Sunday, April 3

What I've been up to - Week 13 & 14

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...

What have you been up to?


Nobody guessed  which of these cups came home with me yet
 The first to guess gets a custom fabric flower (pick your favorite color)


  1. Your ruffel aprons are adorable!
    My guess.....the pink one in the front?
    I love those pin cusion tea cups. I've been making them as gifts & and of course I love mine too :) Cute & handy.

  2. Enjoy your blog, you inspire me! I think the cup on the gold supper went home with you.

  3. i love those ruffle aprons! so adorable! I want one!

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