Well it's been quite crazy really. The Spring Stashbust started so no shopping for me. I was able to control my urges so far.
I made a second a ruffled apron as tester for Linda's pattern store the Ruffled Begonia. (You can win it here). The fist one was a collection of dot fabrics. I didn't realize how many different dot fabrics had in my stash until I started pulling them out for this project.
This past weekend I was in Delaware, with no internet, but with awesome gals at an awesome place for a sewing retreat. It was pretty cold but with a bit of wine and the good company, we all felt quite warm.
I got 4 projects underway: a scarf, 2 handbags and a quilt top, all stashbusting projects. Yay. I'm hoping to share the handbags soon. I only have the snap closures and the straps to finish. Here is a sneak peek of one of the bags.
The scarf is also still in progress, about 90% done.
But mostly I'm pretty proud of this quit top. The mitered corners were new to me. After some "quality time" with my seam ripper, I figured a way through it and like my daughter would say: Tada !!
My mom saw the pictures and loves it. The deadline to finish quilting it is in July but I plan on completing it faster... I have a request for its twin, for which I have all the supplies already. More mitered corners in my future.
After that my time was spent preparing for surgery (which happened this past wednesday), including a few scheduled posts on projects completed earlier but not yet shared. The surgery went well and thanks to Joan, I was able to rest a lot Thursday and Friday. The recovery however is going much slower than I hoped. I spent the past 3 months completely exhausted, I should have known better. It can only improve I guess. Still taking it slowly and catching up on emails - about 50 more to go through. More scheduled posts in the week ahead until I'm fully back in the swing of things.
Spring is my favorite time of the year. I usually feel more energized and motivated. It's a time of renewal, rebirth, and along with that comes a bit of yard work. I would like to get a mini herb garden planted with my little bug. I think she would love it. In the meantime I made some fabric flowers...