I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend. We were busy here; I had a fierce battle with a stomach bug up until Christmas day which resulted in some handmade presents remaining unmade, but there’s always next year!! I do have some ideas I will share with you belatedly, but a gift is good at any time of year.
Being sick also meant laundry and dishes didn’t get done, so I am busy today as well. Isn’t it annoying how life returns to normal?
I have to admit, as fun as all the festivities were this year, I am ready for a break. Last night I was just itching to make something. Making something is therapeutic for me. So I busted out a reliable pattern (Simplicity 3513) from this project and turned out a new shirt while watching a movie with my hubs.
I took in the top about 2 inches to avoid the gathering, and put in full sleeves this time (since it is cold out, ha ha). The fabric is a Heidi Grace design from Jo Ann’s. Heidi Grace has the only soft fabric in the whole quilting cotton section, in my opinion. And it is cute to boot.
Can I just say how proud I am of my stash-busting this month?? Everything I made came from stash. Except maybe some trim, but does that count? I often buy fabric with a project in mind, but then another idea comes and the fabric gets put aside and forgotten. I did receive some fabric for Christmas that I am keeping out, in sight, until inspiration hits:
Charm pack of Tufted Tweets!! I studied Interior Design and Architecture in college, so this fabric line has been calling softly to me for a while. It turns out that my sister responded to the call! Thanks Katie! I am looking for a quilt pattern that is modern, and that I don’t have to chop the charms up- the scale on some of the prints is too big to be appreciated in tiny pieces. Any ideas?