Sunday, January 18, 2009

Nantiwich Fabric sale

It appears the socks come in a multi pack. The wearer brazenly presented them for viewing this morning stating, "No virtual people are going to tell me what real socks I can't wear." I can't complain, as the fluorescent feet were subsequently used to drive me to Nantwich for the fabric sale. I can actually drive myself, its just that all my energy needs conserving for shopping on these occasions. (And would you leave a man who chose those socks in a house by himself?)
In fact I was relatively well restrained and came in £2.63 under budget (Had I worked that out before we were back in the car, I would have bought another half meter!). I scored 3 meters of a 108 inch dark blue Batik backing for my City and Guilds quilt for just £30 (The quilt is 96 x 96 so I was grateful not to have to piece a backing.) Also a new cutting board to replace the one I warped taking it to Bath and a half meter of blue Kaffe Fasset fabric for binding on the quilt over my 'studio/ dining room' chairs.
Done with the things I needed I could move on to things I just wanted. As you can see my batik collection just grew.
And grew.
And grew like Topsy.All these half meters were just £2 each at the sale ( previously selling for £5) .
And this week these FQs arrived from Hannah's Room Beautiful Batiks Club.
Now if only I didn't ache from head to toe and feel so exhausted I might actually have made something today. Instead I gave in and lolled on the sofa for the rest of the day in yoga clothes and dressing gown reading The Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly and eating fudge. Life is not so bad.

9 comments:

Vicki W said...

I think the socks are hot!

AmyB said...

I do like the mitered heels on the socks :) I've been known to walk through the cube farm on my end of the office in my sock feet -- socks like that *would* entertain my co-workers!

Quilt Pixie said...

great collection of batik fabrics and a wonderful price! Hope they play well with others in your collection and will come out and show themselves in works in progress soon :-)

floribunda said...

what a great bunch of batiks you found -- and that's an amazing price, too. Tell Dennis I love the socks. I have a set from last year's trip to M&S that are similar except in shades of turquoise. Maybe I need to go back next month and look for orange?

Aussie Jo said...

Beautiful fabric, maybe if I clean out my cupboard I may be able to fit some batik in!!
I am following your sampler exploits as I am following Sharon B's too. Haven't done much yet as the children are all home on holidays here.

Jude said...

Hope his trousers are not that short.....

Pennie and David said...

I love your husbands fashion style, it's similar to my husbands who loves to wear his Edmund Capon socks (Edmund has been Director of the Art Gallery of NSW for more than 30 years and he always wears odd socks which you can buy pairs of in the Art Gallery Shop!) They're a lot of fun watching people trying not to stare.
cheers Pennie

Terry said...

I really love those socks! I wonder if they are available here, and if they come in women's sizes. I think they'd be great with clogs, where you can see the heels. Actually here in Oregon people wear socks with Birkenstocks, a practice I find repugnant, but with these it might work!

Margeeth said...

Those batiks are gorgeous.
And the socks are great. Cherish the man who dares to wear socks like that.