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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Retail Therapy & Saturday Klosjes


These buttons are so cute.  Susan saw my Mason Jar buttons on my blog and very kindly gave me a big bag of buttons.  This is just a small sampling.  I love the old buttons on the cards.  My jar is three quarters full now!


I was also given these very special fabrics to add to Phebe.  I have always loved the pink and the blue pieces pictured in the front and I can't wait to use them.



I went shopping for some fabrics  to use in my Swan Lake hexagons ... 


and added some more fabrics to the Phebe basket.  There is nothing like a little retail therapy to get me back on track.  Thank you to everyone for your positive comments on my last post.  I am over my little hissy fit now and feeling very positive about all the projects I am currently working on.


I managed to make 8 babies this week.  I am aiming for 5 a week and if I make a few more, then that is a bonus.


I now have a grand total of 21!  I am looking forward to getting a few more made so I can start sewing them together.

Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend.

Sue-Anne xxx

28 comments:

Cubby House Crafts said...

Just love your fabric purchases!
Lisa

Nanci said...

I just purchased some new fabrics too! I can't wait for the delivery. I am tired just reading your plans! I try to not have more than one project on the go...my brain just doesn't compute more than that.
Love the quilt.

Béa said...

Beautifuls fabrics !!!

Nadine said...

Yes, gorgeous fabrics, indeed ... and your new baby spools are so, so CUTE !
Well done, dear ! ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND ;>)
XOXOXOOXOXOXOXXO
NADINE

Marieke said...

Beautifull buttons! I like collecting and reusing them as well. These are georgeous! And so are your klosjes. Do you already know how many you want to make? They look wonderfull and will make a beautifull quilt!

Magia da Inês said...

Olá, amiga!
Voltei para mais uma visitinha...
Seu cantinho continua lindo, criativo, alegre e acolhedor...
Um ótimo fim de semana!
Beijinhos.
Itabira - Brasil

Mayleen said...

I can see why your retail therapy gets you back on track! Beautiful fabric! I had a little therapy of my own yesterday too.

Mayleen

Brandie said...

You're a button lover also. I inherited ALL my Grandmother's buttton. I'll never be able to use them all, but I do love looking through them.

Annemieke said...

Very beautifull fabrics! I like the pink and blue ones very much. I too am going to buy more fabric the coming week and I 'm really looking forward to it.I will show it next week on my blog,
groetjes
Annemieke

ranette said...

Lovely, lovely inspiration!

Peti said...

he Sue-Ann, what a wonderfull blog you have. The ninepatch you made is lovelly. And so are the 'klosjes'. I hope you have fun to make them, just like I did!

Valentina said...

What a lovely gift: those buttons look like candy...
And You have such a great eye for fabric!!! I can't wait to see more of Phebe...Sue-Anne, I love how your Klosjes are coming along, and how you are combining your fabrics...I think I could just stare at your babies... oh, does that one say 'Love'!
xox
Valentina

Stina said...

Love the buttons.. :o)
And the fabrics bought and received... gorgeous..:o) Love your Spools... P R E T T Y!!!! :o)

Susan In Texas said...

I love your little klosjes. I can feel my willpower against starting anything new weakening everytime I see them. I have a bunch of small pieces of civil war repro fabric that doesn't match anything else in my stash that would be just perfect, and I would like to learn how to hand piece. Feel... willpower... slipping....

I feel like I deserve a treat after finishing ALL those quilt show slideshows!

Happy Klosjes,
Susan

Notjustnat said...

Detail therapy is a good fix when feeling down! Love the buttons fabrics specially that cute scissors with heart handles where did you find them? Hugs from the land of the white cloud NZ - Nat

suedio said...

Oh, lucky you with the buttons - how nice to see the jar filling up.

Klosjes are looking great. I see some of your special new fabric in there! Well, hopefully your retail therapy's working for you - but even if it's not, it's working for me! Seeing all your fabrics on display is making me want to get out some of my fabric and play!

Regards, Sue

Karen said...

I used to have a piece of the soft pinky color fabric with the acorns on it. I will work well in a reproduction quilt.

*karendianne. said...

Oh so pretty your Klosjes are. There is one in particular that I love. That lavender one. And aren't your scissors so adorable. Oh my gosh I love them. As for your hissy fit, I didn't really notice that but I'll agree there's nothing like a little retail therapy to lift a girls spirits.

Lizzie said...

Love new new stash additions and the buttons are adorable Sue-Anne. Your little babies are coming along beautifully, I have to say I was tempted to join in but I'm glad now I didn't! I just have so many projects going at the moment. Love your scissors in the photo too, can I ask you where you got them from?
Have a great sunday,
Lizzie
XXX

Shirley said...

Lovely fabrics Sue-Anne and the klosjes are looking good. You have been very busy this week. You might like this little idea for displaying some of those pretty buttons. I made a mini wholecloth quilt wallhanging and in the spaces added the buttons as a sampler. Not that you need anymore ideas!!!
Love Shirley.x

Julia said...

Lovely fabrics Sue-Anne and the klosjes are gorgeous.
Beautifull buttons! I like collecting and reusing them as well. I have some that date back over 50 yrs...I still have the buttons off my going away outfit from our wedding..
Julia ♥

Jo in TAS said...

Lovely buttons, I'm drooling!!! You're doing a great job on the Klosjes

Karen said...

Beautiful, beautiful fabric and pretty Klosjes!

Deb said...

Perfect Phebe colours there. Can't wait to see your progress.

I'm really enjoying wathcing all the Klostjes projects too. Yours are lovely.

katrien said...

What a nice fabrics,and the spools are so cute.

Karen said...

Those are some beautiful fabrics! Your spools are very cute. I just love the colors you've pick for them! I think 5 spools a week is a good goal. Like you said if you can do more then that is a bonus! :0)

wilmakuin said...

I love your Klosjes!!
What a beautiful Fabrics!!
Jammie....
:o)

deb said...

Looks like you had a great weekend...love the buttons!!!!!