Mary came in today and let me photograph her latest round of tea towels. She is so talented and so sweet. She just makes my day a million times better.
She did all seven days of the week for these, but I just posted three. The rest will be on our website soon. I am trying to get this last pattern drawn (one of 4 new SR patterns) and then I am going to get our website a fresh new look-super excited! It needs it!
These are from our pattern #3534 Birds Galore. I just adore this pattern. It is so beautiful and can add some wonderful color to any kitchen!
Well, back to the drawing board. Happy Stitching All!
The weather is cool around here today and yesterday, it totally has me in the Fall mood. I am so thankful I live in a place with four season. Just when you get tired and exhausted things change, it brings new life. I love it. Well I have a few things to share today. I have been so busy drawing new patterns I realized I hadn't posted all week! I am so sorry!
First, talk about some dedication. I give you the Yarn Car. An Imperial totally covered in yarn by artist Tim Klein.
Can you imagine the hours put into this bad boy? It is really crazy. You can see more and read about it here.
Second, a cool new crafting site. CraftFoxes, check it out here. I have just started looking around on there and it pretty cool. People sharing great ideas. I always love that!
Well I finally settled on a design..totally different then where I started (not shocked I know). Sometimes that is just how that works. I will post the pattern for free after our event in October. I am so ready for a fall, any excuse to think about it in all this heat!
Just thought I would show you all my ridiculous fabric stash, sewing table and work space. It needs a little cleaning up, but who has time for that with so many Christmas gifts to make?
I am happy to report almost all of these were thrifted and didn't cost me nearly what fabric should :)
There are also three finished quilt tops (top shelf) that need to be quilted and many projects hidden in that stash. Oh. Someday I will get to all of them.
My momma's old Elna-still use and love that machine daily. It is a good one.
Book/Inspiration stash-I am happy to report that I have vowed not to purchase any new books this year. I am trying to tell myself that I have plenty of projects ideas in these and I do not need more :) We'll see how long I hold out.
My closet doors in this room are metal, so I just use them as a giant magnetic inspiration board. One of my favorite things on this wall is the hand drawn bride and groom on the left (my middle niece Tess drew it for us last Christmas, two months after our wedding :) and the pictures. All of them. They are my family, my grandmother and our wedding. All things that make me smile and bring so much joy to my life. This right side is close to my ironing board, can you tell? It is packed with the most pictures.
Okay, well I have bored you all enough! Hope you all have a space you love as much as I do to call your own. Being creative and having the space for it, makes my life so much better.
My cousin Ashley is welcoming her first baby into the world in November, so I have been working the past two weekends on Baby Emily's quilt and mobile. She wants a John Deere/Farm theme in the room, so I had to get a little creative since there were no little girl JD fabrics at my local shops. I designed an applique for the tractor on the quilt and then took an old 80's Sesame Street mobile and made it into a JD one (sorry I forgot to take a before mobile pic).
Baby Emily's name I embroidered in black (transferred it using our
It turned out pretty cute, I can't wait to take it to her this weekend. The quilt still needs binding (yellow with small white polka dots) and ironing. Sorry for the lousy pictures, it was 12:30 last night after my shower that I realized I need to take some for the blog, so the lighting and staging is not so good :) Sorry peps.
Hope everyone had a great weekend and is staying cool indoors (still in the 100s here in KC).
Happy Stitching All!
I am a designer, stitcher and idea generator for Colonial Patterns. I LOVE my job--I get to do all of my favorite things everyday! I started this blog to be able to connect with our customers and get pattern ideas from the people who love stitching like me!