I feel like I've been waiting so excitedly all week for the arrival of the new Denyse Schmidt line, Hope Valley. When I walked into the store yesterday morning, there it was. Three big ol' boxes stashed behind the cutting table. It's a great line of fabric. It has been quite a while since I've ordered a complete line. I've found myself drawn to some, or maybe even most prints in a line, but too wishy-washy about some to justify ordering it complete. So, I'm thrilled that one came along and made it easy for me to say, "I want the whole thing."
As I entered all the fabric into our computer I kept thinking about how I would talk about it here. It's great. It's simple and expansive. Simple in the sense that there are three color-ways, each print is in each of those three colors and there are only 8 or so prints. Expansive in that the colors she's used are broad ranging. There's the "fiesta" group that has oranges, pinks, mauves, a little sherbety, but not too sweet. There's the "new day" group that is blue and grey, subdued and then the "piney woods" group that has olive and yellowy-greens, and brown. They're all so lovely and great mixed up together. The joy of seeing them all together in their glory lasts only a little while before the bolts get skinny and clear out, so come see it while you can!
Although I find myself gushing so much over this collection, I do not want to ignore all the other fantastic things we received this week. It's been a great week of opening boxes! The remaining items from Heather Bailey's Nicey Jane arrived. Very cute and fun colors. It's a great combination of florals and geometrics.
Next, we've got Anna Maria Horner's much anticipated coated cottons. It's the lovely, pliable, wide goods from Westminster Fibers/ Free Spirit, in her adorable new prints. A cute little group of wildlife-y prints with racoons and squirrels and such, some fine looking yarn dyes from Kaffe Fasset and the group above with richly colored tone on tone prints and sophisticated insects. With all these great new things to choose from, how will you decide?