At least once a year I like to take a week off work and stay close to home, using my days to read, write, piddle or just do whatever I like. Last week, one of those days included a trip to Little Quilts quilt shop in Marietta. It is a wonderful quilt shop, just packed to the brim with fabrics, books and notions, and I got these two prints from the Garden Tea Party line of fabrics by Audrey Jeanne Roberts.
I just knew there had to be other prints in this line, and an online search confirmed this, but these two made me happy, especially this design printed with names of teas. Did you know September is National Sewing Month? Well, it is, and I made a deal with myself: I would not buy this fabric unless I purposed to actually sew something with it in the month of September. So be watching. If I don't stitch it up by October, one of you gets the fabric. That's the deal!
Another reason I wanted to go to Little Quilts is because at the register, they have the most wonderful emery boards printed with lovely designs of quilts and other graphic images. I have several of them throughout my house and car, needed another and came across this design. Yes, I know it's got coffee beans on it, but I'm thinking that cup in the middle is dark puerh tea.
As I was checking out, I saw a display of jewelry and this handmade card. The pin is made in Thailand, the card is made of great specialty papers, and I just knew it would probably be out of my price range. Would you believe the whole kit and kaboodle was just $9.95? What a pleasant surprise! "Do I see a theme going here?" the saleslady asked as she rang up my purchases, and of course I nodded yes. If she only knew!