Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Fallen in love........

..........with these 'Martinique' fabrics by 3 Sisters.  These fat 1/4s were purchased from eBay a while back and I haven't been able to bring myself to cut into them! Sad, isn't it? 

So I've decided I won't make that first cut yet, and instead will use the same fabrics, but from this Charm Pack.   Perfect for what I have in mind, another Skinny Verna Runner like this one I made a couple of months ago.  Guess this one will be called 'Skinny Martinique'. lol
 You can find the pattern here over at Moda Bake Shop. 

All of this will hopefully be achieved at the next Friday Night Sew In, being hosted by Heidi on Friday September 17th.   So join in the fun, and head on over to sign up!

Today is my youngest daughter's birthday, she received her giraffe pencil roll as part of her gifts this morning, so she is off to school with it today, feeling pretty pleased with herself.  She got her ears pierced a couple of weeks ago, so she also scored some earrings, some books and some other bits and pieces.  Her request for birthday dinner tonight is home made pizza, followed by a cream sponge for her birthday cake, so I'd better go and get baking! 

Thanks for all the e-mails I received on Saturday, wondering how we fared after Christchurch's earthquake.  Thankfully we are nearer the bottom of the South Island and didn't feel a thing.  My thoughts are very much with the folk in Canterbury, who have literally had their lives turned upside down.  It will be a long road to rebuild their beautiful city, but one I'm sure they will achieve.  They breed them tough in Canterbury!!

Till next time, take care.......Nicky

15 comments:

Raewyn said...

Hi Nicky
I can see why you don't want to cut into the Martinique fabric - it is gorgeous!! Very clever to have a matching charm pack you can use instead!! I hope your family has a lovely birthday tea tonight.

Katrina in NZ said...

Aren't your fabrics pretty :) Happy birthday to your DD, hope she's having a super day. Glad to hear that you weren't near the earthquake,was wondering if you may have been. We had a good jolt here in HB this morning, scary stuff.

BubzRugz said...

Glad to hear you are well - it is amazing to see the pictures of the earthquake and even more amazing no-one was killed....
The fabrics are very beautiful and will look lovely made up.... I can see why it is so hard to cut into that pile!
Hugz

Laurie said...

Oh! what lovely colours..just right up my street.
Glad you are safe, we have had a few rummbles on the North Island but here in Rotorua we have them weekly so don't take to much notice... but must admit i am more aware now.

Hugs Laurie

Farmyard Crafts said...

It's pretty nice fabric! I understand why you can't cut it yet!! I'm a bit like that with some of my Swell fat quarters... I bought two lots so I can keep one!

Marlene said...

your fabrics look stunning, I am cross stitching with reds and pinks at the mo, no normally my colours, can't wait to see what you produce, hope you birthday tea is good enjoy the pizza

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday to your DD! Hope she had a great day. I'm also pleased to hear you are safe. The fabrics are scrummy, I don't think I could cut into them either, it will make a very special quilt though.
Take Care

Annie said...

I have fabric that's too pretty to use too. The charm pack is a great idea for the runner.

Happy Birthday greetings to your daughter. Pierced ears is a big step!

Dianne said...

I have some lovely Martinique at home too, and haven't used it either. I hate when I do that, but it's like I'm waiting for the PERFECT pattern, and in doing so I'm missing out on enjoying the fabric now!

Deb said...

You and I are so much alike. I have those fabrics too, and I can't bring myself to cut them out!

Colleen said...

So glad to hear you are safe. Been thinking of you.
When I have fabric I love & don't want to cut into, I display it in a basket on a table or shelf. I do receive a lot of questions & ideas. Sometimes, after I have cut into the fabric, I save enough to make a small flower & place that in a basket. Yes, I do have a lot of baskets around by house.

Suzanne said...

Beautiful fabrics.

Glad to hear that you are ok after the earthquake.

Farmchick said...

Love those fabrics...beautiful. I enjoyed reading through your blog. You are very talented. :) I am a farmgirl too...a farmer's daughter and now a farmer's wife. Come say hi.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

What a lovely range of fabrics...

omashee aka Barb said...

I love these fabrics too! Gotta get me some! I have the same problem... I hate making that first cut into fabrics. Therefore, DH says I have an entire fabric store in my sewing room.
Hugs, Barb

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