Sep 29, 2012

Blame it on the Full Moon



Yes, that is all I have to say for myself, after my behavior today! Blame it on the full moon. The pull of the tides of the brain. Has to be, what else could possibly explain the wanton seeking out of batik fabric that over took my being earlier today.
It all started with an email. Quilting buddies (no blog) Mary Ellen dropped me a note stating simply that Noel HAD to go to Gloversville for fabric and did I want to go along.  Of course I did. I rationalized my participation knowing that I had to get the backing for my son's (soon to be completed) quilt and have it ready for the machine quilter next Sunday. I have been told time and again by both these wonderful women that the Sewing Center is the place to go for batiks. What do I know from Adam?? I have (up to now) been a batik-a-phobe! They were awesome to look at, nice to the touch, but me? I'm a reproduction kind of gal. Until I wanted to make a masculine and some what contemporary feeling quilt that is. We won't get into all that just now.  Bright and early this am, I ran off to the hairdresser, then continued on to Mary Ellen's where she shoved me in the car (OK, OK...I went willingly) and off we drove to pick up Noel and hit the open road for the drive to Gloversville. I hadn't been to the center in many years and the drive was pleasant enough in spite of the rain. Friends have a way of making rainy days just a bit brighter, don't you agree? Once inside the shop, project in hand (along with a set of batik strips lord only knows why I had in the stash and an interesting pattern from Craftsy.com) I was pulling batiks and loving every minute of it!


Look what came home with me:


aren't they pretty! The bottom is a wide batik backing for son's quilt, the center is a gorgeous tree print which will be the border and backing for the Woven Basket Weave pattern, and the top brown/green/blue is for setting blocks for the basket weave.  Yup, its a full moon, definitely a full moon! Of course I did have to tip toe through the reproductions, but didn't even pull a bolt out of its shelving unit. Good thing- my repro cup runneth over to say the least! The girls had a grand time oohing and aahing over my choices, and each took great personal delight in bringing me over to the "batik side". I may never hear the end of this. But then again- that's what friends are for (or a full moon!).
It was a good day. Now I am off to the sewing room. It is to rain all day tomorrow. How sad- guess where I'll be? Photos soon, I promise :-)

What did you do under the influence of our full moon this fine month??  Do tell....

3 comments:

Monica said...

Harvesting batiks during a Harvest moon! xo

Carol said...

Karen what pretty fabrics! I'm so glad you had a wonderful day with friends. ENJOY your sewing time tomorrow!

Me and My Stitches said...

Nothing better than a road trip with friends in search of fabric!

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