When people have collections of a certain item, it makes gift-buying so much easier! Currently, my daughter likes frogs and octopi so I am on the lookout for some stocking stuffers to add to her collection. Personally, I am happy to welcome new additions to my collections of batiks and fat quarters.
And if you need justification for your stash, I love this saying – “I am not hoarding. I am the curator of an extensive textile exhibit.”
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My plans to get the house decorated for Christmas are on hold. Hubby made the wise decision to postpone hanging outside lights until after our roof repairs are complete, and I was busy with other errands this weekend so I did not start on inside decor either.
Every year, I look forward to bringing out my collection of Santas. I have several from Jim Shore Designs, and a special favorite is one I bought in Scotland.
My Favorite Animal
Another item I collect is giraffe figurines. As a kid, I wanted to have a different answer for the question, “What is your favorite animal?” So, I decided giraffes were the embodiment of my desire to be unique! I have many types of figurines in my collection – wooden, brass, ceramic, and of course fabric.
Since my mother’s favorite is a rabbit, I am able to find special gifts for her as well. I loved the Thicket collection from Moda several years ago, and I made her this wall hanging.
What items do you collect?
Put Your Foot Down Linky Party
Here is the weekly invitation to share your collections and quilting updates! I love the diversity of the quilting community and it is a treat to see what you have been working on. Thanks for being here!