more for the fabric stash

I was gone ALL DAY today. I took Peter’s truck in to have the seat replaced (he insists that the foam in the seat has gone flat in less than a year), and that took the entire day. Luckily, the Hedster was available to play, so we went out to lunch and wandered around town. We of course meandered to the fabric store. Since they were having a 20 percent off sale, I picked up a couple yards of this:
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Fabuloso, no? Not sure what to make with it yet, but I’m thinking maybe a Japanese-style apron (it’s like a big smock) for my mother.
In amusing news (well, it was amusing to me), I went to Trader Joe’s before heading home, and the checker asked me what I had been up to, and I said I had the “truck seat replaced.” Well, the lady behind me started pointing to her teeth, so I thought I had food stuck in my teeth, but then she said, “Your teeth look beautiful.” Huh? Then she said, “Did you have your front teeth replaced?” So I had to tell her, “No, TRUCK SEAT replaced.” Then the checker said, in reference to my teeth, “She got those for Christmas.” I didn’t get it, but the bagger then said, “Ah, two front teeth.” Heh heh. I love Trader Joe’s.

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10 Responses to more for the fabric stash

  1. Jan says:

    I LOVE that fabric…just bought some of it myself! I’m a quilter as well as a knitter and have observed (as I “lurk”) that you are a fan of funky fabrics. Have you visited Dangerous (but wonderful) place!! I love your site, too..always makes me smile.

  2. Jennifer says:

    I know just what kind of smock you are talking about! Cute fabric. I had a little shopping spree myself at a quilt show today….photo on my blog.

  3. kerrie says:

    That fabric is really cool, why can’t I find anything like that over here? Can’t wait to see the apron..

  4. Sara says:

    Such cute fabric! I’ve been meaning to learn how to sew. I have a lovely Singer sitting idly in the corner of my living room. I tried to sit down with it a few times but the diagrams in the manual (it was an old one) were so blurred and confusing I gave up. Other books weren’t much help either. Any recommendations?

  5. Em says:

    What a bizarre conversation. I won’t ask how “truck seat” gets heard as “front teeth,” but then, my mom “hears” stuff like that all the time and my brother and I derive much amusement from it.
    I love the fabric, but that goes without saying.
    Good medicine wishes to insane bro.

  6. Meg says:

    Off topic, but here ’tis: Saw an interesting bit on the news about a Shinto coming-of-age thing that requires the 20-yr.olds to bathe in ice water. Showed a bunch of Japanese kids energetically throwing cold water all over themselves. Ever hear of such a thing? Man, I’m glad I didn’t have to do that when I was 20!

  7. Silvia says:

    Cute fabric, sooo many things that could be! Uh, what are you kids doing in the truck to squish the seat down…

  8. Marie says:

    Be careful, is addictive! The best online fabric store ever! I could really go into debt over there! 🙂

  9. alison says:

    That is fantastic fabric — maybe the best yet? I can’t wait to have a sewing machine again! Better yet, ROOM for a sewing machine!
    Truck seat –> front teeth? I thought you were going to say that she thought you said something dirty. 🙂

  10. Rachael says:

    Last night at Trader Joe’s I had a fabulous conversation about art and Venice with my checker. The lady behind me was vastly irritated, but meh. Worth it.

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