Thursday, June 9, 2011

Falling in Love Again .........

I can't say that phrase without humming the song in my head......  I have been fortunate enough to have fallen in love a number of times in my life.  There are different types of love but all make your heart skip that extra beat.

I fell in love with all 4 of my babies the minute they were born :-

I fell in love with all 4 of my grandchilren the first time I cradled them in my arms :-

I fell in love with my gorgeous husband the first time we embraced :-

And last night I experienced a bit of fabric love with the delivery of this :-

and this :-

Not the same sort of love as the great loves of my life as previosuly mentioned but my heart did skip just a few beats I am sure.  I welcomed into my home A bundle of Fig Tree Butterscotch and Rose for my new BOM to be released in November.  A Bundle of Bonnie & Camille's "Ruby" for a new quilt design and a bundle of "Ruby" in Flannel "Just Because".

I have to admit to buying bundles of pre-packaged fabric and being unable to bring myself to open them for some time - They look so nice all bundle up and neatly wrapped.  This was the first time I had ever dismantled a bundle instantly.

I have had my new BOM Quilt drawn up for some time and have been waiting for just the right fabric to come along so I wasted no time in cutting up the fat quarters.

And started sewing blocks together

You know that you have fallen in love when you can't stop putting blocks together - I am afraid that I have fallen head over heels in love with Butterscotch & Rose.

Did you notice that my mojo has returned?  On Monday I went looking for him and dismantled my studio in the process.  Would you believe that he was hiding under my huge pile of UFO's?  I suppose he thought he would never be found there !!

Well in the process it was decided that I should move out of my tiny spare bedroom and perform a take over of our unused formal dining room.

So with help from Hubby, Sam & Amy we spent the day moving me in.

The room is much bigger and looks out over our front garden.

I still have quite a bit to move in but the essentials are there

There is room for a work table in the centre of the room when I have friends over to play

And room for some of the bolts I am currently using

So as you can see I have been quite busy this week and am really looking forward to the weekend so that I can finish moving in.

And maybe I will get some more time to play.




Jo in TAS said...

Nothing like a the right fabric to get that Mojo moving! Looking forward to seeing the finished BOM!

retdairyqueen said...

Can't wait to see what you create with all that beautiful fabric
How fantastic for you to get the larger room and the view to your garden, will Iam sure inspire you

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

A new creative space and fabric love - you must be in sewing heaven Fee. Enjoy the moment!
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Show and Tell said...

JEALOUS MUCH!!!!! Just saying......*Grin*

Anonymous said...

Fee what a beautiful organised sewing room and that view is to die for,glad you found your sewing mojo back

Jeanette said...

Ooo love that fabric & your sewing area. Where did you get the Ruby fabric? I've been looking online to get some but all i can find is "not released until October". Must be looking in the wrong spots. Hugs,

barb's creations said...

Glad to hear your mojo has returned,nothing beats a new sewing room to stimulate the senses...except msybe more fabric lol.I can't wai to see your new BOM as well :) Barb.

Shirley said...

I can't wait to see the projects with your new fabric. They are so pretty. I would love to have your view outside your window. It looks so relaxing to just sit there and enjoy it. Have a wonderful weekend. A Missouri Friend.

Pauline said...

room looks great Fee, you will keep your mojo for a while now I hope..looks the fabrics too..

Sarah said...

Ohhhh what LOVELY looking bundles! and SPACE to craft in - lovely!

Even better those sneak peels look goos!

Larissa said...

Such yumminess throughout this delightful post Fee!! I am so glad that your mojo has been found - and I'm sure he'll stick around a long time since he has a new space to work in!! Your new space is just divine!!! And those fabrics - I could die and go to heaven now I've seen such loveliness! Just beautiful! I am looking forward to seeing your new BOM!!

Isabella said...

Love your new fabric and what a room yeh only thing I noticed missing was your wee bird and of course your new wee man

Andra Gayle said...

what an amazing quilting space!

Margaret said...

As I read I thought Fee has found her Mojo, and feeling 'luvly" is such a luvly feling.

Joy said...

Ooooooh Fee, your new sewing space is to die for!!! Lucky you!!! How lovely to have so much room to work in ;o). Just love your sneaky peeks by the way - I can't wait to see what you've got up your sleeve ;o).
You must have friends in high places!!! I've been drooling over "Ruby" ... I thought it wasn't available til October!!! Lucky you!!!
Take care dear one!!
Love n hugs
Ethel xxxx *mwah* xx

Mrs Shepo said...

What a wonderful blog read Fiona, I had to read ir all twice, it made me feel so good. Looking forward to your new BOM in those yummy fabrics. Cheers Pat.

Annie said...

Love the fabrics, love the new sewing space, love how you have it decorated, love your post, love your blog and loving looking forward to seeing your BOM. xoxoxo

Kiwifruit-Shiree said...

what wonderful garden views Fee, inspiration abound I think here then!!
Great place for dreaming up winter projects!

Michelle said...

Gorgeous fabrics! I love your new room, I am sew happy for you, have fun! (silly me, of course you will;o)

Sunnybec said...

Oh Butterscotch and Roses I so want to get my hands on some of that.

Allie said...

Such beautiful fabric - I can't wait to see what you're making! And I love all your new space, it looks so inviting, Fee, I wish I could come help you!

Dawn said...

ooh ooh ooh...just Lurve Fig Fabrics...can't wait to see your BOM
Hugs Dawn x x x

Vicki ♥ said...

No wonder you are in love with those fabrics Fee........they are gorgeous!!! I love your new sewing area too... lots of room :) Hugs Vicki xxx.....Glad you found your mojo hunny :)

Unknown said...

I am Sooo Jealous! What a Gorgeous New Sewing Space & those Fabrics are sooooo Beautiful...
Can't wait to see what you are making...Glad to see you are Back!!

Wendyb said...

ooooo Fee, I'm in love too......with your new sewing room!!!! Aaaaahhhh, oooohhhhh, eeeeeehhhh....your mojo was sure to come out of hiding once it knew it was time to play there!!!!!
Love that new line of fabric favourite colours!
XXX sugary hugs sweets
Wendy :O)

Marilyn said...

Your new sewing room is beautiful. Such a view can only inspire the mojo to come out of hiding. Those fabrics are to die for, so looking forward to seeing what you do with them.
Hugs, Marilyn