Yesterday i finished the table runner I've been working on for some days now. I didn't get time to post it then, but finally... a finish again!
I love these fabrics so much, and I've already planned some more with them ;o)
I've made a similar one earlier, but that is so long ago! It was quite a treasure hunt to find these fabrics, I can tell you. It started when I found the first pieces at Quiltegården more than 4 years ago. I also bought the book "True Friends" by Art to Heart, and I fell in love with them right away. But to sad to say, they where nowhere to be found, they where sold out! Typical me, to fall in love with an old line of fabric...
I started searching Google. I don't know how many hours, and how many months I searched, but i finally found them. In so many different places! I got in touch with a lovely lady, Bobbie, and she helped me to get in touch with a store that didn't have an internet connection, but had some of the fabrics in stock. So I got some of the ones I wanted. I also got some great help from Elisabeth at Lapp-Elisa in Sweden, and bought most of the blue and green fabrics from her quilt shop. Of corse I bought several yards of those I could, and I am now happily using them in quilts and stuff as I like. The one fabric I liked the most, the blue one with the tiny flowers, I couldn't find anywhere, and I had just a little piece of it, which I got from Siw at Quiltegården. But a while ago I got it from Mona. She saw the "WANTED" add on my blog, and sent me an e-mail. Thanks again Mona:o) She had two 30 cm (about 1/4 yard) pieces for me, so we traded fabrics :o) And I also got one from Hanne, one of my "classmates" here in Trondheim, so now I can finish the quilt I started in 2007, wich is almost finished:o) Just have to add a couple of rows around to get it big enough. I'm not going to do that soon, because I have planned to finish some other things first, there will be a time for that one too :o)
This is so typical me, not giving up until I've tried to find what I'm looking for. I bet you can relate to this too:o) Once you've got some special things on your mind, you just can't forget it, and try your best to get it:o) It's worse than itching sometimes!!! LOL! But the satisfaction when it gets real, and the fun... It's definetely worth it! But I guess this is some of the reasons the words "crazy" and "addicted" is in our vocabulary...?
But I'm one happy crazy fabric addict!!! :o)