Friday, June 22, 2012

taking along...

Today I am off and running... driving actually to Atlanta!  I am SO stoked.  I cut a project to take along, it's the second coin quilt I'm making for a friend.  I would say "sister" quilt, but actually I guess I made the sister first.  This one is a brother!

time to cut!

In the evenings, the sun sets over the barn in the backyard and spills really warm light in through the small western window in my new sewing room.   I was working away cutting this stack of neutrals + aqua + teal + oranges into 9" strips of various thicknesses.

Happy Drawing too!

The light can be incredibly harsh, actually.  It illuminated all the flaws on my much-used cutting mat and the shadows grew longer and longer, while these cute Happy Drawing scraps made their way into the quilt.

take alongs

By morning I had a hefty stack of neatly cut fabrics.  So, soooo many fabrics.  Scrappy delight. There are lots of currently available prints in here like the Metro Circles, Modern Meadow Herringbone, Pezzy prints, Lizzy's stripe, Happy drawing scribbles and Heath by Alexander Henry.  But lots else that I've collected over time.  I love the variety that builds from keeping and sewing from stash!

I wonder how much I'll sew together on the trip?  The talking and visiting will be far higher on the priority list!

Before I leave you for the weekend, I thought I'd share a few "Weekend Wishes" to borrow a phrase from Shannon.

weekend wishes

That those of you in Handstitched Class enjoy moments like this over your embroidery.

I'll take a few...

That those of you near Atlanta sneak away to join us at Whipstitch on Saturday morning/lunch (that's tomorrow!).

by OnceWed via Pinterest

And that everyone everywhere finds something sweet to take along or take away from our weekend rest!


  1. I was really hoping to be able to come up (I live just below Atlanta) but hubby has to work so it doesn't look good. In case I don't see you, have fun in the big ATL!

  2. Have fun! I can't wait to hear how it goes. :)

    I can relate with the flawed cutting mat. My big one hardly even does the job anymore, it's so well loved/used. I love the fabrics on that shot and can't wait to see your progress after your weekend of fun!

  3. What a lovely sentiment for the weekend ... I'm having lots of fun with my hand stitching :)

  4. Hope you have a great time and manage to fit some sewing in somewhere =D

  5. I like your wishes for everyone. If only we would realize that it's mostly up to us to make good moments happen and to enjoy them when they are present. That's what I'm working on...making good moments.

    1. So very true! Our weekend away wasn't hard to organize and wasn't so expensive. There's so much we can do if we only try.

  6. So sorry to miss this...maybe next year! Have fun!

  7. Great colors on your 2nd coin quilt! I made 2 small (twin cozy) coin quilts and stitched positive affirmation words onto some of the neutral strips.
    Have a great trip & fun weekend!


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