I went fabric shopping over the weekend at Ryco's. They're located in an old mill building in Lincoln, RI. I forgot how I stumbled across them in the first place, but I'm glad I did.
I like what I purchased! Aren't they pretty? I know I've eyeballed the orange scroll fabric before - it was finally at a price I couldn't say no to. The tea (coffee?) mugs caught my eye. I seem to be gathering more golds, browns and neutrals in my stash.
I really like the whimsical boats. I wanted them as a backing on my current quilt (the main reason for my trip). I was convinced a fishy fabric (not pictured here) went better with the quilt, but I just had to have those boats. I have no idea what I'll use it in, but it's mine, all mine!
I like ironing. Crazy, right? After I wash new fabric, it's soothing to feel the fabric and watch the wrinkles disappear. Smooth, wonderful stuff - just think what I could do with it!
I like the colors. My stash is still really small - jams into one dresser drawer. Even with that small amount, I like when I pull it out and admire the colors and prints.
I like the texture. I used inexpensive fabrics when I first began quilting. I've learned it's worth purchasing good quality material. It looks better, feels better, the weight, the drape.
And lastly I like to dream. Because now that I have this fabric, I need to use it in something. Hmm... what could I make with that?
Be sure to check out the other I Like Thursday posts over at Not Afraid of Color.