It's Friday again - and September! Can you believe it? Where did August go? But you know what Friday means.... it's time to get our whoop whoop on!
As you may already know, I'm at the beach until the middle of next week. We LOVE the beach - it's our happy place! But this morning, when I woke up, this is what greeted me...
A yucky, rainy day, courtesy of the remnants of Tropical Storm Harvey. (Believe me, I know it could be much worse, and my prayers and thoughts are with the people affected in Texas. More about that below.)
So I went to my other happy place... or at least, my traveling happy place!
This is my traveling sewing area, complete with everything I need to while away a rainy day!
So this morning, I completed this pretty little table runner (top)! I have the colorful center for another one, but didn't have enough border fabric to finish it. Looks like I'll need to stop by a fabric store on this trip!
I also finished some more of these components for my Free Spirit Fabric project. Aren't those colors awesome?
We went to see a movie, and by the time we got back, the weather had cleared some (although it was still REALLY windy!) so we enjoyed some time looking out over the ocean from our balcony. There's nothing like a good book and an ocean breeze!
The weather promises to be better tomorrow, so I should have my toes in the sand soon. But I'm never sorry to have time to sew!
And speaking of Hurricane Harvey victims, our church is planning to send some quilts, but we're also working on a much quicker project that we hope to send off in the next week or two - pillowcases! One of the women in our group was affected by the Nashville flood a few years ago, and she said that her kids were given pillowcases in the shelter, which they use still to this day. She said it made a huge difference in how they felt, having something that was uniquely theirs and made for them. So we're dipping into our stash of juvenile and novelty fabrics to make a whole mess of pillowcases. Our church will be sending teams to Texas as soon as it won't be disruptive to do so, and I'm sure they can take quilts with them, but we also have contacts in TX so that we can send the pillowcases sooner.
And FYI, Craftsy is having a super event on Monday, September 4th - on Labor Day, you can enjoy 1200+ Craftsy classes for free - for ONE. DAY. ONLY!
9/4/17, 12:01 AM MST to 11:59 PM MST
What a deal! This offer is good for members, so if you're not already a member, all you have to do is sign up using your email address to access this excellent event. It's totally free to be a member, and as a member, you have access not only to their classes but to great supplies, kits, and patterns. Many patterns are free, too - it's definitely worth checking out!
I plan to use this opportunity to check out classes on fun non-quilty things, like calligraphy, or "mobile" photography (using your mobile phone), or crocheting amigurumi animals - the possibilities are endless! And it's a great way to test-drive a new skill you've been thinking might be fun.
So click << here >> and sign up if you haven't already, then binge stream on Labor Day!!
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So - - - can I get a whoop whoop?
And now it's your turn!
What's got you whooping it up?
What's making you dance a little happy dance today?
Share! We want to dance right along with you -
And it's always more fun to dance with friends!
The party will stay open until Sunday midnight.
Hope to see you there!