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Saturday, April 23, 2011

A Little Sewing
First, thanks for hanging in with me during this down time here on the blog! I am really missing being able to post regularly. Two weeks from tomorrow I'll be graduating and things should calm down quite a bit! Until then, I'll keep trying to pop in at least once or twice a week! :)

I decided to start off the long weekend with a little sewing. I just started Kaye's cross-stitch pattern from The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery and I needed another project bag to keep it in! This was the bag that almost wasn't. Every possible thing that could go wrong went wrong. I had to seam rip the zipper 3 times! It was just one of those mornings! I have a little extra of these fabrics that I put in the shop if anyone needs some that can't get to/find any at Joanns.

Thrifting, originally uploaded by jenib320.
My Mom came up to go thrifting yesterday morning! I hit the vintage sheet jackpot! I hadn't found many lately, so this was a welcome surprise! These will make their way to the shop in two weeks. I haven't been adding in my new finds simply because I don't have the time to cut them up! This May there will be lots of new prints, some quilt kits, and I'm going to try to put together a bunch more wrapped wreath kits!

Fabric Play, originally uploaded by jenib320.
I don't have much time to sew, but that doesn't mean I can't play with fabric, hehe! I pulled this stack around the top print which is Praline in Fruity from Pat Bravo's Dreaming in French collection.

Fabric + Pyrex, originally uploaded by jenib320.
I had to take a few fabric photos for my last Graphic Design project. As if I need a reason to take photos of fabric, especially in pyrex! :)

Coral, originally uploaded by jenib320.
I simply could not resist these coral roses at the grocery store today. I'm not generally drawn to roses but this color was just so pretty! The perfect excuse to use one of my very favorite vintage pieces, my turquoise Dansk Kobenstyle Pitcher!

George, originally uploaded by jenib320.
George bunny got his own basket! Amanda's bunnies love baskets so I thought George might need one. He seems to like it!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Today I love the..
Smell of: Lavender lotion
Sound of: Harry Potter 7 Soundtrack
Taste of: Cadbury Mini Eggs
Sight of: Sunshine
Feel of: Warm afternoon breeze

Good Things about Today:
- Test drove my thrifted dress, I love it!
- Finished sewing that pouch!
- The apartment is still relatively clean!
- It's 70 and sunny, need I say more? :)


  1. Congratulations on your upcoming graduation! You deserve those beautiful roses... and George looks great in his new basket!

    Happy Easter to you both!

  2. Keep on keeping on. The stress of graduating and all the nonsense that comes with it can take it's toll; no worries about all your followers and no need to apologies--we'll still be here.

  3. Wow, you're having such a productive, creative weekend! I don't think I ever got that much done on a weekend this close to graduation way back when. I was either cramming or reading trashy novels to take off some of the stress. Fast forward more than a decade and here I am reading trashy novels again on a beautiful Saturday! But at least I nabbed that DSQuilts fabric you listed on Etsy! Thanks!

  4. I really, really need to do a quilt like that for myself, I have always loved that block pattern:) Your pouch is darling!

  5. I just loved every single picture. Gorgeous! Have a great weekend.

  6. I love your zig zag quilts. I think I'll do a pillow like that with my DS quilts fabric. I love it!

  7. Great Zig zag using the DS fabrics!

  8. wow all gorgeous, we have a house bunny named Chester. George is adorable!!!!!!!!!

    Ann Flowers

  9. You are the best!!!!!! I look at you and think if I had had my ---- together at your age I cannot even imagine where I might be.... It makes me so happy to see all you are doing......I think you are going to go as far as you like and I know that will be a wonderful place.....well done you! Happy Easter!

  10. I bet you're exited for graduation! the roses and fabrics are lovely. and nice sheet score. :) It seems like another lifetime ago I was graduating college, so it's nice to be reminded of that time. :)

  11. Congratulations on your upcoming graduation! That photo of you roses in that pitcher is truly stunning. Aaahh.... Cute little pouch too =) Enjoy your big day!

  12. All gorgeous, inspiring pictures. Loved every one!


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