I am long overdue for a post – there just hasn’t been all that much to show lately. Cherry is coming along nicely – I have a back, one front piece and the second front piece is halfway there. I haven’t had too much time for knitting lately but I expect some beach time this weekend (FINALLY some nice weather in store) will remedy that.
I also haven’t been sewing yet, really, except for some practice seams and learning how to thread the machine, etc. But I certainly have been shopping in preparation. So here’s what I got lately:
First, on a button expedition yesterday, some buttons for Cherry:
And for Alice, should I ever finish THAT one:
During an outing to the Renegade Crafts Fair with some friends a couple of weeks ago, I picked up some scrap fabric at the Repro Depot booth before it was total mayhem in there. The brown isn’t enough for a garment except for maybe a spaghetti tank, but I liked it. The pink will become a circular needle holder – I bought some solid brown to line it and some batting so I might try a little quilting technique for that. (slippery slope, people…). The blue is barely enough for a skirt but has already been cut for one – I figure this to be my practice piece but if it’s wearable in the end, even better.
Then I went nuts with Denyse Schmidt fabric from Cia’s Palette. And yesterday bought thread and zippers to match, so I’m all set when I feel confident enough to make actual pieces. We have 2 skirts and a dress in the making here, folks. Hopefully I will gain the courage before summer is over, these aren’t exactly Fall items.
And now that I have been to a great local quilting store and know there’s another as well, I may not be able to control the printed cotton fabric habit that’s developing. I might just have to take a quilting class.