I've had the best week in my sewing room in ages and made progress on both my projects. I kind of like having two projects going, which shocks my socks off!!
I've made and trimmed all the pieces and assembled 3 blocks for Roundabout.
Same for Even Bigger Madeline, all the pieces are done, I'm just making the blocks. So far I've not made a block that I don't love, I'm swooning over that Rouenneries fabric! Even though the fabric has a French influence, it got me in the mood to watch Pride and Prejudice, not the new one, with Keira Knightley . . . .
the old A&E one, with Colin Firth. I love the language...... "Mr. Bennett, how can you vex me so?" For some reason, watching that movie and working with that Rouenneries fabric just feels like the perfect match.
I've added something to my sewing room.....see it....
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on the top shelf . . . . I've started trimming and saving my selvages. Do you visit The Selvage Blog? Karen posts pictures almost daily of the most amazing things that folks make from their selvages. Not just really cool quilts but things like bowls, bags, and my all time favorite a chair!! I'm not sure if I'll ever make anything, but there's no sense in wasting them, I would hate to run across something I really want to make but have no selvages to use.
I cut the selvages off as I go, and throw them in this jar. This jar was a wedding present from Thelma and Charlie Green. It's one of our few wedding presents that have survived 33 years of marriage and 14 moves.
Have you ever seen these......
I use them all the time, not just in my sewing room, they come in handy all over the house. They come in L, XL, and XXL and I use them all.
I'm using this one to store my Glace backing.
I was lucky enough to receive some lovely flowers for Mothers Day.
or the blooms would open wider. Maybe that's why I had such a good week, maybe I work best when fresh flowers are around the house!
This poor little bud was broken from its stem when it was delivered....