Thursday, November 15, 2012

Stevie Nicks....Chrissie Hynde...Patti Smith...Blondie

***After you've read this post, please check out Serenity Now with Grace Grits and Gardening over at Inspiration Cafe.  I enjoy pilates, but have never gotten into yoga...I may just have to after this.***

I am a child of the 70's...but just I was born at the end of the decade.  But, even though I can barely lay claim to the 70's, the music of the 70's laid claim to me.  I grew up listening to Fleetwood Mac, The Moody Blues, Neil Diamond, 3 Dog Night, and David Bowie.  The 80's music never suited my style because of what I was jamming out to in utero.  Thanks Dad for rocking the vinyl even to this day.

I was the lucky winner of one of Hawthorne Threads giveaways!  Imagine my thrill and delight when I read their weekly newsletter and there was my name, having won a fat quarter bundle of Pat Bravo's Rock N Romance fabric.  Be still my heart!  

It came in the mail today....oh yeah, all that!

The package opened  and all of a sudden my head was filled with...

"Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lust
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to us"


"You can go your own way!
Go your own way"


"Gonna use my arms
Gonna use my legs
Gonna use my style
Gonna use my sidestep   *****for the record I've always thought it was use my sassy...sidestep makes more sense*****
Gonna use my fingers
Gonna use my, my, my imaginations

'Cause I gonna make you see
There's nobody else here
No one like me
I'm special so special
I gotta have some of your attention give it to me!"

Oh yeah, baby.  If I had been 13 or so during this decade, I can just see me now...rocking my flared denim, a sweet floral print shirt (not unlike some of the prints in this collection), Farrah Fawcett hair while watching "Little House on the Prairie" and rocking out with my vinyl or 8 Tracks to any of the music listed above.

Alas, I grew up in the 80's so I rocked neon...jelly shoes...BIG BANGS...and I rolled the cuffs of my jeans....and my t-shirts...cassette tapes...and Growing Pains.

So, I am going to embrace the decade of my birth and make something seriously far out using this gorgeous fabric...can you dig it?

And I can't wait.  There's something refreshing about the color pallet Pat Bravo chose.  It's mellow....yet cool...totally retro...and yet modern at the same time...and completely different from what I've got in my fabric collection.

Thanks for reading and thank you so much to Hawthorne Threads...without a doubt my favorite, go-to site for amazing fabric.



  1. Congratulations, Heather, that is so awesome! Look at all that fabric! I totally dig this post ;O) I'm a 70s child too...I know all the songs you were "singing" is stuck in my head now "You can go your own way!....Go your own way" I can't wait to see what you do with all this fabric!!

    1. Yeah, I was jamming in my head too! Glad you like it Mary!! I have no idea what I'm going to do yet...but I have ideas a swirling.

  2. Way to go Heather! I know those songs too! I think you should make a cute floral shirt anyway....maybe peasant style!! Can't wait to see what you're going to do with all of that!

    1. That is a very good idea Danni...I'll definitely put it in my list of options...

  3. I cannot wait to see what you do with these fabrics! I really like the patterns and colors. My first decade was the 70's and my second the 80's so I appreciate both! I'm pretty fond of Blondie though! My brother had her record and I played it over and over.

    1. Sherry...yeah, you're right. I guess I can love the 80's for their extreme shoulder pads and Cocoa Pebbles as well as the 70's for their own brand of awesome. Let's just not talk about the 90's when I had a plaid shirt wrapped around my waist non-stop.


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