Sunday, July 6, 2008
Cotton Fabrics Purchased On My Trip
Above is a heavyweight cotton manufactured in Estonia. Because of our busy schedule, I was lucky to find time to seek out two fabric stores. I tend to favour smaller prints. This print is very large. In fact, I didn't have very much choice of small prints, so I went with this one because I love the bold colours and floral design.
Same print as above but in a different colour configuration.
This is a heavy cotton duck I bought in Estonia. I'm not sure if it was manufactured there. I forgot to ask. I love the sailboats and see this as a possible spring jacket.
And now on to the purchases in Scotland. These two beautiful lightweight cotton tartans (Dress Stewart on the left and Royal Stewart on the right) were really expensive, at least for a bargain hunter like myself. But authentic tartans in cotton are hard to find in Canada, so I thought I better snap them up while I had the chance. Hubby thought they were a good buy but then he's Scottish and subscribes to the "If it's no Scottish, it's crrrap" philosophy.
This is a quilting cotton manufactured in England. I am currently into the colour brown.
And another pretty delicate cotton design in brown. I think this was made in America.
I also bought some printed linens by the metre in Estonia which I didn't photograph for this blog entry. I will be making tea towels from them. I still wash my dishes the old fashioned way (I don't like dishwashers) and linen towels are the best for drying dishes.
My next projects include another top and a thank you card to send to all the wonderful folks in Estonia and Scotland who did so much for us and made us feel so welcome.
I will be posting a few photos from the trip as soon as I can get them from my sister. She and her hubby took hundreds of pictures and she said I could share a few here.