonderfully soft and light embroidered corduroy, tie dyed. I had to get both colorways; one for the orange-lovin' Flute Player; the other may make a shirt-jacket for me. The piece on the seat, though, is my Find...it's tie silk; a gorgeous jacquard of black, gold and cream. It's going to be a vest. I've got a yard and 5/8, but it's only 25" wide, so I'll need all of it for just the front and the facings. But, oh, won't it be nice!.

And, ahem, I spent $50 on it. Which I justified by saying 1) we did NOT take the little tour boat around the Delta atrium, which saved us $20. (I don't understand it. That boat was full every time we saw it. At $10 each...for a little wobbly loop...) and 2) we walked across the parking lots (about half a mile or so, I believe!) to the mall next door and ate at the Aquarium. After checking all the prices on the menus of the restaurants in the hotel, the Aquarium seemed downright reasonable. I figure we saved another $30 by NOT eating at the Old Hickory Steakhouse...and, bingo! I just paid for my little indulgence at the fabric store!

Um, the extra yardage in the Stash, however, may not be so easily dealt with. Oh, the rayon/lycra knits from Gorgeous fabrics came while I was gone, too, so the yardage is definitely UP. Time to do some serious sewing....

But there's nothing like walking through a mall full of poorly made, overpriced fashions to inspire some sewing.

(Cue the Beatles music) All I need is time...dut dut duh duh duh...all I need is time, time....time is all I need... ;)

3 comments:

  1. Okay, now I'm feeling some serious fabric envy!!!!! All your fabric is beautiful but that tie silk is FAB-U-LOUS!!!!! I can't imagine a better way to spend one's birthday than fabric shopping! :)

    I love how you justify what you spent. Frankly, getting out of a fabric store for $50 or under is pretty darn good, I think!

    I can't wait to see what wonderful things you do with it, and thank you so much for sharing your fantastic finds with us!

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  2. I'm with the Flute player...that orange is gorgeous!!!

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  3. Good for you! Sounds like a great weekend. Regarding the fabric - really it was $50, and this was your 50th bday, so it all fits. At least that's how I justify it.

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