First thanks for all the love for my bead labels. My very first LNS taught me that trick, the late great Thread Bear in Vestavia Hills AL. Which is Birmingham AL – the home of Hoffman Distributing & Just Cross Stitch – and they couldn’t keep a cross stitch shop open. Very sad.
Now on to business, lots of pictures not much text. More of an overview to what I’ve been doing (shopping – bad me!) and what I will be doing.
I’m trying to get a Brittercup RR going – if you’re interested stop by and take a look.
Moms has been harassing me for a quilt. I needed something I could work up quick, my goal is to have this in her hands for her birthday (June 27th). The fabric is Civil War Homefront and will go perfectly in her living room. The pattern is Scruffy Quilt by P.S. I Quilt via Moda Bake Shop. My fabric came from Cotton Charm Quilts, she may not have the biggest inventory – but what she does have she has fabulous prices on. I ordered Tuesday afternoon, it arrived today. I’m a bad daughter & asked her to pay for the the Civil War fabric – quilting fabric is just so expensive. But I am doing all the labor and I will buy the backing & batting myself.
At my LQS where I had to stop for some thread; I’ve been eyeing up this fabulous plaid and they were getting low on it so I had to buy it, I knew I’d kick myself if they sold out and I didn’t get any. I plan on making a Camille Bag with it. The plaid will be the trim & strap, the cherry check the outside, the black & white the inside pocket and all I need now is a solid red for the lining.
A while back I also bought the fabric to make a little shopping tote. Strawberry Bag. This I just need to get in front of the sewing machine and put together. Alright, I still have to cut it – but I could get this done in an afternoon I think.
I love Amazon gift cards. I had some & now I have a bit less. The book is (another) applique quilt. I’ve seen pictures of it done up on the web and it’s much cuter done with cuter fabrics, which of course is my plan. I’ve also been wanting to try my hand at a beaded needlecase. Of course this means I’ll be placing a bead order soonish.
The “cheap” felt for my Bareroots sewing set. I like this much much more. Still haven’t decided what my game plan is, when I do it’ll reappear on the blog.
Finally started CaHRH! Thankfully I can stitch comfortably on 40ct fabric. This one is getting stitched as charted fabric & NPIs.
And this is what it looks like next to me, I need all those so I can watch tv and answer the phone when I stitch.
Christine (the doll!) also sent me the chart of M Designs Little Witch and the kit with NPI silks!
And my Mirabilia RR came home!
Yeah, it’s a good day.