Ok. Got a little "good news - bad news - good news" scenario going on today. But just to clarify, the good news is TOTALLY AMAZING and the bad news isn't really bad at all because the other good news totally cancels out the so-called bad news and is - in fact - THE BEST THING I'VE EVER HEARD!
Well, except for when the doctor told me "it's a girl" ... twice ... and probably "will you marry me?" ... yeah, that's way up there ... oh, and "I do" should also probably be on that list.
But OTHER than those times ...
You know ShabbyFabrics.com? You may have noticed the pretty ad over there to the right. Well they liked my Honey Bee Bag so much they went and MADE IT INTO A KIT!!!
Somebody please pinch me 'cause I'm having a hard time believing this isn't a dream. "Thank you Shabby Fabrics!"
I used Lecien's "Durham" fabric collection to make the pattern cover sample because I love it. It is exactly my taste. It has the perfect style and colors for how I envisioned the Honey Bee Bag - all romantic and garden party-ish. And it (was) a current collection.
However, it seems I'm not the only one who loved that fabric line because it is more or less sold out.
I know ... but just hang on a sec ...
As a long-time quilter, I completely sympathize with the disappointment of not being able to get "that exact same fabric" on a pattern cover to make a project. So I know what some of you are thinking.
But all is not lost. Really!
Super Awesome News:
To make the Honey Bee Bag kits, Shabby Fabrics dug into their very exclusive reserve of the most beautiful and discontinued fabrics in the history of shabby style quilting fabric mankind the universe and found some ...
wait for it ...
Moda's PARIS FLEA MARKET!
If you're familiar with this fabric collection, you totally get what I'm saying here.
PFM (a 3 Sisters design) came out almost 10 years ago and is pretty much impossible to find. Unless you haunt eBay every single day and are willing to pay like a kajillion dollars for a fat quarter.
I remember the first time I saw it in a local quilt shop. It's hard for me to explain how I felt. Goosebumps. Accelerated heart rate. Love at first sight sort of thing. You know - like when time slows down and everything else in the room disappears. Like that. It was the most incredible fabric I'd ever seen.
As in like EVER ever.
I hope at least some of you can relate to having a similar reaction to fabric so I don't sound like a total wingnut here! LOL!
Remember the Daisychain Sampler I finished not too long ago?
You guys, I used the colors in Paris Flea Market to pick my embroidery floss!
Anyhow. I have a lot of Paris Flea Market in my stash that even now - after all these years - I still can't bring myself to use. Which is why I am in near disbelief that my very first pattern is now available as a kit with my ALL-TIME-FAVORITE fabric.
I promise you I'm not the only salivating, rabid PFM fanatic out there. And if I hadn't actually written the pattern myself and didn't already have tons of yardage, I would be buying all the kits for myself. Ask my BFF. She'll tell you I am SO not even joking about that.
One more thing. All 5 of my new patterns are available over there too, in case you wanted to do some one-stop-shopping. ;)
Ok. I'll try to calm down now. I think it might help if I go cuddle with my PFM stash for a while. Thank goodness I didn't have to sacrifice any of mine for you to have the joy of owning that kit!