Saturday, March 30, 2013

My Week

Not a big sewing week for me -- actually very little sewing done at all.  I don't have any particular project that I am working on so I have very little motivation to sew.    

Monday was my YD's birthday.  We had a very quiet dinner (well, as quiet as it gets around here) and dessert. 

This is her "cake".  It's really pudding and more pudding and whipped cream.  Very yummy.


On Thursday, this was delivered to my office.  I had pre-ordered it so I didn't know when it was coming.  I'm very excited, lots of projects from Ayumi at Pink Penguin

Then on Saturday, we went to a bunch of yard/garage sales.  At the first one I got the following:  an old Vogue sewing magazine, a Butterick pattern for a vest, and an old singer book on altering clothes.  They were $.50 each.  I also got a pyrex bowl for $.50 (not pictured).  I'll be sure to note these in my list as four more $1 items (I'll have to change that to items ≤ $1).

Then at another yard sale I got this fabric.  It's Look and Learn from American Jane from around 2007.  Not sure exactly how much there is, but there is over a yard of the main fabric, a charm pack, and over a yard of a light blue stripe that was part of the line.  There were also a couple of yards of white muslin.  It was a kit of some sort.  I think I will use the main fabric as a backing but I'm not sure what to do with the rest.  I had thought baby quilt but my YD doesn't think the vintage look of the fabric is good for a baby quilt.

Then also on Saturday (or was it Friday?), I received a package from the Fat Quarter Shop.  My YS and DIL had given me a gift certificate for Christmas and I finally used it -- mostly because I needed to get the Grinch fabric.

The other fabric I got was from the Noteworthy by Sweetwater line.  Katie had given me a charm pack and I felt like I needed more of the fabric -- again I don't know what I am going to do with this. All suggestions welcome.

On Friday night, I finished reading To Kill a Mockingbird. Another item off my list -- and it was pretty good too.  I've seen the movie but it was so long ago that I had forgotten most of it. I want to re-watch the movie now.  I'll check Netflix or Amazon Prime.

On Saturday night, we watched Argo.  Even though I knew the end result, I was chewing my nails through the whole thing. I recommend seeing it. I really like Ben Affleck and John Goodman.

Guess that's it for now.


Marti said...

Wow, it's been like Christmas at your houses with all these fabric arrivals. I like the vest pattern. Are you going to make one or resell the pattern? I like the fabric with the tape measure, but can't really think what you'd do with it. If the design was the other direction, it would make a cute growth chart.

Kate said...

Lots of fun acquisitions. The yard sale finds are fun, as is all the new fabric. I'm no help on suggestions for using up fabric, it takes me months to decide what to do with a fabric set.

Shay said...

Happy Birthday YD !

I love Ayumi’s stuff . She makes it all so easy to understand. You’ll have to let us know what you think of the book because that might be one I have to get !

Score! On the fabric and patterns. Great bargains.

Marg said...

Yes, please let us know what you think of the book as I've been thinking of getting it too.
You've had a fantastic week of finding bargains and fabric arriving.

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