For my birthday, I usually like a dinner date where we dress up and go out to a fancy restaurant. I usually sew something pretty to wear (of course). This year I asked for this:
I am not a quilter- I don't have the natural desire to design and execute something artistic, I am really just a homemaker who wants to make something pretty. This appeals to me because everything is already figured out, even all the pretty little fabrics.This book, Last Minute Patchwork & Quilted Gifts by Joelle Overson, has quite a few other projects that appeal to me. I love her aesthetic!! For example, this quilt. Sooo pretty.
And these pillows - sharp.
And this quilt. I love it.
I am not entirely sure I would give any of these as gifts. Well - if I was 100% sure that the recipient would truly like it, then I would.
Well, in other news, I have a couple projects underway. The glue is drying on the battens of the roman shades! yay! This has been quite an undertaking and I will share the whole thing with you in a single post, so you can see how it all came together.
And, in honor of my weight loss, I put my new measurements into Bernina My Label, printed and sewed the tunic. Perfect fit, oh my goodness, I love that software! So now I can update my TNT's.
Coming next, my sister agrees to be my fitting guinea pig. She is allowing me to photograph and blog the process of fitting a basic bodice. I think I will use Wild Ginger Pattern Master Boutique for that. Once she has a basic block, it can be used to fit any commercial pattern. Someone asked me, "oh does your sister sew?". Um, I didn't really ask. We didn't get that far in the conversation. I know she CAN run a sewing machine. I wonder if she will be willing to be my Mo Rocca. hee hee