Here's a hint, when you're ill don't shop online, because you will buy anything and everything, with a very good purpose or use in mind, and then when it arrives a week later, you will be Surprised, Shocked and Bewildered. Who ordered all this stuff? What was she planning to use it for? And then the credit card bill comes, aieeee.
So whilst I was waiting the bronchitis to leave my body, my poor addled brain let my fingers do the walking and I ended up with this stuff:
Beads and jewels from FireMountainGems
Bundles of fat quarter stripes from Hancock's of Paducah (I love how they don't ship during "quilt week", because they are so inundated with visitors to the big quilt show going on).
New fabs also from Hancock's. The sock monkey fabric is for my son Zach, who is for some reason nick-named "Sock Monkey King" by his buddies. And I found some Dia de los Muertos fabric that kerris had teased me with, so hah! The black/white print is supposed to look like fishnet stockings...oohlala!
These were actually purchased on an in-person field trip I took with my friend Debbie, to Thai Silks in Los Altos. I can't believe it, this was the first time I ever went there, and it is so close too. A whole store filled with just silk (except for one small selection of cotton batiks). Almost too much to choose from. These are sage greencolored silks, they look very grey though in this picture for some reason?? I'm going to try to do a monochromatic quilt with them, or maybe a wearable since they are pettable silk, especially the raw silk in the foreground.
These were cheapie silk scarves, some with fringe, some not. I may add beads, or sew them all together for a shawl or just admire their beauty.
Thai Silks $1 grab bag, this is fun stuff. Except it was all STAPLED with Giant Industrial sized-staples that made me bleed and break fingernails, grrrr. But there is some purty stuff in here. What do you think a nine-patch made out of chiffon samples? Sounds like something DebR would do (B.E.G.).