Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Constant use will not wear ragged the fabric of friendship. -Dorothy Parker

First of all, I just need to say thank you to all of the people who stopped by my blog and left comments (75 so far and another 25-30 email comments) as part of Amy’s Blogger’s Quilt Festival. You guys are just awesome and I really appreciate all of your sweet words, encouragement, and quilting tips. In honour of all you lovely people who’ve said you’ll be back to my blog, and all of the wonderful readers who have been with me for awhile, I will be hosting a giveaway within the next couple of weeks. Things are a bit crazy around here right now because of school, but I’m hoping that if I get a little bit of time to plan in advance that everything will go swimmingly.

This past weekend Alex and I went up to my Mum’s house to celebrate (Canadian) Thanksgiving and my birthday. My birthday was actually last Monday, but I was born on Thanksgiving weekend so my birthday has always been celebrated with my family then. My Mum made turkey, mashed potatoes, roasted carrots, and mixed green and yellow beans for dinner, and for dessert we had ice cream cake (my birthday cake), pumpkin pie, and grasshopper pie. It was great – thanks Mum!

As part of my birthday present my Mum took me to Fabricland (the one up there is so much better than the dungeon-like one I go to here in Toronto). I usually like to buy a lot of my fabrics online or at The Workroom since the more modern American designers’ fit my tastes more, but I often get my small-scale florals and solids, and notions at Fabricland. My Mum bought me my Fabricland membership for this year (25-50% off, yay!) and then she used the discount to get me another cutting mat, a new rotary cutter (mine was super cheap), new blades, an acrylic ruler, a measuring gauge, and a couple of other small things. She also bought me some fabric!

Fabricland only recently began carrying fat quarters (both pre-packaged and ones they cut in store) so I picked these 5 out.

I also picked up a few metres of these fabrics. The ones on either end are the same print but in different colourways and they’re lawn! I love lawn! These just so happen to be the same print (but in blue) that I used when I made my fabric bracelet which I shared a few posts back.

She also bought me this awesome pack of 26 different Guttermann threads, bring on the sewing!

My Mum is pretty cool, eh? I have some other things to share with you all, but no time right now. I’m running out to class in half and hour and am still wearing my pyjamas!


  1. Happy belated birthday! Your birthday goodies are wonderful! I had no idea Fabricland was carrying FQ's! The one closest to me is so horrible I never go there!

  2. Ooooh Fabricland! Sounds like your version of Disneyland - the happiest place on earth, hahaha.

    That meal sounds delicious. I love turkey and mashed potatoes. And icecream cake is always a good one! But what on earth is Grasshopper pie?!!!

  3. That was a great gift from your mom. My son was born the day before the American Thanksgiving - this year it falls on the holiday. So we will be having a similar celebration.

  4. What a nice mom you have! Thank you for the pinwheel info; I am heading over there first thing tomorrow!

  5. Happy bithday to you, Kaye! The next time you go home to your mom you'll have to take pictures of your doll quilts and put them in your blog. I would love to see them!