how every day is a chance to start fresh! I am so enjoying today, the long silent moments, the opportunity for working rest, the pretty bits of fabric brightening up my table.
See there? What first, you say? Mmm... let's talk about that stack of Anna Maria Horner voile trimmings. I've cut up all my voile for dining room curtains, which created a tempting little pile of slinky voile remnants. Hmm... what to do with glowing bits and bobs of voile?
Meanwhile, I'm working away on The Penny Sampler. I you think those Comma periods served handily! I wanted understated centers for these petite square blocks, which are just meant to be little embellishments tucked here and there in finished quilt.
Oh, and quite to my surprise... yesterday a package of Sarah Watson Indian Summer arrived on my doorstep. I vaguely remember sharing my address with Sarah months and months ago. I don't often receive fabric gifts, so yesterday was such perfect timing. I've actually been hankering after this collection. Love that Menagerie print and the Basket prints especially. I want to make a pillowcase for Liam!
Look, I just finished something! It's a zippy pouch for a Camper who'll use it to store her hand piecing on the go. I referenced this zipper tabs tutorial, since I don't make pouches often enough to have internalized the flow. For this side I used scraps from my Sparklers quilt...
and for this side, I went with a favorite Field Study print. Did my quilting on this side in little x's over the raindrops. Too fun!
Lined it with a medium gray text print from Tim Holtz' Eclectic Elements, which is a new fabric line by Coats brand premiering now at fabric market. A sneak preview was sent to me by the folks at Westminster. Yes, sometimes, I get crazy lucky.
But, anyway, it has an very earthy, rough vibe with some interesting text prints. It seems text prints are not going to be hard to find anymore. Everyone is doing it now. Which is fine with me. I still like them!
But, you know what I love most of all? I love all the kind, encouraging comments you're sending about yesterday's post. Thank-you for celebrating with me! It means a lot that I can be real and messy around here and even so you're still willing to listen. Thanks!
p.s. this post is a wee shout out to my friend Ara Jane, a sweet friend who blogs at "you know what i love?". Thanks for reminding us, Ara Jane, to share the things that we love!