You know what, mamas? I miss my sewing machine, LOL! It’s been a *whole week* since I have gotten her out. I’ve been busy in the kitchen and working on some other projects lately. Yes. Me. In the kitchen. I can hardly believe it myself. :)
I do have something to share today, though, last night I made a necklace as a little gift for my friend’s daughter.
Do you like it? I am LOVING metal stamping! (You’ll find this design in my Etsy shop too – come on, I have to toss in just a little self-promotion!) And do you know how hard it is to photograph something shiny? :P
I do have a sewing project in the works, though, and it should rekindle my relationship with my lovely Miss Ella Stitchgerald. Have you heard the buzz about the Retro Pillow Challenge? Keren at Sew la Vie! and Rikka at Ricochet and Away! are hosting, and there’s still time to enter! Entries are due by September 30, so there are still 9 days left.
We’ve got a nice little discussion group going (which I am almost a hypocrite to mention, since I haven’t been doing much discussing until yesterday! Sorry ladies!) a photo pool of our works-in-progress, and all kinds of tools and tutorials for applique and quilting on a small scale (for example… a 20″ square pillow with a retro pattern). It’s a great way of trying something new without committing to a whole quilt, if you haven’t quilted and/or appliqued before.
If you want in, follow the button below, and Keren or Rikka will hook you up! Prizes are strictly bragging rights and a nifty winner badge for your blog – it’s a no-pressure social challenge with a fantastic group of ladies. The more the merrier! In my mind, I feel like it’s the virtual equivalent of one of my Gram’s sewing bees waaaay back in the day – chatting, gossip, getting to know each other – oh, and a little bit of sewing for good measure. ;) Join us!
I will be posting my entry soon… so stay tuned for that. Ella, we have a date tonight… :)
I link to these fabulous parties!