What makes me happy
I actually got a lot of things worked on for Sew&Tell this week. I guess not going anywhere has it’s perks. This week I worked on a few little projects that still need some working on. Creamie’s window treatments are almost done, I just need to pick up the last few things.
I did get this cutie apron finished for my neice who just turned five. Every girl needs a ruffly apron and I hope she likes it! This one isn’t reversible because it was mostly from my stash and I didn’t have another fabric to go with it. Purple usually isn’t my color, but this purple was left over from Creamie’s nursery.
I love finding just the right thing from my stash! And it’s a good thing too. I really do have a disease about keeping little bits of this and that. If it is more than an inch wide, it goes into my box. If it is bigger than a paperclip but too small for my box, then it goes into another little scrapbag. Yeah, a paperclip. I have been giving all my teensy tiny scraps to my mom. She runs a preschool and when they talk about colors she gives the kids all these teensy little scraps of things to glue onto color collages. Pretty much the only thing that ends up in my sewing garbage can is thread and bent pins. (And why do I have so many bent pins! Sheesh!)
I also have this new little stack of fabric that is ready for something wonderful. Scott gave me the brown pear Kokka print for Christmas, and I have been trying to find just the thing to do with it. It’s only a yard (he found it on ebay and that was all they had). I think I have this project mostly figured out, but it just looks so pretty all spread out! I can’t wait to start (but am always wary about cutting into fabric I love even when I know I am going to keep it at my house when it is finished.) I just need to find another choclatey brown FQ that isn’t a polka dot. Of course, when I go shopping I better only take $3, otherwise you wind up with 20 FQ in your bag and a couple of yards of this and that. I was originally going to make this print into a bag, and took it into the quilt shop to find a lining. Big Mistake. Of course, it has a happy ending.
Go check out the other Sew&Tell’s, it is one of my favorite parts of starting the weekend.