Hidy Ho! How’s it going out there? We’re having a good week, so far, here in ThimbleannaLand.
For starters, when I was answering comments from my last post, it occurred to me that there was one last place I hadn’t looked for the missing towels in the kids bathroom. The clothes hamper! Could it be that obvious? Well, Yes! I was thinking that the kids either threw their towels on the floor or brought them down to the laundry room when they left. But nooooo, they actually use the clothes hamper! Someone has them trained — it’s probably SweetiePie LOL. Mystery solved.
And then, today, I received a little surprise in the mail. I won a giveaway a few weeks ago from Amy. Amy had a very exciting summer and was able to spend a month in the UK with her family. She brought back some goodies and I was the lucky winner. I’m hoping I’ll be able to use some of that cute fabric in one of my Union Jack blocks. Thank You Amy — I share your love of the UK!!!
If you’re in the U.S., are you ready for a long weekend? I AM! I’m hoping to get some sewing time in. I need to make a little birthday present, so I went shopping in my own store (haha) and picked some fabrics. Here’s a picture with a big hint as to what I’ll be making. (From left to right that’s Surprise Birthday in Pink (because it’s for a birthday!), Essex Linen in Flax, and Up Parasol Stella Sky.)
I’m also hoping to keep plugging away on my Trip Around the World. Our assignment for this month is rows 25 – 30. I’m currently in the middle of row 26 and I’ve been auditioning fabrics for the next group of rows. I had the fabrics hanging over the edge of my temporary design wall, and I realized that I could use these little numbered pins that I recently found to help me keep the fabrics straight. I’m really excited about these pins — when I’m machine sewing quilt tops, I’m a chain-piecer when it works, and I’ve always ripped up scraps of paper and pinned them to my fabric to keep the rows straight. These numbered pins will be SO much easier.
One last thing before I go — after my last post I had some questions about The Aunt’s Quilt. Remember the Aunt’s Quilt?
After I saw it at quilt market I mentioned that it would be fun to have an Aunt’s Quilt quilt-along this fall. Happily, there were a few of you who said you’d like to play along. The pattern isn’t available yet, but if all goes well, I should have some toward the end of September. I’m taking my summer vacation at the end of September, so the plan will be to start in October, after I get back. (When I spoke with Jen at market, she said they had a quilt along in Melbourne for this quilt and they did one pieced block and one applique block each month, so that’s what we’ll plan on doing (with a holiday break or two!)) I’m planning on using mostly stash fabrics, but there were some fabrics that I really loved in the quilt so I’ve tried to pick up a few of them that I could find, and put them in my little shop. ;-D
Also, I have no idea how many patterns to get, so if you really want one, let me know.
Have a great weekend!