it has been a while since I sat down to blog just because I wanted to. Weeellll, that isn't completely true. I mean no one makes me do anything I don't want to do. So every time I blog it is because I want to on some level :) And we do have some new fabric in ... but... Do you all mind if I talk about something other than sewing for a minute? I didn't think you would ... at least if I don't make a habit out of it :)
At the beginning of the year I told you what my "Phrase for the year" was... 'cause I couldn't pick just one word. It is "Live What You Love". So the blog has been a little quiet while I worked on doing just that. I had three commitments for sewing up to that point that I still needed to finish. I am down to the last one and it is a small project for someone I love so it isn't a burden. I feel liberated... finally I am going to do a bit of selfish sewing for the first time since I opened the shop... 3 yrs can you believe it? I have also discovered (or rediscovered) a love of knitting. This is my latest obsession newly started:
It is a pattern called Spindleberry and if you are on Ravelry you can get it for free until the end of the month. I adore this pinky red, orangy, purple yarn hehe. It is super soft. The Color is called Sangria and it is made by Abstract Yarns ... it is called Mighty Sock LOL A mix of Superwash Merino and Tencel fibers. It is a little shiny and stretchy and, like I said, soft :)
Here is a picture of the first full size shawl I have made... it still needed another 10 rows or so when I took the picture (but it is finished now) and it is all piled up but I love how squishy it is:
Now on to the usual programming... We do have some new gorgeous fabric in...
Ed Emberley's Picture Pie by Cloud9 I mean really... how could I resist those foxes and raccoons?
And Meadow by Leah Duncan for Art Gallery It is no secret that Leach Duncan is one of my favorite surface designers I love her style. It is hard to choose a favorite but I think it is probably the floral third one down on the left... I need a summer top out of that. Yay selfish sewing!
We have also decided to re-open Gypsy Wife for a second cutting so if you missed out on the first one you can get in on this one.
I hope you have the Loveliest of Weekends! I have a yarn show to go to... oh the obsession :)