I’ve spent my convalescence, which I am now ready to admit was from the flu, catching up on television that I’ve neglected. Downton Abbey was first on my list and I am happy to say that it has completely revived my passion for early 1900s fashion. I mean, just look at it: The lace! The beading! The draping! The fabrics! I love it all. I wish I could be more eloquent about it, but I just can’t. All is what I love and all is all I can say. I think my passion for it started with a show I … Continue reading
Have you heard of Kickstarter? If you haven’t, you need to check it out. It’s where folks like us can support other folks like us by backing their projects and helping them to get off the ground. I bring this up now because I was directed to a Kickstarter for Sara at Sew Sweetness that I really want to see backed – Sara designs beautiful handbag patterns that are available for free, but she would like to start designing clothing patterns for sale. She needs to purchase pattern drafting software to do so and that stuff is pricey. For donating just $25 to the … Continue reading
Do you know what Farfalle is? It’s the pasta that’s shaped like a bow. You know, this stuff: Did you also know that “farfalla” is Italian for butterfly? Neither did I… ANYWAY…this weekend, I made a flying farfalle quilt as a well-past-due gift for the baby of some friends. (The baby is now 4 months old, so it’s not THAT far past due…) What a fun quilt to make! I love how this turned out…well, most of it. I love the wonky triangles and the colors. I’m not usually a pink girl, but every once in a while I like … Continue reading
I’m trying out a new (to me) free motion quilting design on this baby quilt. It’s called “Trailing Spirals“. What do you think?