Friday, February 17, 2012

Today and This Weekend

Today I.... some pretty fabrics in the mail.

New Fabrics

A stack that grew when I went to buy the peacock print on the top. I've been waiting so long to snatch some of that up.

Lovely bright shot cottons all the way from the UK. Oakshott to be presise. I blame Lynne for this as she is giving away a color box and so many people are vying for it. I also didn't want to wait to see if I won before getting my hands on some.

Oakshott Fabrics

I am very, very pleased with both the fabrics and the company itself. They send packages to the US by FedEx Express, which means you get it overnight. I didn't quite get my the next day because I wasn't home when they tried to deliver, but I did go pick it up from them the first chance I got. I got a promo code when I signed up for their newsletter which equaled free shipping. The prices on their site include VAT, which is promptly removed if you do not live in the European Union. And as an unexpected bonus, they threw in a color card for free. After some not so great experiences with other online fabric stores, I am giddy over all of this. I also had read that the shot cottons most people use are not going to be sold anymore (boooo!) so this is an excellent option.

I didn't want to spring for a color box right away as I wasn't sure how I would feel about the fabrics. I am just so picky with everything. So I picked up a charm pack and two kits. These are the kits I bought (images from Oakshott's website).

...picked out fabrics for my Cathedral Windows apron.

Pull for Apron

This weekend I...

...will be making up one, if not both, of Chad's vests.

...will be starting, if not finishing, my Cathedral Window apron.

...will be embroidering my Nesting Place needlebook.

...will be finishing at least the top of my Sparkle quilt.

...will at least prep the fabric for the Dessert of the Month Club and hopefully start.

...will be watching some long-anticipated stock car racing, as it starts Saturday night!

How about you? Any plans for the weekend?


Sana Saroti said...

That is a looooong list! Unfortunately I have to work tomorrow and afterwards I'm gonna be dead tired. I hope I get myself motivated for some crafting on Sunday. Love the veggie-fabric and the purse/tote (?) pattern! Have fun with it and a great weekend!

Pam said...

Lovely fabrics. Thanks for the link.. it's always good to know how others find an online store.

Erin @ Billy Button Design said...

Today is my sewing day if I get off this computer. Got to start a new zippy pouch. Wow you went all out on the fabric....extra special when it comes to you the next day!

Kelli said...

What a treat!! I LOVE to get fabric in the mail, and you got some great, drool worthy prints and solids! I could just stare at those blocks of solids all day. So cool. That is a really really long list for one weekend! Good luck with all your goals and happy stock car racing!:o)