Tuesday, July 21, 2015

What Oh What Shall I Make?

Little Joys by Elea Lutz for Penny Rose Fabrics. The cutest Christmas fabric I've seen in a long, long time.

Since it's 1930-ish I'm thinking Dresden Plates but it'll take sooooo long!

Any suggestions?

Thursday, July 16, 2015

A Crazy Couple of Months

I don't even know where to start.

In February, after a couple of months on pins and needless, we made the decision to move from Washington State to Iowa. Reasons were purely financial and I was a little apprehensive.
In March we spent 3 days frantically house hunting in the Des Moines area. I discovered that it's really SO much prettier here than most people probably think.

On April 9th, we closed on our new house in the woods.
I love it here although I haven't had time to explore and/or meet any local quilters. We've been busy painting, gardening and organizing our beautiful new home, which was vacant for 9 months. (You can see a little bit of it on my other very neglected blog.)

My mom was here for a month-long visit and, needless to say, not much sewing happened while she was here either.
I have one more visitor until the 23rd, after which I will seriously jump back in!
I still have a messy new sewing studio but it's huge, so I'm REALLY excited about getting it in shape.

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I managed to make a couple of pillow covers (with zippers!) for the guest bedroom.
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And a pincushion. Who remembers "Park Slope" by Erin McMorris?
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That's about it though. I've managed to post a couple of photos on Instagram so, if you want to stay slightly up to date, be sure to follow me over there.

I hope to be back here on a fairly regular basis starting today. For real.