Tuesday 10 July 2012

a word from my sponsors

 Being an independent quilter I don't rely on sponsor's*
for my fabrics.
However I do have my own fabric sponsors
they are my family and friends.
 Last week was my birthday week
and it was overflowing with fabric.
The first was a luscious bundle across the pond from my pal Mary
I'm sure you have all met her by now,
but if not go take a look,
she is a true inspiration.
Thank you Mary!!
 Another bloggy friend who is never empty handed
gave me these two above.
Fabric is fabric,
I don't care if they've had a past life,
I can give them new lives.
The turquoise has already been chopped!
 The very pretty rose floral is a huge pair of  rescued curtains
courtesy of my Mother in law.
I thought they would make great outdoor cushions or
hang them as they are!!
That was until I found this beauty.
£5 from a charity shop!
I think it's vintage...it's called anemone from fothergay.
There is at least 5 metres of  it.
I think it would make an awesome door curtain for our new extension,
just don't tell the old man!
How lucky am I?
I think I shall make a new resolution
that my birthday week will always
contain fabric in some form or other.

*ps I'm not immune to the idea of a fabric sponsor,
I'll do anything for fabric!


  1. Belated Birthday Wishes to you
    Belated Birthday Wishes to you
    I hope that your wishes
    find a sponsor or two!!!

  2. A belated Happy Birthday to you. Your new/old fabrics are gorgeous and I'm looking forward to seeing what you make. Have fun!
    Anne xx

  3. Belated Happy Birthday wishes Clare! :)

  4. All such lovely fabrics! The linen from Mary looks especially luscious!

  5. Great to see that you had a fabric filled birthday and such loving sponsors :o) hugs

  6. yay! Happy Birthday! So glad your birthday was full of fabric :)

  7. Fabric for birthdays is the best! Happy Birthday to you!

  8. There is something just wonderful about fabric with history isn't there? I often wonder where it's been and what it meant to someone. I think it's great that we recreate with it, you make some fantastic quilts, happy birthday for last week, Ada :)

  9. Gorgeous fabric, all! And what nice friends you have - I need some like that! Ha! And happy birthday, belated!

  10. Very lucky girl indeed. Happy Birthday! The turquoise is my fave! Hugs

  11. Yay! Sounds like it was a great birthday :-)

  12. A girl can never have too much fabric - especially on her birthday! Happy Birthday. X

  13. It's my birthday today! What a creative bunch we July babies are! I'd love to "sponsor" you with a little birthday fabric.....if you'll share your address with me????

  14. Absolutely wonderful. Ive lost my sewing Mojo at the mo, but I swooned over your fabric. xxxxx

  15. Happy birthday. Love your new stash. especially the turquoise one.

  16. aww belated happy birthday! I love your approach to fabric and quilting and you have fuelled my addcition to making Rose stars! I adore them so much. xx

  17. Belated birthday.
    Lovely fabrics
    Julie xxxxxxxxx

  18. Happy belated birthday Clare!! Gorgeous fabrics!

  19. That charity shop fabric is gorgeous and a BARGAIN!!! Well done ~ fabricy gifts are the best :)

  20. What a lovely post! Happy Belateds and all that ... Loving those florals xx

  21. That first/last floral is absolutely stunning. What a find! And happy birthday =)


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