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In which FCM is silly this morning.

I’ve been quiet, as we’ve not really had much going on. It’s sort of that long stretch between Halloween and Christmas.  Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, but there’s not really much to do, unless you like lists and grocery shopping.  Alight, I do like those things but they are boring for blog posts, particularly a few weeks in advance.  I suppose I could share recipes too.

Today is dark and gloomy. It was so hard to get out of bed this morning. November has been mild thus far, with the temps seeming to fluctuate to the lower 40’s to the high 60’s. El Niño indeed.  I hate to admit it, but this year I wouldn’t mind it staying like this.  Not really into the cold, although I know I’d be having a fit in December towards Christmas.  But for November…it hasn’t been bad.  In fact, I could name at least 5 Novembers that were worse.

Feeling uninspired by the dark and gloomy, and cranky because my coffee is really weak, I was browsing over some fabric from Jo Ann Fabrics this morning.  I don’t sew, or at least, I don’t think I sew well enough to buy pretty fabrics.  But today I was looking at the Christmas fabrics, and really wanted to learn and practice.  Outside of wanting every single penguin fabric (I have a bit of an obsession…), there were some really cute fabrics that would make anything from quilts, clothes and christmas decor.  I’m not really a vintage style girl, but there was a few this year that really caught my eye.

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We should name them.

But then I saw these pretty awesome “whimsical” patterns that just…screamed MERRY CHRISTMAS.  Funny gifts that I think my friends would appreciate.  I can’t stop laughing, really.  These are, hands down, the best fabrics I have ever seen.  They should be made into Christmas tablecloths, and napkins.  Gift bags.  Wine totes.  Heck, reusable wrapping paper, and wreathes and cloth ornaments.  You name it, and this is the fabric!

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Here’s the second gem. We need to name them too.

Honestly, I’m bring silly, but these are fantastic really.  I think most of my friends (male and female) would get a kick out of it, and they are perfect for that joke gift exchanged between girlfriends (and maybe sisters-in-laws.)

And there wasn’t just one, but two of these gems.  Really, I’m sad there’s not more (and yes, I went through all 10 pages of Christmas fabric) for some sort of ultimate hunky men of Christmas quilt project.

Guys, I’m still laughing. And yes, I just checked to see if there was a Thanksgiving version.  Sadly, there was not.

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