Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Color Me Retro, Quilt Camp, and Sewing!
It's high time I catch you up on what has been happening over here lately! The biggest and most exciting bit came as a surprise yesterday! Color Me Retro advance yardage arrived!! Seriously, I nearly passed out. I was going through the full gamut of emotions, I'm not sure how I ended up getting anything done the rest of the day! It looks and feels so good on Art Gallery Fabric's fantastic base cloth. I can't wait to stitch up clothes and all kinds of other goodies!
Color Me Retro will hit stores in February, so just a little bit longer to wait! (If you're a shop that ordered it, please leave a comment or email me, I'm putting together a list on the Fabric page!)
Quilt Camp with me last weekend! I actually got a lot of sewing done while I was there, I ran out of projects! Such a good problem to have! Thankfully I brought lots of scraps to play with so I was never bored or anything. It was an awesome time, I'm bummed I didn't take more pictures. The campers were a blast and you should have been all the sweet drawstring bags they were making! A big thank you to everyone who attended, my fellow teachers, Faith and Heather, and Brenda for teaching and putting it all together! She's holding another retreat in May, just wait until you see who is teaching! You won't want to miss it!
Anyways! This mini quilt was made using Christina's Ornate Pattern that she taught at Sewing Summit. I had the top done, it just needed quilting and binding. I ended up going with random diagonal lines for the quilting, and I'm so happy with how it turned out. I'm also really into quiet bindings at the moment. I used the same fabric for the background and the binding, Art Gallery Pure Element solid in White Linen.
Art Gallery Voiles that are taunting me, and this one just had to be a shirt. I wear my voile tops the most, so it only made sense. I used the Wiksten Tank Pattern and added sleeves to it from the Grainline Scout Tee Pattern.
Nürnberg when I was a kid, and I look forward to eating them every year. This year it hit me that I should just try making them. So, instead of being sensible and finding candied citrus peel in stores (an ingredient needed), I made some myself! It was fun, but a bit tedious. On the plus side they're pretty good to eat themselves! I used this recipe.
I went through one round of the Lebkuchen recipe but it needs lots of tweaking. Hopefully I'll eventually get it right, when I do I'll post it here!
Today I love the..
Smell of: Caramels
Sound of: Harry Potter 5 audiobook
Taste of: Chocolate cookies
Sight of: George
Feel of: Warm socks
Good Things about Today:
- More baking planned!
- It's supposed to snow!
- Going to sew!
- Watching Christmas movies all day!