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Ordering Fabric From Amazon

This week I’ve been ordering fabric from Amazon. Yes, Amazon sells fabric, in case this is news to you.

They also sell everything you might want or need for sewing and crafting.

I found fat quarter size prints at Amazon that I just fell in love with. Below is what I ordered.

In Ordering Fabric From Amazon, I can get back to sewing and crafting.

Don’t you just love this variety of red prints? I can’t wait to get my hands on them! I’ve always loved fabric.

Pretty yellow print fat quarters I hope to sew crafts with.

Of course I couldn’t pass up these pretty pastel fat quarter size fabrics when I was ordering fabric from Amazon this past week.

In Ordering Fabric From Amazon, I will be able to sew again.

Back when I was sewing before, you had to get in your car and drive to the store to buy fabric.

Now I can sit in the comfort of my recliner and shop to my heart’s content. And hopefully I will be able to get back to sewing and crafting. I so loved thinking up things to make and sew.

Looking Forward To Making Craft Projects:

I don’t plan on sewing anything big, so fat quarter sized fabric will be sufficient for my needs.

I’m thinking about sewing hearts and embellishing them, then stuffing them. Like for bowl fillers. I can think up all kinds of bowl fillers I could sew. Maybe seasonal bowl fillers, etc.

I just want to sew things I can mostly work on while sitting in my Relax The Back recliner.

Cooking In The Crock Pot:

I also cooked pinto beans in the crock pot yesterday. But they weren’t done by suppertime, so I’ll have to eat them today.

I cleaned out the crock pot and it’s setting on the counter. It’s heavy and I’m waiting till someone comes by who can put it back in the pantry where it belongs.

I had a lot of ankle pain last night, so I don’t want to lift anything remotely heavy today.

It seems like every time I attempt to cook something, I end up with pain at the end of the day.

So I guess I’ll avoid cooking as much as I can.

Decluttering My Closets:

Greg said he’d move the $10 yellow table that’s on the other side of my bed into the office when he comes for PT tomorrow.

I want him to put it against the wall under the window in my office. I’ve measured and the table will fit perfectly there.

Yesterday I sat on my garden cart and rolled around in my office closet trying to put it in order.

I didn’t get much done. But I did manage to empty one of those cheap plastic storage carts with drawers I had things stored in. I’ve had it forever.

I want to put it in my master bedroom closet if I can get the closet decluttered to make enough room for it.

I just don’t have enough drawer space for things like night gowns and pajamas. Thus my pajamas are hanging in the closet taking up room there.

I’ve been looking for a piece of furniture with drawers for a long time.

But even when I see a chest of drawers I like on Facebook Marketplace, I have no way of going to get it.

Thus I’ve had to pass up some nice vintage chest of drawers.

Overdoing It:

It seems I must have done too much, because last night my ankle was hurting as bad as it did before surgery. And I was wearing my walking boot all day.

Nothing worked last night. Not ice, heat, raising my leg above my heart, taking Tylenol Arthritis pills or anything else.

And I’m taking Gabapentin three times a day for nerve pain. I guess maybe it wasn’t nerve pain.

I’ve texted my housekeeper, Maria, to see if she can come help me clean out the closets and do other tasks. I’m happy to pay someone who can stay on their feet longer than I can.

Anyway, I’m excited about a small craft space. I don’t know if these arthritic hands can handle sewing or not. But I’m going to give it a try.

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  1. Sorry, your pain has returned. When do you see your doctor? Perhaps he will be able to help you.
    Happy crafting!

  2. Looking forward to all the ideas you come up with…hope you find some things that you are yet able to accomplish. I am wondering as to the quality of the fabrics you might get from Amazon. I have a stash of fabs yet, so have not shopped for any in a great long time now. Last I did, I noticed that the better feeling ones came from Japan and Korea (south Korea I assume).

  3. Lovely fabric colors. I particularly liked the yellow with the orange and blue flowers, but they are all beautiful. I can’t wait to see what you make with them. I, too, have never heard of bowl fillers. I need to look them up as well. That is great that you have people who are willing to come help you out with moving furniture and decluttering your closets. The last thing you need to do is over do your ankle and reinjure yourself. You’ve worked too hard for so long to risk a major setback. I am so sorry your ankle is hurting. Maybe once you get all your fabric, and your all set up in your comfy chair, you can relax your ankle while you work on all your projects. I’m looking forward to seeing them.

    1. I hadn’t heard of bowl fillers till 5 or so years ago. They’re just smalls arranged in a container, like wooden a bowl.

  4. Never heard the term bowl filler until now. Had to look it up on the internet. BTW, the yellow fabrics were dreamy, especially the pattern on top.

    1. Bowl fillers I hope will be fun to make because I could embellish the top layer in my recliner, stuff them, and then sew them together. I look forward to embellishing, like embroidery, etc.

  5. I just made 100 wool Christmas bowl fillers. appliqued little houses on 41/2×61/2 rectangles. embellishments were buttons, ribbons, and embroidery. then made 3 sets if hearts, and 3 sets of Easter ones as well. I used silk ribbon embroidery embellishments, beads, and pearls. they are addictive.

      1. I don’t know how to email photos, however I do know how to send by way of a text if I have your info. I can send photos that way.

