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Saturday, February 28, 2015

A few new purchases...

When DH retired in 2009, he put some money aside to start a 'new car' account. The idea was that he would replace the car in the next few years after retirement. But Camille Camry just 'kept on going on'. But after his recent health scare, DH decided that maybe he should finally get that new car especially with these 'plate sales' that the dealers were offering on 2014 models...big savings. 
So it wasn't long before Carlotta Camry arrived...DH said this new car was 'racier' than the previous car, so deserved what he considered a 'racier' name! Lol. 



Now at the same time I did a bit of shopping...online from Ava and Neve, a shop at North Lakes specialising in Liberty fabrics. 

A more modest purchase compared to DH perhaps but there is a link...however tenuous :-)
I will be cutting some hexagons from these fabrics for a couple of upcoming projects and when we took delivery of 'Carlotta', DH didn't notice...but I did!! Look at the upholstery fabric of the seats...hexies! 


We've since covered up the front seats with seat covers, but the seat in the back is still hexie themed! 

14 comments:

creations.1 said...

Lol!!! Only a patchworker would notice that!!

Maria said...

Charlotte is lovely especially with those hexie seats....

Your Liberty fabrics are delicious too.

Dorothy said...

Win-win I'd say !! Enjoy the new car and the new fabric. xox

Susan said...

Oh yes, I love the new car and name - enjoy!
Those hexies were definitely a 'sign' that that car was meant to belong with you both eh ;D)

allotmentadventureswithjean said...

Love the smart new car.

Those Liberty prints are gorgeous. I must check out that store.

Jeanette said...

nice car. Love those seat covers. Hugs,xx

helbel19 said...

Great car Maria, you won't know yourself..... covering up those hexies my goodness.

Fat Dormouse said...

Very racy new car!! And funny that you nticed the hexies - I'm not sure I would've, but then, I'm not a patchworker/quilter/sewer.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

She is a beauty

Bev C said...

Hello Maria,

Oh I love the idea of calling your car a name, Carlotta, you won't forget that one. Have fun with those lovely Liberty fabrics.

Happy days.
Bev.

Maureen Clare said...

How appropriate and congrats on the new car. I love naming a car. My number plate is FMO and my friends christened it For Maureen Only....ummm....and I just adore those liberty fabrics

Susan said...

Fairs Fair I think - I suspect that shop is going to be very tempting for you...
Hope you get to go "racing" in Carlotta sometimes...

Vireya said...

Love the hexie seats! And those beautiful fabrics.

Robbie Hardy said...

Is the goal to replace the seat covers of your car with the other fabric? I've never done something like this before. Up till now I've always just bought seat covers for my cars. This way sounds like a lot more fun and you can make it look however you want it.
http://www.prestige-sheepskin.com.au/carseatcovers