So what girl didn't read Nancy Drew books as a kid, right? Well, I definitely read more than my fair share. When I first saw this book print, I amused myself reading the titles and trying to remember basic plotlines for each. But I didn't really see a need for it, so I left the fabric at the store.....and then Thing 1 had a need for a book print as a backdrop for a presentation. Due to time constraints, I ended up calling around to various quilt stores, in search of anything that would kind of look like a library backdrop. A new to me local quilt store had this print in stock - and it was even on clearance! Well, sold! I'll take whatever you have left (which ended up being two yards).
Fast forward a few weeks, and the fabric has done its duty and served as a backdrop. Now I need to do something else with it, so that it doesn't just sit in the stash. We went to my favorite local quilt store for their New Year's sale, and I spotted the magnifying glass print. So I decided that my aunt needed a set of pillowcases with these fabrics. Unfortunately, I forgot that I didn't have enough (with this very unidirectional print) to make two pillowcases, but, hey, she lives alone. One is fine! So I trimmed the book spines with the magnifying glasses, and I have enough left to do something else....maybe a box bag or two later on. For now, I'm just amused that my aunt's Christmas present (2013) is still not quite finished, but her birthday gift (Sept. 2014) is done.