Fabric of Life

July 13th

Blogger girls

I met up with birds of the same feather yesterday — ladies I’ve long admired from afar but hadn’t ever met in person. We met at Denver Fabrics for a bit of excessive textile consumption (they watched; I acted like a fat kid in a candy store. A fat kid who yesterday spent her entire allowance at Fancy Tiger).

New fabrics


And then came the margaritas.

If this road trip had a theme to date, it would be rimmed with salt and over the rocks with a dash of fun. LoLa’s in the Highlands neighborhood is just a great as Rosie said. Julia, Erin and I joined her for some much needed laughter.

Japanese purse handles

Future curtain panel

Friends, new art supplies and a dash of lime makes this wandering desert girl very, very happy. I’m sad to say farewell to Colorado, but big sky country awaits. Hi ho Civic, away!


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16 Responses

  1. Beautiful fabric Kelli! Also, give my love to MT. I miss that place. Where are you going? If you’ve never been to Glacier National Park then you HAVE TO GO!!!! It is by far the most beautiful park in our entire country!

    Safe Journey!

  2. Tina in Duluth July 13, 2009

    I’ve enjoyed getting caught up on your travel adventures!

    We’ll all be looking forward to seeing the creations yet-to-be-made with your fabric store score.

    Travel safely.

  3. So fun that you’re meeting so many bloggy friends. That second photo shows off some great fabric selections! Looks like you’re having a fun trip!

  4. I love love love the trim with the Russian dolls. So sweet! So glad you are enjoying yourself! Someday, ah yes someday….

    Be safe!

  5. I’m with Prairie Girl, love that Russian doll ribbon/trim. I’m having margarita envy now, too. 🙂

  6. So happy we could finally make it happen! Must do it again 🙂

    Have a safe and fun rest of your trip!

    (Site looks great, btw. How did I miss the redesign?)

  7. Your post title says it all. Love this one.

  8. What a scream! Meeting you was a genuine pleasure. Please be safe up north. And care for your heart and mind in the coming weeks. I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you.
    Much love,

  9. Ooooooh! I wish I were the fat kid in a candy store. The moth fabric is so cool! And the photos of your trip are incredible.

  10. Wishing you a rainbow
    For sunlight after showers—
    Miles and miles of Irish smiles
    For golden happy hours—
    Shamrocks at your doorway
    For luck and laughter too,
    And a host of friends that never ends
    Each day your whole life through!

    An Old Irish Wish for a Friend.

  11. Yay Kelli! Fly Girlfriend, fly! My heart is singing for you! (Jim, love the Irish wish…)

  12. Great finds! Can’t wait to see what you create. ….and Amen to the margs. Having made a stop at THE RIO now qualifies you as an initiated Boulderite.

  13. Hello beautiful lady – I had a great time hanging out with you on Sunday. The company, view, and Sangria created the perfect happy hour. Lots of hugs to you and I hope you’re enjoying doing nothing in Wyoming. That sounds like the best kind of vacation! Safe travels to you and I hope we get to meet again soon!

  14. Wow that sounds like a great day!! Any day that has fabric shopping in it is a great day!

  15. I can see why you chose all that fabric! Pretty! And those purse handles are pretty sweet! Can’t wait to see how you use them.

  16. Sounds wonderful! I am envious!