September 4, 2010

Material Girl...

I'm here to warn you. Mom just couldn't resist playing with her fabrics again. She talked herself into it with yesterday's post. It's safest for me if I just stay here in the hallway outside the studio. That way, I don't get under foot, or get any of my gor-jus fur on her material. I guess this makes it official. Mom's a "Material Girl"! (Sometimes, I just crack myself up!)

I'm not going to bother showing you the "before" photos. It's hard enough for me to hold the camera...you know, because I don't have thumbs (like my mom's friend, Mary Ellen. hee hee). Let's just say, that it was a little chaotic, since Mom had been pulling fabrics for recent projects.
Now, that's more like it! Organized by color...stacks upon stacks of cotton-y, colorful, creative-quilts-totes-unknowns-to-be! Of course, she had to tell me that, because I can only see in black and white. I'll just take Mom's word for it.
...and close up, it even makes ME want to drool!
There's even a second cabinet with bolts for backings, and quantities of fabric that she just adored. I wonder if she has any Milk Bones stashed in there? I'm getting a little peckish after writing yet another post for Mom today! She's enjoying her holiday weekend with Dad, so she's let me be a blogger for the last couple of days.

I have no idea what she has planned for tomorrow. Maybe I'll see you again...maybe I'll get back to my regular routine...eat, drink water, sleep...and go outside. Either way, I'll see you again soon. Have a great holiday weekend. Smooches from the pooch.

Kes

24 friends clicked here to leave a note for me:

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Hi Kes! Always fun to visit with you! Your mom's fabric is so beautifully organized, I'm drooling myself! Have a nice Sunday, smooches to you! Twyla

Meri Wiley said...

Hi Donna and Kes,

Oh, my girls (Princess and Ocean) say hi, too. I just wanna' go play in your studio and mess it up.......how can you call yourself a crafter..........LOL

Hope you're having a great weekend.

Love ya'
Meri

DeeDee said...

Hey kes,

I cannot believe she didn't let you have a spa day vaction or something...lol...always good to chat with ya thou...doggie moochies for ya....

Tina Eudora said...

Poor sweet Kes you definitely need a Milkbone after all that!
Donna love your stash..WOW...you definitely have me beat in the fabric department, and I loved seeing all the different colors! Have a super holiday but do leave some "put your feet up" time...:)
Tina xo

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi beautiful Kes! What a sweetie you are. Hope your mommy is giving you some extra loving (and milk bones) for all your hard wark and patience. Best wishes, Tammy :)

Claudia said...

Kes, your Mom did a great job of organizing that fabric. It looks so neat and pretty!

xo
Claudia

Michelle Palmer said...

Nose sniffs, head hugs, tail wags from a friendly Black Lab :)
Your northern friend... and compadre in shedding~ Pearl

Tins and Treasures said...

Good Morning, Donna and Kes,
You have the most organized fabric stash I have ever seen...even better than JoAnn's! Do you all want to start on mine tomorrow?

Just getting caught up with my blog friends...have a relaxing Sunday. ~Natalie

Jane said...

Hi Kes and Donna,
What a beautifully organized closet!! All the fabrics neatly stacked by color....it's art in and of itself.
Donna, our oak tree in the backyard is dropping acorns by the dozen. Last year I promised you some Kansas City acorns and the tree wasn't cooperating. Would you still like some acorns from Missouri?? If you do just e-mail your address and I'll send them your way.
Hope you're having a wonderful weekend.
Jane

Zuzu said...

Love your post, Kes!!! Your mom does have a pretty playroom!

Wishing you all a lovely day!
Hugs,
Zuzu

Jan said...

Your mom did a wonderful job of organizing, and does amazing things with needle and thread. However, you take the doggie treat with your writing and photography skills! Thanks for sharing with us today. Wish I could give you a little scratch between the ears.

MosaicMagpie said...

Kes,
Just what is your Mother's secret to keeping such a neat organized fabric storage spot? Are those all fat quarters? If not how are they folded so neat. Now don't be like Duke on the Bush's Baked Beans commercial. We need the scoop on how to be neat and organized and still create masterpieces.
Debbie

Rebecca said...

Beautifully organized. I love it! Blessings to you today, Donna~

xo~Rebecca

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

I'd love to go shopping in your mom's workroom, Kes!!

Such a good pooch you are, unlike our little Sophie!! Did you read about her latest escape?! She needs to learn from you!!

xxoo

Createology said...

Kes you are quite the writer and I love your posts. Maybe Mom would make you something out of the fabrics...something soft and plush. Loving the organization of colors and types. Happy creating...

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

Makes me drool, your pretty folded fabric. Envy you that shelf space in which to display them.
Brenda

ShirleyC said...

Kes, your mom needs to share with her blog friends. (Hint, hint.)
I sure wouldn't want to mess up those perfectly organized shelves so the only way to do that would be to just go and buy more fabric.

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Dear Kes, thanks for posting in mommy's absence. I'm glad you are all having a nice holiday weekend. And I hope you got some milkbones. :) Theresa

Country Girl said...

Hi, Kes. Your mom is super organized. I feel ashamed.

Ok. I am over it now! Have a super Labor Day tomorrow.

Michelle May said...

Kessie you are the perfect hostess. Mom's closet full of all it's organizational goodness makes me smile really big and say "ahhhhh." Love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
xx, shell

Jan Vermillion-Thomason said...

donna, your sweet baby (the one that did this post) reminds me so much of my dear studio dog, Ben.

it was bittersweet seeing a picture of your baby lying like that - like ben used to.

and your organized fabrics made me drool!

Mary said...

Just minding my own business, catching up on my favorite blog posts, and you TOTALLY got me. I actually think I spit some of my salad onto the keyboard. There was the reference to my thumblessness. You will be happy to know (perhaps) that there is now a support group established for those of us suffering from this. Plus, texting is nearly impossible! THANKS FOR THE LAFF

peggy aplSEEDS said...

wow, i am drooling over these wonderful materials! gues that's make ME a material girl too!

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

All those luscious fabrics - drool!

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