This was the largest fabric order I have ever made. The UPS man could barely wrangle the box through our front door. I was so excited when it got here that I think I was bouncing up and down a little as I let him in. Hopefully he didn't notice, what with the big box in his face and all.
The first thing I do when I get new fabric is lay it all out on the floor and make sure I like it. This time around, I am not returning a single thing, which is pretty rare.
The second thing I do is to separate all the fabric by color and wash it. I took me five loads this time.
I told you it was a big box.
After the washing comes the ironing, which I actually like a lot. Sometimes I watch a movie or talk on the phone while I iron. Today, I set up in front of the window to enjoy the view.
Now that the fabric is ready, I get to begin the most fun part- sewing with it! I have a mile-long list of projects to make for the upcoming fall and winter.
Once I finish sewing for the day, I'm whipping up some of Frank's Minestrone for dinner tonight and looking forward to cuddling in with Steve for the chilly weekend ahead.