This Weekend

Monday, March 12, 2012

Simplicity 2147 by jenib320
Simplicity 2147, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
I was excited to be able to try out another garment pattern this week.  This time it was Simplicity #2147.  I love tunic style tops, and from the photos, this one looked like a winner! I sewed up a practice using this gray print from Aunt Edna by Denyse Schmidt.  The fit of it is pretty loose, so I think next time I'll go down a size, but otherwise it was easy and has great shape! Here's a photo of it on! Can't wait to make another!

New York Beauty by jenib320
New York Beauty, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Early next month I'll be sharing a step-by-step tutorial for this block as a part of the New York Beauty Quilt Along! You can find the pattern here, it's block #7.  I made one of mine this weekend and it came together without much trouble!

Snappy Fun by jenib320
Snappy Fun, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
This afternoon I played around with the Snapsetter Tool I got while at Sewing Summit.  Made a coffee cozy (tutorial here), and a scrappy pouch using Amber's tutorial! Now I have an excuse to get some pretty colored snaps from Amy's shop!

Square Dance by jenib320
Square Dance, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
I've slowly been collecting this square dance voile print by Anna Maria Horner. I bought one color on sale on a whim a few months ago, and soon fell in love! I'm planning to using them for a simple quilt top. For now I'm happy just staring at them stacked up! Pink Castle Fabrics still has all four colors!

Honey Cowl by jenib320
Honey Cowl, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
I've been plugging away on my Honey Cowl. I put it down for a while, but I started working on it when I had to take my car in for service. It's going soooo slow! I just want to be done already so I can wear it and start something new, hehe! I'm using Madelinetosh in French Gray.

Sock Yarn by jenib320
Sock Yarn, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
I checked out a local knitting event this weekend thanks to a blog reader (thanks Judith!), and picked up some sock yarn. Isn't is so pretty?! It was just so much prettier than all the other yarns! ;)  (R-L) Madelinetosh Sock in Flashdance, Sophie's Toes Sock in Daffodils & Tulips.

Vintage Sheets by jenib320
Vintage Sheets, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Great sheet haul on Friday! They'll all be in the shop tonight!

George by jenib320
George, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.

Today I love the..
Smell of: Fresh Air
Sound of: Monk
Taste of: Kix cereal
Sight of: George
Feel of: Relaxing on the couch

Good Things about Today:
- I got into the community garden!
- Short wait at the post office
- Sunshine
- It's still sunny and it's 6pm!


  1. Great angle on George-bun.

  2. Love the New York Beauty! Gonna try that one. Just finishing up an Amazon Star, so I will need a new challange.

  3. Finally found a way to log in :) Hate being Anonymous.

  4. Everything is so pretty! And FYI Jimmy Beans Wool has that AMH voile print for 8.00 a yard!

  5. Your new York beauty is a beauty as well as your sheets, top, and fabric, oh, and George too! Have a good week!!

  6. I just tried that same Simplicity pattern! It does run a bit big. But it comes together so quickly - I love yours!

  7. You had a busy weekend!You have some beautiful things going on!

  8. I love the honey cowls I have made and I only wish it was colder so I could wear them more. Love the yarn you have bought

  9. Love the tunic! I almost bought that pattern the other day, but decided to wait and get the Tova pattern. Your scrap projects are super cute! Hoping I have time to sew tomorrow :)

  10. How cool is that! (and George, too!!) I'm not a Yankee fan (being from Virginia and all), but that one is a beauty for sure. Now about that does it work, does it work well, and how hard is it to find snaps for it (can you find snaps outside Amy's shop?)? That looks like just the ticket for lots of things! But, I watched the company rep demonstrate one of those handheld button-coverer punchy things, and let me just say this....he either didn't know what he was doing or his product was really poorly designed. There were about 7 of us watching & all of us decided it was a piece of junk! I'd really love to hear more about the snapsetter...

  11. Your new top is really pretty Jeni :-) Fab new stash, lovely AMH and yarn to die for!

  12. I love your new york beauty block with the skinny triangles and you already know how much I like that new yarn of yours, will def be stalking that shop !!!

  13. The New York block is fabulous! I love all the different fabrics you used. And the top is super cute on you!

  14. thanks for the inspiration- i've been wanting to make a coffee cozy!

  15. could you give us a tutorial for the lovely skirt???


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