Sooooo . . . the riding mower died. Like cranking, clanking, smoke billowing, oil bellowing dead. What we thought was a simple $300 fix has turned, most likely, into a whole new engine instead. We’re still waiting to hear back from the mower repair guy. The second mower repair guy. The first mower repair guy gave up completely after three weeks.
The moral of this story is we really need a new riding mower, a brand spanking new one with a big ol’ fat warranty. So . . . no more fabric shopping. I can probably squeeze in ten bucks twice a month at the LQS but anything more is strictly forbidden by the budget. The budget has put its foot down people. To help cover the cost of the new mower, I’m also selling my 20 year old Jeep. To those who know me, this news will probably come as quite a shock. I was pretty sure I’d have to be buried with that car. But it is what it is and we all make sacrifices for our family. It does feel good to be able to contribute some way financially. As a SAHM I don’t often have that opportunity.
The point I’m actually trying to make here is that my gluttonous online fabric order of 20 different prints and 4 Cotton & Steel charm packs squeaked in juuuuuuust before the bad news on the mower officially broke. Wahoo!!! That’s not what The Husband said by the way. What he said was “Is there still time to cancel the orders?”
It also means I need to drag out Sunday Stash reports as long as possible amiright? I’m right. There’s like 20 new fabrics to showcase and I like to do things right so it’ll take me a few weeks to get things photographed. Today I’m highlighting just one yard of one fabric because the pictures are just too perfect to get lost amid a sea of Cotton & Steel basics (which was the reason for the online order in the first place.)
Is it just me, or is this post ridiculously long for sharing about one measly yard of fabric?
Without further whining . . . meet the newest addition to my stash . . . BIOLOGY by Sarah Watson.
What’s that? There, on that super cool fabric panel?
Yes, people, that is in fact biology at work (or rather Botany I suppose) . . . on my new Biology.
That is one crazy looking strawberry people.
I texted that picture to a few people and they all thought it was a clump of berries all together.
Nope. There’s one normal strawberry hiding there at the top, but all the rest on this plant are weird alien looking berries.
Here’s the full panel. I love it. I think it’ll be either a quilt with a simple border around the outside or maybe a skirt for my daughter. It’s so pretty. I wish I had a bolt of it. Darn you mower!
Here’s one more of the weird berry by itself. For funsies.
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