Thursday, May 27, 2010

Borderprintedness

a noun - used to describe an acute case of collecting of border print fabrics (in the mild case version) or the hoarding of border print fabrics (in the acute case version).  Let's use it in a sentence so that you will have a clearer understanding of it's meaning..."Carolyn has an acute case of borderprintitis or borderprintedness."

See it's like this...I was minding my business at work today when I receive an email from a very dear and old friend.  My friend (the Fabric Mart Web Mistress of evil darkness and temptation) informed me that Fabric Mart is having a Memorial Day Sale (okay...I'm doing fine, no heavy breathing, no blood pressure rising)  and if you order over $25 you receive 15% off your order...if you order over $75 you receive 20% off your order...and if you order over $125 you  receive 30% off your order.  Okay, I'm not doing so well at this point...I'm actually starting to hyperventilate...the earth is spinning...my monitor is shaking and I need to get a grip!

Now do you think I get up and take a walk around the office...maybe stop and get a soda...see what's happening on the other side of the floor...ummm no...I click that link to take me to Fabric Mart's site.  And that's when my condition really starts to flare up...some how it just knew that Fabric Mart had lovely new border prints up for sale.  It sniffed them out right away...

So this one:


And this one:


are coming to join their comrades-in-arms, who just so happen to be living at my house now.  I have a serious case of borderprintedness.  There are now 13, yes, 13 cuts of border print fabric now abiding with me.  Its time to stop.  Its time to let others partake in the borderprintedness goodness.  Really, its time to share...so I'm sharing with you, the sale is up on Fabric Mart's site now...go...shop...enjoy some borderprintedness yourself.  Me...I'm done! 

It's Thursday night and I just have to make it through one more day...and sewing here I come!

...as always more later!

24 comments:

  1. Famous last words, I bet... :)

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  2. You are so funny!! You really must unsubscribe to those emails...like that will happen..haha

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  3. Those pieces are gorgeous..

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  4. They're gorgeous, but what (other than a gathered skirt) can you DO with a border print?

    What?

    Pattern numbers?

    HELP!

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  5. I have an early case of the same disease! Just finished a great border print jersey dress that got my heart working overtime, and I found a fabulous one at fabricmart yesterday and ordered! We are sick, sick people...

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  6. Well, they are beautiful, so I can imagine you couldn't resist. I can't wait to see what you'll be making with these fabrics!

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  7. Sometimes the treatment is worse than the disease. Don't try to cure it. Borderprintedness is like hypertension or diabetes. You adjust your life to accommodate the condition.

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  9. suffer from a milder version. These things just call out to me when I see them. I think part of it is the creative challenge of making them work. It adds that little extra mind push to our usual sewing. Just know you don't suffer alone. Is there a 12 step group somewhere? Borders Anonymous?

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  10. You are too funny! I like the way Elaray looks at it.

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  11. I'm like you . . . a big fan of border prints! I particularly like that first one you posted . . . I think it needs to come to my house, too!

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  12. They are very pretty pieces. I hope you make a couple of pieces up this summer. I have never bought border prints as I have no idea what to do with them.

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  13. I adore that first one, but I.will.be.strong....

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  14. This disease is catching. I feel a case coming on. I must go to Fabric Mart.

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  15. When I am at the fabric store and get a case of fabric-covetednous, that is I see a great buy and want to purchase the whole bolt - which I usually can't afford but my mind starts finding ways to justify . . .

    Then like you I remind myself that the world is full of good things. That I felt the exact same way several times over the years and still great fabric continues to be loomed. And given these things I can afford to be gracious and leave some great fabric out there for others.

    After some deep breathing, deliberate cognitive restructuring, and getting as far away from that bolt of fabric as I can - I am usually at peace with myself;)

    You did the right thing! Just hold on and think about all of the wonderful border prints you already have. Can't wait to see your finished pieces.

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  16. Oooh, those are very pretty! Can't wait to see yours made up.

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  17. oooo, Fabric Mart gets me every time......I'm so afraid of making a border print dress or skirt...I'm scared of cutting it too short or too long...then what??

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  18. Those are just gorgeous. SO many times after you fall into temptation and share with us, I just jump right in with you. So, I'm off to Fabric Mart....LOL!

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  19. I think this disease is connected to fabricoholism and possibly even chocolatoholism - both are pretty common I believe. Sometimes you just have to give in to these cravings, it simply can't be helped! I love your new border prints by the way - definitely not to be resisted.

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  20. Beautiful pieces and ironically I cut a border print fabric yesterday.

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  21. Hey, if I would have seen gorgeous fabric like that, I don't know if I would have been able to stop myself either.

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  22. i love those fabrics, and after all it's not like all us fabricaholics are hurting any one apart from the 'household budget' in my case. just kidding i manage to keep it within reasonable limits. although reasonable is a word that can be defined differently at times.
    i can't wait to see what you create with those.
    your work is so inspiring
    barbara

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  23. Carolyn, you are such an enabler! Now you have me looking for patterns that I can use a border print on!!!!

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  24. A good border print is hard to find! I just finished making a dress from an Anna Sui border knit I got from Fabric Mart. It put a huge smile on my face. :D

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