I’m still working on my Sugar Skull, but without much progress to share. The last couple of days I’ve been watching the Olympics more than just stitching to them and looking up every now and then. We are seeing some wonderful accomplishments from so many new Olympians.
I thought I would share a few of the things I’ve purchased lately, and projects that I have in mind.
While I never really need more quilting fabric, I keep my eye on the Fat Quarter Shop sales page. Especially the 60-50% off pages. I usually will buy a half-yard cut of something if I can get it for around $3 and try to be cheaper than that. At one point I would buy only fabrics that fit a category of color that I was low in. My non-sewing has not stopped me from buying fabric but it has been awhile since I bought any.
I have some pretty mint and pink fabrics that have sewing themes I plan to turn into project bags using the very excellent video tutorial of Vonna at The Twisted Stitcher.
There was also a really good video tutorial on sewing zipper bags on Fat Quarter Shop yesterday and I want to make some zipper bags. I don’t know if I’m going to use her pattern, but I do like the tutorial. As long as I’ve been sewing, making these intimidates me for some reason!
I have had this quilt pattern saved on my phone for almost 3 years.
When I was working in a quilt store, a customer came in with her nearly finished project (she was looking for border fabrics). I fell in love with the scrappy-ness of it, and that it was done in civil war era reproduction fabrics. When I first hunted for the pattern I only found a soon-to-be-opened web page of the designer. I had posted the customer’s quilt (with her permission) on my Facebook page when she first came in and that post popped up as a memory a bit ago so I was reminded to hunt for the pattern again. The website is active and I ordered it. I was a little nervous because I received no confirmation of my order, nor any notice of shipping, from the designer. I had decided to give it two weeks before I wrote her, but it showed up in my mailbox about that time. Whew! No idea when I plan to start it, but I’m so happy to have it. 😀
Yesterday I received these two lovelies from Attic Needlework. I drove over to pick them up, but the store was closed, so instead of driving back over there just had them mail, since I figured it would be cheaper than the cost of gas from here. It took 1 day for them to arrive.
I spotted Ann Pegg during a trip with my girlfriends in June. It was out of stock, but since the designer, The Scarlett House, is a local lady, it didn’t take long for the store to get it back in. The design was stitched on 28ct Jubilee Brash by Picture this Plus, however, so now I’m having to decide what I want to stitch it on. Honestly, the fabric is what first drew me to the design, so I’m very disappointed it’s no longer available.
This Is My Happy Place is a new design by The Scarlett House. Coincidence! When I saw it I immediately started thinking how I could change it a little to reflect both stitching and quilting. I think I’ve come up with an idea, but we’ll see. The design is charted to stitch the buttons if you want to do that instead of sew some on.
New on my wish-list are Lizzie Kate’s Pumpkin Pocket (links are to blog pages), and Threadwork Primitive’s Autumn in Bloom.
Off to do some stitching before Mister and I head out on Date Night.
I hope you enjoy your weekend.