Monday, December 9, 2013

Things to Note

No. 1 - do. Good Stitches quilt pool

The topmost thing to note is that tomorrow is the very day upon which I will open the do. Good Stitches 2013 finished quilt pool.  This is a festive, happy space for our dandy year-end celebration. Details here

No. 2 - pajamas, hurrah!

This weekend I did indeed finish those pajamas.  Though it's a very cloudy day, we did manage to snap some shots first thing this morning.

Bedtime Story pjs

The poor babies wanted to get on with their day and hit the books, but captain blogging mama cajoled a few smiles.

in Ann Kelle Park Play

I made Aria (just turned 9) a size 8 and Liam (almost 7) a size 6.  As you can see they have plenty of length in both.  My children are average sized and slender.  I think this pattern, Bedtime Story pajamas by Oliver & S, runs roomy, which is nice for pajamas!

button closure this year

Look, button closure!  We opted against ties this year.  This will be easier for Aria to manage and more durable as well.

in Ann Kelle bermuda owls

Oh, and as I feared, Liam decided when all was said and done that he did want a matching flannel top after all.  Oops, I should trusted my instincts and ordered more flannel from Fat Quarter Shop!  Our prints are both by Ann Kelle.

all done, Mama

Mm, I love the way that Shelburne Falls print trims up Aria's choice of flannel. 

No. 3 - Fabricy Goodness

One final thing to note for all fabric lovers...

pretties from Sew Love Fabrics

Late last week happy mail arrived!  I bought a few Anna Maria Horner lovelies from Sew Love Fabrics, including Dowry and some misc. older prints.  She often has a nice stock of older Anna Maria.  I'll be adding these to the Sawtooth Stars quilt-in-progress.

essentials from Lark Cottons

I also received this purchase from Lark Cottons.  I couldn't pass up restocking Comma Periods in chalk.  Have I mentioned I kind of like that fabric?  Addicted is more like it.  Somehow I talked myself down to just 2 yards.  I usually buy 1/2 yards, and it's hard to indulge.   Also got more of my favorite teal print and some other restocks of useful fabrics.  Notice that Heather pinks the edges when cutting orders at Lark.  Such a nice touch.

Have a happy Monday!


  1. great pajamas, rachel! your kids look cozily clad, for sure! :) i think the button closure is a fantastic idea. the ties didn't work out so well for us. i have used snaps which work well. but i love your touch of adding buttons best of all.


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