I have the sewing nook all set up. It overlooks the woods and backyard. Such a sweet little space to escape with pandora singing away as I sew. Best of all…. everything can stay out that I'm working on. I only have to clean up when we have guests coming. I guess this makes it a shared studio space…. but still!?! I'm feeling pretty grateful for the abundance of space in this new home of ours.
It's coming along. Since I took the photos above, I have sewn a strip of solid grey between the sets of two panels. The pattern is here. I picked it up at a sweet little fabric shop in Lafayette just before we moved north. The fabric I used is all collected bits of treasures from my stash. I bought half yards of Anna Maria Horner's Good Folks forever ago when it was in print and have since been waiting for the perfect project. I joked with my girl that I could make good money selling it on etsy. Collectible! But really, that's just no fun. As I was sewing up strips of this in New York….. while all my fabric was boxed up in Louisiana…. I suddenly remembered my mermaid collection. So the last few strips had to wait until we were unpacked in the new house so I could pull a few bits from my stash to add here and there. It's certainly a busy quilt…… but my big girl loves it. And truly, this mama does too. It's coming along in little bits. Slowly but surely getting closer to being done. And yes, there is one skinny strip. No, that is not part of the pattern. A little improv. (aka ~ mistake gone well) More about that another time….
I've got a pile of links for your weekend we exploring! Very handy if it's drizzling at your house too…..
~ Gennine. Always.
~ me. rambling about what's for dinner and other random bits. on facebook. want to join us?
~ make fairy wands. because they're awesome.
~ motivation for finishing the current quilt pattern? having already bought the pattern for the next one…. (made with the newest line from Jen of monaluna : raaga ~ I am in love with it, the elephants. gah!!)
~ I ordered one of these before they are all gone (almost!)
plus these from the archives::
you know, in case it's sunny at your house. of course, they're good when it's drizzly too….
~mango mint margaritas (your welcome)
Happy Weekending to you~