I’d like to start off by thanking everyone for their great suggestions of topics for me to blog about. I feel like I’m set for the next 6 months. Maybe next May I’ll have to ask for more ideas again! Anyways, I really appreciate all your help with my “blogger’s block” – it was just what I needed! The winning suggestion, chosen at random was: Linda, posted on Nov 19 at 12:28 a.m. Please email your shipping address (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I’ll get your pattern out in time to start those Christmas gifts!
I’d like to tell you about my fun weekend. Joel decided to have a father-son hunting retreat at his place in North Dakota. Several years back, he and five other guys chipped in and bought a house for $6,000. Can you believe that??? I didn’t know you could buy a house so cheap. He says it’s not a total dump. . . I’m just going to take his word on that one. I don’t need to go out there and see it. Several times a year he takes a group of guys out there to go hunting. This time he took his Dad, My Dad, my sister’s husband and his Dad. That left my Mom, my sister, her Addi and myself home alone for the weekend. We decided to have our own little retreat, sewing, watching movies, hanging out, and snacking.
We started Friday morning, when I woke up to find the lake frozen over. This always makes me sad
Living at the lake in Minnesota is great for 3 months out of the year – but there is 5 months out of the year that you stare at a huge block of ice. It makes me cold just looking at it. We finally got some sun though - We had about two weeks straight with only 2 minutes 33 seconds of sunshine (according to the news). At least our weekend started out sunny!
This is the first project I worked on:
It’s my Square Peg pattern from the new book “Livin’ Large“. The fabrics are by Joel Dewberry.
Later that afternoon, a box arrived from my favorite fabric company, Moda. Moda has generously contributed fabric to my books for the past couple years. It’s great for me because I am able to get the yardage early, so when the book comes out, the fabric is still available. I hope it works out great for the customers who are looking for those fabrics, and I also hope that Moda sells lots of fabric because of it!!! So thanks Lissa, for helping out again. I can’t wait to get started! I mentioned my niece Addi was here over the weekend. She loved the new Moda fabrics too – see?
She spent quite a while just playing with the charm packs and stacking up the jelly rolls.
And look – even she was drooling (literally) over these great fabrics!
I got a shower curtain made out of this fabric. I’m working on a wall hanging out of the other two swatches in the picture. When I get it done, I’ll show you the finished project and the bathroom it’s going in – it’s part of my mission to introduce large scale prints into my house.
I love this fabric. It’s one of Amy Butler’s decorator weight prints. I got it here.
I also worked on the pillow shams for my bedroom.
They are to coordinate with this runner that I made a while back
and this quilt that is going on my bed. The fabrics are by Heather Bailey (I think I mentioned that before)
That concludes my weekend. I wanted to get my curtains made too, but I ran out of time. I guess I shouldn’t have spent so much time playing with that baby! Joel and our dog Daisy arrived home safe, but tired. She’s hardly moved from her bed since she got home. Oh, home-sweet-home.