It seems like most of the country has been in the grips of a cold snap this week, and we all know what that means - more time for sewing! And since it's Friday, that means it's time for us to get our whoop whoop on! Are you ready? Let's get started!
I'm not very fond of cold weather, so staying snugged up in my nice warm studio is my idea of fun! And I had a lot of fun this week, finishing up some projects both old and new.
I quilted these two tops, both part of the Rockin' Rectangles series of tutorials, which starts this coming Sunday. Don't you just love that flamingo fabric?
Then I added some charm squares to the sides of this pretty top and quilted it for the quilt ministry. I love the bright, cheerful colors!
I also had some happy mail - a new storage cart for my cut scraps! I've started filling it up with the pieces I've cut, and there's still room! I can't wait to fill it up....
And then today, I decided I needed a finish just for me...
...so I found the piece of sashiko I finished in Hawaii, and turned it into a pretty pillow cover!
If you've never tried sashiko, I highly recommend it - it's relaxing, fun, and goes pretty quickly!
And of course, putting an envelope back on the pillow cover and binding on the edges makes for a very quick finish and a snazzy looking pillow!
And then my evening was topped off when I opened up my Dove chocolate (an event in itself!) and found this saying on the wrapper...
As a messy creative person, I find a lot of validation in this saying! And see the fortune cookie fortune on the bottom? I found that a couple of years ago in my fortune cookie, and found it to be just perfect for me! After all, shouldn't a quilter spend her years in comfort and "material" wealth?
So - - - can I get a whoop whoop?
And now it's your turn!
What's got you whooping it up this week?
What's making you do a little happy dance?
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!
'Love the new storage cart, and the sashiko pillow cover is gorgeous. I am going to research sashiko and read all about it.ReplyDelete
The cart is so nifty,and Sashiko, think I have 2 books that were throw outs from our library a while..a long time ago. Those covers with the envelope back are wonderful.ReplyDelete
Oh, wow! The sashiko whale... Oh, wow! I've done snowflakes, but this terrific!ReplyDelete
That fortune is perfect!ReplyDelete
Love that storage cart!!! How perfect will that be ;)ReplyDelete
Your pillow is gorgeous! And what a fun memento of Hawaii. I have looked at sashiko a number of times, but haven't tried it yet.ReplyDelete
Your Sashiko pillow is gorgeous. I can surely use another cart for scraps too :-)ReplyDelete
That dancing duo you found are adorable. Love your whale pillow. Did you buy a pattern?ReplyDelete
Love your Sashiko pillow! And I can definitely relate to that Dove saying! You should frame that!! Hmmm wonder if I could digitize it and use some of my "material" wealth"!?ReplyDelete
Yes I love the flamingo fabric! So fun!! And your pillow is perfect! Enjoy your magical mess and material wealth. :)ReplyDelete
You have gotten so much done. I really like your sashiko.ReplyDelete
I, too, hate the cold. That pillow is awesome. Well done.ReplyDelete
Ha, ha! Material wealth....ReplyDelete
The pillow is stunning-excellent stitching!
That pillow is fantastic! I love that backing fabric. I have the same one in a purpley colorReplyDelete
Beautiful projects and fun to find blogs!ReplyDelete
Love your sashiko pillow! I do want to try that someday. And the Dove wrapper and fortune cookie fortune are perfect. I'm going to share that picture with my daughters. They will say 'perfect for you too, mom!'ReplyDelete
I love that pillow you finished and I absolutely gotta have one of those fabulous carts.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the linky!
Your cart is PERFECT! Where did you get it?ReplyDelete
That's a whale of a great pillow! Two whales, actually :)ReplyDelete