Friday, April 23, 2010

Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else's. -Billy Wilder

Hey all! First things first, if you're looking for the giveaway you can find it here, remember it's open until Monday, so there's still time to enter! I can not believe how many entries there have been so far (yay!) and I'd like to say hi and welcome to my new followers - pull up a chair and put your feet on my coffee table if you'd like!

Last Friday, Erica and I went to High Park to see the cherry blossoms; it was gorgeous! We took a picnic with us - Erica made margherita style sandwiches (basil, tomato and cheese) and cloud cookies, and I made spiced onion couscous (from a Donna Hay cookbook) and the infamous apricot scones. The picnic basket was very heavy, but we took turns carrying it...although I think Erica might have carried it more than me...thanks darling!

We took Alice Kate with us too! Doesn't she look pretty among the cherry blossoms? Erica also saw her first (and then many) mallard and she was very excited; it was actually pretty cute, as soon as Erica started taking pictures of him, he came out of the water, went right up to her and started posing. It was pretty awesome! After we left the park, we went to Starbucks and grabbed some shaken ice tea lemonade and then went to the bookstore. All in all, it was pretty productive!

I got a couple of fun things at the bookstore!

The newest issue of Stitch (yay!); I so wish this magazine came out more than twice a year, I just love it so much! Also, I grabbed another one of the super-awesome Penguin Classics that are being released; what's really weird though is that Little Women (and a few others) are available in Canada now even though they're not supposed to be published until this upcoming September (that's what both and say). I can't find an ny information on why that is (I think it might be a British thing, but I dunno).

After Alice Kate arrived last week, I made her this little dress. It is a very simple pattern found at Puchi Collective, but dang if sewing teeny tiny clothes isn't hard! I need to work on my topstitching skills for things this small, but I think it turned out cute. If you'd like to see it on Alice Kate, go here.

I currently have two projects actually on the go (trust me there are more on the go in my head). The first is another quilt design for Market - this one uses Joel Dewberry's Aviary collection. Here's a little sneak peak for you.

And the second is a litte present for a friend and local fabric shop owner. I'll do the full reveal after I give it to her on Sunday at Quilt Guild meeting.

{By the way, I keep meaning to make myself a pincushion instead of just using the ugly tomato, but never do. Isn't that just like a stitcher? Always making stuff for other people, but never really anything for yourself!}

I realized on Wednesday that Quilt Market is less than a month away - I can not believe it! I have so much work to get done before I go, which is going to mean a lot of late nights especially since I'm working a lot and start classes again before I leave. It's going to be a crazy rush to get everything done in time, but I know I can do it and it's going to be an absolute blast!

1 comment:

  1. I love that Aviary fabric, I really wanted to make myself a diaper/mom bag out of it, but I've seen what happens to my bags . . . it's not pretty, and that fabric is!