        1. you just “attach” the photo file. Somewhere on the email you are composing it will say “attach”. You click on it. A window will pop open & you find the photo file, click on it, then hit attach. Not to hard. HTH

  6. What is it about fabric/textiles? Love everything about it, right up there w/ my love for everything about food. Only difference is you can easily see the results of the second one, not so much the first! I really don’t sew but have lots of old notions displayed in an old cupboard (glass doors on upper), you might say I love the “notion” of sewing! Doesn’t come easy for me, struggled during the sewing portion of freshman home-ec and mom had to come to my rescue more than once. My sister is a wiz, featured in a national sewing magazine years ago. Back then she even got into smocking! Made three gorgeous christening gowns for her boys. My most recent project was probably ten years ago when I made valances (mounted inside the windows) and even lined them. It took me a long time, I have to really study and be sure to stick to the “measure twice, cut once” rule. Love texture as well, especially in soft-scaping/decoration. Just seeing your selections today really made me happy and so hoping you can get back to this particular love in your life. I well remember the adorable owls you made. I bought a little basket of kitties years ago and currently displayed on a shelf w/ other bits and bobs of my liking. You go girl and maybe this weekend I will read instructions on how to fill a bobbin again and get to a stack of mending that has been waiting on me for longer than I am willing to admit.

    1. Maybe touching fabrics are kind of like touching a baby’s cheek. They’re often soft to the touch. Plus they’re pretty. Once I get started I kind of become addicted to fabric and am constantly looking at them.

  7. Lovely colors in the fat quarters you bought. Amazon used to have a site called Fabric.com and sold all sorts of fabrics. The “sewing community” was up in arms when they suddenly cancelled it and only sold thru Amazon (they were selling thru Amazon before, so these were competing sites.) Fabric.com sold a whole range of qualities, so people knew the types of fabric they were buying without having to touch the piece (that’s why you go to a fabric store to touch the fabric, look at the weave, etc.) Making only craft items you probably are not concerned with quality, rather only color, perhaps design and the fiber content. Incidentally, this only happened in the past few weeks. I am still a little concerned about the Amazon fabric, and have not ordered directly from them since this all went down. I do admit, it is great having fabric delivered to your door…as long as you recognize the manufacturer. Good luck with your sewing projects. I saw your old sewing machine that I presume you got rid of…a Singer Featherweight. Absolutely THE BEST for quilting and doing small projects. I know women that travel hundreds of miles to get one.

    1. I didn’t know this! I no longer have the Singer Featherweight. It was too much for me to lift these days. But I hated losing it. I didn’t think I’d be doing anymore sewing due to the condition of my hands. But I’m going to give it a shot! I prefer hand sewing when I can.

  8. Its good to find something that excites us! Good for you. I won some little shabby pumpkin bowl fillers a few years ago…they are so sweet and sit in my basket year round…they are cream and pink, so pumpkins can be for anytime! Same with hearts. Little quilted fabric balls are also cute as well as fabric eggs for Easter. Lots of fun little things to make from fat quarters. Can’t wait to see your craft and sew area. I’m so sorry about the pain you’ve been having again. Marilyn

  9. Sounds like you have been busy! It is always a blessing when something peaks our interest and brings us joy. Good for you and the other readers who are working on projects. I love the fabric and prints and I don’t sew but I can buy double sided placemats and make pillow covers to change out seasonally. The combination of yellow and blue is something I’d like to have for spring. I also have a mostly neutral palette which makes it easy to change with colorful accents. Have a good weekend.

  10. I’m 75 and have extreme neuropathy and have take the Gabapentin you are taking before. I have now neuropathy in my feet, legs and now throat. My hands and feet were killing me when a friend told me sometimes that med makes the pain worse and kinda stings. I work hard to walk small distances so I can still walk but not as easily but have less pain. Check with your doctor see if it’s bringing back the feelings and the feeling are your pain.

      1. Also depending on the dosage you are taking, if you are not at the max you might be able to increase.

  11. Wow, such lovely fabrics Brenda! It never occurred to me to search for cotton quilting fabric on Amazon. I’m looking forward to seeing what you will be making with them. Hope your ankle feels better tomorrow.

    1. If you look for it on Amazon, I’d just make sure it says 100% cotton. I don’t like to work with anything but 100% cotton.

  12. Those are lovely cotton prints you ordered from Amazon. You are going to enjoy working with them. Can’t wait to see your craft corner but trust me, you’re going to love sitting in your recliner with your stitching. That’s exactly how I enjoy my days. 🙂 I enjoy ordering fabric and such from Amazon. In fact, I like to say that Amazon is my “Bestie”. LOL There should be some fabric and a set of templates arriving today. I’m finishing up some Valentine’s bowl fillers. 2023 is the year of the ‘smalls’ in my home. Small bowl fillers and small quilts. If you’ll send me your mailing address, you may find a little surprise in your mailbox sometime soon. 🙂
    I’m sorry you’re experiencing so much pain and discomfort. Ugh! I hope it lessens very soon.
    Try to enjoy your day – pet your new fabric.

  13. So sorry to hear that your ankle is acting up. I think a craft area will great and I can’t wait to see what your room looks like.

    1. I know, the pain had gone away with Gabapentin. But now it’s come back. Thus I had to find a distraction to look forward to so I made it the craft area. It’s hard to find something to look forward to when you’re home bound pretty much 24/7.

  14. Keep me in mind should you get to a point you want to sell some of your goodies. I sure would be interested in bowl fillers or whatever you make. You are so talented.

    1. I have no idea what I’ll come up with. I don’t use patterns, I just draw and make my own. I’ve made cloth dolls and all kinds of things. But when I even look at a pattern, my eyes just glaze over. I can’t figure them out.

  15. Beautiful, tasteful choices and colors! In my own head, I think the swatches are missing a stripe!
    I’m sorry about the pain……

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