Monday, June 28, 2010

My Name Is Michele and I'm a Fabriholic

Well, I did it. I took over our formal dining room. The table and china cabinet are still there, but lookie what the hubs bought me at Ikea yesterday. Shelves! I managed to fill them up nicely, didn't I? Egad, I have a lot of fabric. Somebody stop me! Keep in mind I've only been quilting three and a half years. I need to make bigger quilts obviously. Or maybe quit buying fabric. Maybe now I'll be able to get to my fabrics easier. They've been stored in tubs in the guest room (and sometimes on the bed). Now someone can actually use the guest room!

My graphic design studio has lived in my formal living room since we moved here 12 years ago and the dining room is attached. We've used the dining table maybe six times since we moved in. Most of the friend and family get-together's gravitate toward the kitchen, family room and back porch. We're not a formal bunch. The living and dining area can be shut off from the rest of the house, which is sometimes a good thing with loud teenagers and their friends.

Now I'm afraid to sew anything! I might mess up my neat stacks. I found lots of fun fabrics yesterday, so I'm sure I'll be back in the groove soon.

I did get a good start on my doll quilt for DQS9. I've added some embroidery since this photo. I'm trying to decide how to quilt it now. I'm way ahead of schedule, so there's plenty of time.

Hope everyone had a great weekend. It was hot, hot, hot here.


  1. Oh my gosh Michele what I wouldn't give for that stash,and to think it only took you 3 1/2 years to acquire it.

  2. Love your stash. So much easier to be creative in a space like that.

  3. Michele, congratulations on your new shelves! All of your fabric looks so pretty ;-) I like the hexagons you added to your mini quilt.

  4. Wow! That makes my mouth water! I've recently started pulling out (some of) my stash to stack on shelves. It is amazing what wonderful things you can find when they aren't all tucked away in tubs!

  5. I want to come play at your house! That wall o' fabric is totally inspiring. Good for you, claiming a dedicated space. I know all too well - if you're raising teens, you deserve (and need) it!

  6. OOO the doll quilt is looking fun!

  7. Admitting is the first step! Great stash you have there! Can't wait to read more from you.

  8. All the pretty and super-organized colors...that makes me happy just to look at. But to own - oh I DO love colors, even if I hate sewing.



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