However, today I wanted to talk about that moment of anticipation that you get when you order a new fabric from the internet, or the split second feeling of anticipation you feel when you step over the threshold of a fabric store, or even the deep breathe that you take when you receive a package from a friend and you know that it contains fabric.
Now you know what I'm talking about...its that split second when your heart beats just a little bit faster and your breathe comes a little quicker, and all your senses are standing on alert...its Fabric Euphoria! Its hopes and dreams, anticipation and possibilities...its when all your creative senses are on high alert and you KNOW something wonderful is about to happen.
Fabric Euphoria definitely occurs when you are alone but man on man does it seem to descend as a magical cloud filled with fairy dust when you are with someone else, be it friend or mentor, or with a group of like minded individuals! Everyone in one room, on one accord, looking for the perfect piece or pieces of fabric...yeah, Fabric Euphoria is definitely around!
So Fabric Euphoria is what I felt when I walked into my living room the other night and saw the two boxes of fabric waiting...several thoughts quickly flitted through my mind...relief that it was here...anticipation ~ because who knew what they actually looked like...joy ~ fabric was here...
So for Julie ~ here is what came:
3 yards of blue/white argyle print flannel
3 yards of blue/white bandana print flannel
2 yards of sports equipment print flannel
4 yards red Italian wool/angora knit
2 yards blue Italian wool/angora knit
From Fabric Mart
3 yards black wool crepe blend
6 yards black mediumweight wool crepe
(please refer to The Quest post!)
5 yards Anna Sui print silk charmeuse for lining
4 yards Anna Sui print silk charmeuse for lining
(boy have I dipped into that well enough times!)
After a very early morning in the mall with my mom and sister (ummmm we left home at 6:30 am), I really have an urge to sew and the unfinished Simplicity 3631 black wool crepe dress is calling my name...maybe I will give in and get reacquainted with my sewing machine especially since my Christmas shopping is finally DONE! Hope yours is too!
And sometime during this festive season, I hope a little cloud of magical fairy dust descends upon you and you experience Fabric Euphoria, too!