The Fabric Devil made me do it! That's my story and I'm sticking to it! Come on, there must be a fabric devil out there! He sneaks up on unsuspecting crafters and hits them over the head with his evil fabric pitch fork and forces them to buy tons of stuff! Well, it's either that or someone ordered a boatload of fabric in my name! What other explanation is there for what I came home to after 5 days away:
Geez! I'm not sure what happened here! I got solids, Kei dots in three colors (thanks Mom!), Habitat, 1001 Peeps, Metro Kitchen, It's A Hoot in twill, Prince Charming, Tailor Made, Heather Ross, FMF, Alexander Henry, Summer in the City, loads of fun scraps from Gabrielle
, Echino, purse frames and glue, thread, and a rainbow of pearl cotton. OOOPS! My hubby about had a heart attack when he saw all this laying on the dining table. Granted, some of this is swaps (the FMF, AH, SITC, and fun scraps), but still. Yikes! Even I was a little ashamed! Oh well. What's done is done. P.S. A good bit of this came from fabric.com and I know that a lot of people have issues with them (poor/no real folding technique, sent wrong fabric, etc.), but honestly, at 30% off with free shipping, they can have a blind dog cut, pack, and ship my fabric and I wouldn't care! Some deals are too good to pass up!
Now for pictures from my trip to Nashville! We did more than go to the zoo, but somehow, I forgot to snap pictures of almost anything else!
Nonna and Roarke
It's a meerkat, Mama!
Um, yeah, so I saw this and thought, "It's a quilt!" I have a sickness.
I had to use the zoom on this one because no way was I getting close! This is a hissing cockroach! I'm terrified of roaches. I can handle almost any other bug or animal, but not those. *shudder*
Those weird, thin twig looking things are actually part of an electrical fence
Zebra butts! :)
I'm always surprised at the color of flamingos!
They only had one animal out to pet in the petting zoo! What a bummer! This goat saw a lot of action though!
A yard long Icee with unlimited refills. This made everyone's day!
Nonna and Roarke were best pals on this trip!
Cian kept holding out his hand for my camera because he thought it was my iPod and he wanted to play.
Stink face at the zoo.
We only got a single stroller for Cian, but Roarke got hot and tired so he had to ride too. I don't blame him! If there had been room I would have crawled in there too!
Giraffes are my favorite!
We also went house hunting! We think we're going to build something like this!
Or maybe this! We aren't sure yet, but building seems to be the way to go. That way, we get everything we want!
Or maybe craftsman?
Dang. I love a porch though!
I did check out one fabric store while I was in Nashville (Fabric Textiles), but holy cow! Their prices are higher than I have seen ANYWHERE! They do have a nice selection of modern fabric, but there is simply no way to justify that kind of markup! (think over $12/yard for regular quilting cotton!) They did just have an amazing sale at the end of June where everything was 50% off. My mom got me three colors of Kei dots (see picture above) for $10/yard, but just think, that means they retail for $20/yard! What?!?!? Insanity! Anywho, I'm sure we'll be making more trips to Nashville since we are pretty sure we're moving there once hubby gets out of the Military (next summer).