I was thrilled and honored when Kristen & Beth from Sew Mama Sew contacted me asking if I’d like to be on their editorial board for the next couple of months… Yes, please!
They did an amazingly nice intro post about me today. I’ll be doing a sew along for them next month so I hope you’ll be sewing along with me then!
What an amazing time…I am so so proud of my country today.
Illustration by Patrick Moberg.
These are almost done – just need to bind number two!
Meanwhile, I’ve discovered that I love to sit and embroider while I’m watching a little tv at night. I feel useless when I’m not doing something with my hands, and there’s only so many bindings to stitch… plus, for some reason my past obsession with knitting has died completely (to hopefully one day return? Has this happened to any of you?).
Maybe I’ll do enough of these little cuties to have them be the centers of blocks for my next quilt.
I was lucky enough to pick up the Sublime Stitching book for $5 at a little weekly street fair nearby and I’m so happy to be finally putting the patterns to good use!
Next up… pears!
I’ve decided it’s way past time to be labeling my quilts – but didn’t have the patience to wait the time it would take to get them made before finishing my last quilt, so I embroidered one!
I figure that it’s not like I make so many quilts that I can’t manage to make a tag for each one, right? I like the result and I think that it sticks with the “handmade” idea. Plus, I really like the idea that I can change the colors and the label can match the quilt. I’m thinking this might become my standard way of labelling! Quilts at least… for other items, it would be too labor intensive…
I’m not one of those people who finds amazing things all the time at flea markets and antique shops. I’m just not. So I couldn’t believe my luck in finding this sewing box on the side of the road! A pair of the legs were broken off and it was dirty and dull.
I knew that it had great potential, so a bit of work…
…and I had this!
And now it’s already filled up with all of my sewing things and getting lots of use! I love it!