Wednesday, May 9, 2012

A Sailin' We Shall Go...

I live in SW Ontario and our Fabric shoppes are few and far between. In our town we have a tiny but sturdy small shop, that's been in the fabric biz forever. And they're great. But sometimes, you just need something different.

Nearby is the wonderful Lens Mills; it's about a half hour, and it has a HUGE selection of any kind of fabric you could ever want or need. It's crowded, and dusty, and the lighting is terrible, but it's so much fun so poke about and the women you meet in the aisles and get to chatting with (you  know how that goes...you're wandering, mumbling to yourself, then suddenly, eyes are caught, smiles shared, conversations start)

And one day: I found THIS:

The most ADORABLE lightweight cotton print: Sailboats on a white or pink or blue background, and the caption reads: "Little Boats Should Keep Near Shore - Benjamin Franklin" 


I fell in love. And I also found a great co-ordinating mixer fabric that reminded me of water and sky,  a bright red to complement, with borders of a nautical rope & wheel print. I adore this quilt, but it's available in my Etsy shop for you!

Perfect for a twin bed, or a lap throw....or even, on your boat!





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