We're back! Holiday down time has been enjoyed, inventory has been counted and we're ready for a new year. We received some great new pieces on tubes right before we closed up a couple weeks ago. Generally the pieces on tubes are end runs from designers. These tend to be more apparel appropriate fabrics. They're really fun for me to pick out for a couple of reasons. The first being that I have no idea at all what I'll be shown when I meet with my reps and I can imagine these pieces made up into a wider variety of things than the quilting weight cotton prints. The black and cream piece above I envisioned as a vintage Vogue pattern of some sort, maybe a 1940s era design, with simple lines, or maybe the Colette Peony dress or a simple pencil skirt....so many options!
A few more interesting pieces--a cream, soft wool with these mauve flowers every so often. I love the combination of a wool with tropical looking flowers. The piece next to it is a two-faced denim and golden velveteen. Oh my. Really, who doesn't want some of that in their life? We just may be seeing a sample whipped up with this soon...stay tuned! We have a number of lovely wools still in stock, many of which would stitch up beautifully into a cozy hooded scarf. Remember that fantastic project?
We're excited for this coming year. We have some new things planned and we're bringing back some other things--like the Organization of the Month program. I'll be posting soon about January's organization and how you can help us support them. Happy New Year to you all!