Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Liberty Love.......

 
 
 
Most of you know how much I love my vintage sheets, their cheerful colours and happy designs.......but I'm just a little bit in love with Liberty too. Well actually it's more than a little.
 
 
After saving 'small change' for almost a year, I had enough to buy myself a whole rainbow of Liberty.....and so this lovely lot is destined to become my Liberty quilt.
 
I've been busy on Pinterest, collecting images on my Liberty Love board, musing over ideas. I'm not going to make even one snip until I'm absolutely sure what design I'm happy with.
 
 
I made a pledge to myself this year, not to purchase any more fabric or yarn, until I'd used up a significant amount of the stash I'd already acquired. And so far, I'm doing well.....I'm using up my yarn on several projects, and I've enough vintage sheets to last me a lifetime!!!
 
 
It's easy to get overwhelmed with Stuff, things you collect, things you think you need, but in the end it can feel a bit suffocating. So I've started the process of looking through my 'stuff', editing out stuff I don't actually need......it's going to take a while, but it feels good.
 
 
We've had a great weekend. It's birthday celebrations this week, my daughter is growing fast.....it's a privilege to watch her growing into such a gorgeous young woman, but sometimes I feel just like pressing the pause button! We've been to the cinema together, girly shopping and lunch at our favourite Italian. This week it's a birthday tea with family and then later in the week pizza with friends. Small celebrations, with close family and friends, just as she likes it.
 
 
I will be back later in the week with my Positive January Post.....bet Liberty will be in there somewhere........
 
 
Have a good week,
 
 
Amanda :) xxx
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

52 comments:

  1. What a nice week end! I love little celebration with family and friends::: and Italian food! Your piece of fabric are really awesome! Have a great week!

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    1. There always has to be Italian food! ;) xxx

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  2. Whenever I see such lovely pictures of fabric, I think - I must learn to sew / quilt! If only I didn't have to work! Have fun and I hope the birthday celebrations go well. x

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    1. I'm a novice.....I really must go to a sewing class! :) xxx

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  3. Happy Birthday to your daughter.
    Lovely Liberty prints, I would love some of those too, but like you I have to use up my stash so perhaps next year.....
    Julie xxxx

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  4. The fabric looks divine, when I have lovely fabric like this I find it really hard some times to cut it...I promised my self this year I would finish the project I am working on before I start something new. On with a crochet blanket for our bed, but the sewing B starts tomorrow, it will make me want to sew something...
    Amanda xx

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    1. I'm not tempted by the sewing B......dressmaking sends shivers down my spine! ;) xxx

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  5. Well I can see the attraction to Liberty fabrics! Whatever quilt you decide on, it'll be gorgeous with all these pretty patterns. Happy Birthday to your daughter! Enjoy your week :) Wendy x

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  6. Looking forward to seeing your new quilt!

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  7. Your liberty fabric stash is the business, I cannot wait to see what you make its going make x

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  8. I look forward to seeing your quilt, I love the nostalgic look of Liberty prints,so pretty. x

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  9. What a gorgeous collection. Can't wait to see what it becomes. Glad you are having some special time with your girl. It goes way to fast but it is such a joy to watch them become who they were meant to be. I love kitty on your blanket...total bliss! Have a wonderful week.

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    1. It's been great having some really lovely moments with her :) xxx

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  10. 'Tis a brave soul who can chop into that lot ...I look forward to the results. My word for 2015 is 'de-clutter'...I keep sayng it over and over. xx

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    1. There will be more than a few gulps! De-clutter, keep chanting! ;) xxx

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  11. Your sheets are absolutely beautiful!

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  12. Hi,it was my birthday last Sunday.Love your post,such beautiful fabric,did you watch the series about Liberty,so funny but interesting too.Good luck with the quilt,love the moggy.Hugs x

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  13. Oh My Goodness that is going to be one 'beautiful beyond belief' quilt!
    I have also been sorting and doesn't it feel good?!
    Happy Birthday to your lovely one x
    love Jooles x x x

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    1. Oh jooles.....I really hope it's beautiful beyond belief! ;) xxx

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  14. Hey what a coincidence. I made the same made pledge to myself this year, not to purchase any more fabric or yarn, But I am afraid it has nog been working very well up to now.

    Enjoy your girly shopping and lunch at your favourite Italian as much as you can because the grow so incredibly fast. My daughter is 25 at this moment and I cherish every moment when she comes home (it happens once in a while).

    Your cat looks very much the same as our Lou. Does he also have a Dali-moustache.
    Check it out here:
    http://www.homeiswherethedachshundis.blogspot.be/2015/01/absoluut-geen-blue-monday.html

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    1. Hi Brigitte.....I'm just wondering how long I will last out for too, I really don't need anymore purchases! ;) xxx

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  15. Oh the liberty! My darling girl bought me back a Liberty pack when she travelled all the way to London from Australia with a school friend. I am still musing, because as you say it is too precious to hack into nilly willy. At this stage I am looking to literally just putting the pieces together....no cutting, just big slabs of fabric......or not!! Girls do grow into woman and the relationship shifts but it still is wonderful, take it from an older mum. :-)

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    1. Hope when my girl grows big enough, she too will bring me bundles of Liberty!!! ;) xxx

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  16. Gorgeous fabrics! They're going to look fantastic in a quilt - special fabric needs a special project.

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  17. I hope that the birthday celebrations are wonderful!! The Liberty fabrics that you chose are all sooooo beautiful, it is very easy to see why you - or anyone else! - love them so much. You will make beautiful things with them for sure!! xx

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    1. Thanks Amy, yep they are easy on the eye! :) xxx

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  18. Liberty fabric is amazing, so pretty!! Out of my price range, but I did pick up a bag of Liberty scraps from a craft fair & I'm turning them into a cushion. Cannot wait to see what you create with them!!xx

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    1. Its beautiful, yes expensive......but even the smallest scraps can be turned into something beautiful! :) xxx

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  19. Ooohhhh...I do love a spot of liberty!

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  20. Beautiful images, beautiful fabrics - and I desperately want a cat again!
    S x

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    1. Cats are brilliant company aren't they Sarah.....always around but never making too many demands! ;) xxx

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  21. I'm not such a Liberty fan myself, although once in a while they'll put out a new design that I adore. But I can see that a Liberty quilt will be stunning!

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  22. Such a beautiful selection of patterns. There is nothing like visited Liberty's! Sarah x

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  23. Liberty fabrics are so beautiful. This bundle will make the most amazing quilt, I am very much looking forward to seeing it. X

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    1. I've got a feeling Penny it might take all year! ;) xxx

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  24. I loved seeing all your delicious Liberty prints today! Enjoy your new sewing and have a great weekend.
    Helen xox

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    1. Thank you Helen, I shall try my best! ;) xxx

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  25. What glorious colours and patterns, your quilt is going to be wonderful!

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    1. Thank you.....just need to decide on the design! :) xxx

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  26. I loved reading your post and enjoyed all the super photos. I have made the same resolution every New Year for the past few years and I am steadily working through all my scraps. However I still have to buy new fabric for backings(although I do piece some of them) so of course more scraps appear!

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    1. I'm sure my scraps breed in the drawer! ;) xxx

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