I stopped at a dangerous nearby fabric store yesterday. I knew they would have the tiny buttons I wanted for the Playing Dress-up dresses.
Which they did.
I accidently looked at their cotton fabrics. Well, they put them right on top of a shelving unit and are at eye level even from afar. I couldn’t help but see them.
DARN IT! And they have the panthers in my favorite color only. Isn’t that some sort of a sign?!?
I only looked at the Liberty of London. And the ribbons and trims. See. I can behave occasionally.
You can see that I’m still hand quilting the dresses.
Not that I mind, but this is taking up precious daylight hours. While it is small and portable, the lighting in the places in which I seem to be waiting around these days is less than acceptable for my eyes. Do you think the YMCA would mind installing some nice bright natural light for those of us who need to hand quilt instead of walking briskly around the track??? I’m sure they’ll get right on that. I hold out no hope for the church basement in which piano lessons are administered.
BUT, speaking of getting right on things. Did you see the great storage boxes over at Joanna’s place? My boss uses these boxes for projects and I’d been thinking since I saw hers that I needed to get me some of those. Well, Joanna got some at Xpedx. Hey, I have an Xpedx store nearby. Nope, they don’t carry them in the store. So, I came home and ordered some from the Xpedx web site. Cheap, super cheap and reasonable shipping. OK, done.
Today, the dogs sounded the UPS truck alarm (why do dogs hate the UPS man???? or is it just the truck?). Look what showed up:
Indeed they were packed with care:
Did I mention that I ordered them yesterday? Afternoon? And they arrived today? Via Ground shipping? Gotta love that kind of service. The economy may be in the dumps, but we can certainly deliver office supplies to storage-deprived quilters! Yes, we can!
What else? Oh, working on a work-related medallion center:
These are some of my best Y seams ever. Notice I said some because that person up in the upper right can’t get with the program. I was quite happy having tried a new-to-me construction approach. I put the units together slightly differently than I usually do. Nothing fancy or new, really, it just worked better for me to have the 90 degree angles on top while sewing. Maybe that made me stop sewing at a better place. Whatever, it worked for me.
Finally, I’m still doing the knitting on the side thing. I started this project on Friday night and can’t seem to put this project down. It is a Stegosaurus Noro Cowl designed by Maryse Roudier.
If you have any knitting ability whatsoever, you can make this. Trust me! This is also not a portable project FOR ME because I have to have my little yarn balls laid out in a certain order so I don’t get them twisted, but once you figure out what works best for you, you’re golden. You can even watch junky TV while knitting it. Won’t this impress your loved ones at the holidays?? This is definitely one of those squeal-y what will happen next projects. It is a good thing I am easily amused.