Saturday, May 22, 2010

Sundays In My City #35 - Shhhhh!

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For years, I've been collecting fabrics. No matter where I am, fabric store call my name for a fast or leisurely look around depending on how much time is available. Often fabrics, with no idea of what I'll do with them, came home with me.

If I had to guess, I'd say over the past 30 years, fabrics have come from about 15 states in the U.S. and at least three other countries. To say I have a lot of fabric is an understatement.

This is a drop in the bucket....


For the past few months, every weekend, I've been working on a top-secret project for a loved one using some of this....

And this.....

And this....

And this....


Godson and his Mom are very important players in this labor of love too. We can't reveal what we're up to yet, but we'll show you when we can. In the meantime, remember it's a surprise so lips zipped, okay.


How's your Sunday?
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51 comments:

Sassy Pants Freckle Face said...

that zipper fabric rocks!!!
I hope i win!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cinner said...

I was just gonna say how much I love the zipper patern too. can't wait to see what your making. take care.

RNSANE said...

It's all beautiful! Thanks for introducing me to a new meme. I hadn't heard of Sundays in my city.

I hope I win!

Mrs4444 said...

Looks like fun! Can't wait to see the end result :)

Alison said...

Great fabrics! I have a collection of Christmas fabrics and I have no idea at all what I'm going to do with it all. One day, one day..... :-) I hope I win your giveaway!!

savannah said...

what fun fabrics, sugar! heading over to check out unknown mami! xooxoo

Rinkly Rimes said...

I've guessed the answer, but I wont tell! I'm humming 'Rockabye' as I write.

Frau said...

So colorful...I'm thinking quilts...so cool such a great gift. Have a wonderful Sunday!

Renee G said...

I'm guessing an I spy quilt, but I don't really know.
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

Erin said...

Looks like a whole lot of fun, can't wait to see the finished product!

Cathy said...

What a lot of lovely fabric. Good luck with your project.

slommler said...

Wow! Some great fabrics! Can't wait to see your newest project! Nothing like having a stash of fabric.
Hugs
SueAnn

Betty said...

How exciting! From what we´ve seen so far, it will be very colorful and should be fun.
I can´t wait to see the finished product!

My name is PJ. said...

That zipper fabric is great stuff!

I can't wait to see what you're making!

Rootietoot said...

mmm I'm guessing a quilt! I love to go to the fabric store and just look at stuff, such gorgeous prints.

Brian Miller said...

oh a surprise...i am good at keeping secrets so we are good. the zipper fabric is really cool!

happy sunday jj!

Jeanie said...

Wow, you are one major fabric collector, JJ. I can't wait to see the finished project and find out who it is for.

gayle said...

Can't wait to see what you are working on!! Sounds exciting!!

ladyfi said...

What fun fabrics!

VM Sehy Photography said...

I completely understand the urge to collect fabric. I'm having a hard time fighting it. I thought about making cloth napkins to sell on Etsy. Just don't know if I have the time for one more thing. Darn, I'm getting pulled back in.

Debbie said...

Oh how fun! Good for you for sticking with it that long.

TechnoBabe said...

I have material with cows in a pasture so similar to the one in your picture, I have it cut out and ready to sew into an apron. I like your different material patterns, and am looking forward to seeing what the top secret project produces!! Have fun.

Tammy said...

Wow, can't wait to see what you're doing with that fabric - looks like fun. And I can't wait to see if I win the giveaway - although my losing streak tells me I probably won't.

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

I love your fabric collection. It just screams creativity. I know it's going to be a wonderful surprise!

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

Blue Fishies, Cowsies, I Love 'em! You've got me intrigued about the T.S.S.P. And thanks for the giveaway.

Kristina P. said...

I have no idea! I really wish I could sew.

Mama Zen said...

I immediately though of a quilt!

Casey Freeland said...

I have a sister like you... with the fabric. She's crazy.

Cheers,

Casey

Sonya said...

My gosh I love your fabrics..I collect fabric too..but here's the kicker..I can NOT sew..at all..LOL I have tried soooo many times..but nope. Im a pillow case nut and always wanted me own with butterflies and frogs and cupcakes..you cant really find those.

Have a great week!

Christine said...

what a gorgeous colourful collection of fabrics!

Ms Sparrow said...

Wow, you have an interesting array of fabrics there. I can understand your desire to make something special with them. When will we see the finished product?

Ed Pilolla said...

oh my god, i loved those images of fabrics. the colors are dazzling and remind me of my seamstress mother who was, and sometimes still is, at the sewing machine. thanks for that!

Shelle said...

ooooohhh i love secrets....and i love baby stuff...good thing i have 2 friends preggos right now....otherwise i'd have to have another one for myself....


guess i'm entered to win:) great prize.

Gucci Mama said...

I always wanted to learn how to sew, but if I'm not immediately a Life Master at something I don't typically stick with it. So. You know. Not a lot of fabric purchases around here.

Jayne Martin said...

My favorite is the fabric with the lady bugs on it. Looks like whatever it's going to be is going to make someone mighty happy.

Ronda Laveen said...

I could spend hours in a fabric story. Getting lost in all those fabulous pieces. Nice collection. Look forward to seeing your project.

mimbles said...

You have some really gorgeous prints there. The bugs and snails one in the shot of the vehicles fabric is so cute!

Marguerite said...

Your fabric collection is fab! Can't wait to see what you're making. Count me in!

Unknown Mami said...

I'm so excited to see what this top secret project is. My lips are zipped just like the print on your fabric.

Raymonde said...

Hello Joanna, what a great collection! All the fabrics are so colourful and I am getting to know you a little bit more.

Thank you for your visit at Every day I walk with You. I appreciate it.

Isn't SIMC great!

Have a great great working on your "zipped lips" project, I do not expect to be entered in your draw, I live too far and it costs a fortune. So no worry, I still like to stop by. xxx

BLOGitse said...

Fabrics, one of my favorite materials...
How my Sunday was? Cleaning, shopping, cleaning...We moved out of the hotel and we're cleaning this place totally before we can feel it like our home...


Happy (late) 'Sundays in My City' greetings from Casablanca, Morocco!

BLOGitsePHOTOS

Eternally Distracted said...

Looking forward to seeing the end result :)

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Gotta say it, the cows rock. If I could sew I'd ask you where you found that cow print!

Mayhem and Moxie said...

You are keeping us in suspense, Joanna. Do you want me to e-mail all of your commenters and tell them you are making me a patchwork quilt so that they don't worry anymore?

Because I would. But only for you.

-Francesca

Domestic Diva said...

That blue fish fabric is great. Such fun prints!

jill said...

someone's in for a nice surprise...can't wait to see!

Life with Kaishon said...

Could these pictures be any more fun? No possible way. Love them and LOVE this post!

Hilary said...

Whatever it is, it's going to be colourful and fun.

deb said...

I have some fun and colourful fabrics that I use to make I Spy Quilts for baby or toddler gifts.
This reminded me of those.

Regardless.... I love fabric.

and I have to read the details of your giveaway still,
but thanks for the chance , if I'm getting one :) !

Lilly said...

Ha ha, me too, and I can't even sew that well. I have no idea why I do it but I have loads of material which I use in various ways. I am drawn to material, art supplies such as paper, earrings and shoes....of what am I talking aobut the list is l-o-n-g..

tsue said...

A labor of love that's certain to be cherished by the recipient. Please share the completed piece when you've finished! Love those.