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Friday, April 15, 2011

Floral and Favourite thing Friday

My contribution to Floral Friday fabric is this beautiful violets fabric. I don't usually have a lot of mauve or purple fabrics but when I saw this I had to buy it, all 2 metres of it plus fat 1/4's in the range. I have had this fabric for a really long time and have always been going to design something for it but the truth is I can't bear to cut it up (how silly is that). I get such pleasure when I look at all those gorgeous violets. As a little girl my Nanna had the silk type that she used to wear as a brooch and I loved them. Even one of my bears in Bear Posies quilt is called Violet and has a posy of Violets. I think also the fabric has vintage cards etc. on it and I love that as well.
Check out everyone else's favourite fabrics over at Bronwyns http://korumburraquilting.blogspot.com/
My Favorite Thing Today is:
My old Singer Sewing machine my husband bought me for our 25th wedding Anniversary. It has lots & lots of my other favourite sewing bits and pieces on it. Thimbles, my great grandmothers needle container, my Nannas pin tin, a lovely spool box my daughter bought me when she first started working, old cotton reels and other treasures. You may have guessed by now that I am a bit of a "pack rat" but only with certain things. My husband went out one Saturday while I was working and bought it in a little country village about an hours drive from where we live. It is still in working order with a new belt in the draw. For other Favourites pop over to Shays at http://fairybreadmusings.blogspot.com/

14 comments:

  1. Lovely Violet fabric Michelle, I especially admire your old Singer though, I have one too, bought from a lady who no longer had room for it, mine like yours is in working order and covered in sewing paraphernalia,oh yes I am a horder of such things also. Cheers R.

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  2. I'm admiring your Singer also, what a beautiful piece they are...would also like to own one some day & cover it with treasured bits!
    Cheers....Jane.

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  3. Your violet fabric is really nice. It's funny how we can't bear to cut some fabrics. Maybe you could make a nice patchwork envelope with lace trim for undies or a nice shoulder dust protector that goes over a coat in the wardrobe with prairie points border. Just so you can see it everyday. I also like you thimble collection.

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  4. Your violet fabrics are so pretty Michelle. I love violet talc - very 'old lady' I know but the smell is divine. Instead of cutting the fabric up you could do what I do and make table cloths. I have so many made from fabrics that I adore.
    Thanks for sharing in Floral Friday

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  5. Those fabrics are just glorious Michelle, I can understand how you feel about not wanting to cut them, I must confess I have some fabrics like that also, it's like "wanting the cake and eating it too" :-) Cheers Kaylee

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  6. Michelle I love love your violet fabrics. I love it so much that I used it a few years ago to make our 25th wedding anniversary quilt out of it. They are some of my favorite pieces.
    Hugs
    donna

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  7. Some fabrics are just too good to cut up but maybe the perfect design will come to mind one day. In the mean time you can admire it as is. I love violets too. Tracee xx

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  8. I have sooo many fabrics I can't bear to cut up because I haven't thought of a project that will do them justice, oh well, they look pretty in piles on my shelf.

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  9. I too have lots of piles of fabric that are way too pretty to cut up, so I can totally sympathise with you.
    How wonderful to have a Singer in good working order, a lovely present.

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  10. Beautiful voilets. Hope you find just the right project for that fabric. Mom had an old Singer that I learned to sew on. They are great machines.

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  11. Beautiful fabrics , I made a table cloth with similar fabric with a matching fabric for a border and it is lovely .I gave it to my Mom for Mothers Day .Your Singer is beautiful , lovely piece of furniture and I love that you have all those sewing items on display .

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  12. Love the fabrics Michelle!

    I used to have a singer treadle when I was a kid and used it for a desk. I have no idea where it went. I wish my folks had kept it because I would love to have it as a display just like yours. You have a real knack for arranging/staging. It looks so pretty!

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  13. Hello Michelle,

    I am sure we probably can all own up to buying material that is too pretty to cut up. The perfect pattern will come along one day. Love the photo's of your sewing machine and its display. Happy days.
    Bev.xoxo

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  14. I love the thimble collection and all those bears too!

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