::oh how this makes me happy::
I might be the world's worst blogger... has it been six days, really? How the week flies when the sewing and fabric deliveries are happening! I sat through my second three hour long sewing class on Monday knowing that Denise, our lovely mail carrier had arrived with "some fabric" as Rob said. Ha! 'Some fabric' more like fiberous gold, I thought. I sat, and sat during that class... I tried some new Bernina feet, love the edge stitch foot and the walking foot too... I watched the 440 QE BSR foot demonstration during which the owners of those machines nodded knowingly at each other... I contemplated hating them for a split second before I remembered the fabric stash was waiting for me. When I finally made it home after a 16 hour day (the first of two this week), the quilt fabric was waiting and it is so lovely... Here are some highlights...
::this slate blue from Anna Maria Horner's Good Folks line is gorgeous::
::This is from Joel Dewberry's Deer Valley line and I was surprised at how perfectly it works::
::I also snagged some Amy Butler dots and more Good Folks, for stash purposes only::
And finally, this little bit of Heather Ross' Munki Munki fabric was a swap that I made with a new Flickr friend. I love, love this print and can't wait to find a bit more. I'm thinking of using this in small bits of patchworking projects to follow. Stay tuned!
::Heather Ross, Munki Munki Little Red Riding Hood::
Besides the relentless hum of delivery trucks and parcels arriving at Gehring Road (thank you Rob for accepting these packages, and mostly without comment about the number and bulk! Mostly...) I've been sewing on my lovely new machine. I promise not to name drop anymore... those 440QE women scared me into modesty... But I will say, sewing has never been more fun or easy. I've been working on the school bag that is just missing a date with my iron and some top stitching before it joins me in the daily grind. Here's a quick peek at the work progress ...
::I interfaced this bag like it would be used for armor in an emergency situation, which at my school isn't necessarily out of the question ahem... anyway, I like structure when it comes to work bags::
::The bag has this funky outer pocket, perfect for paperbacks or papers::
::The bottom has three layers of heavy interfacing, seriously::
::Three layers of heavy interfacing, three layers of denim and oh my, how that machine loves sewing through it::
This week has been incredibly tiring, Open House went well, though a nocturnal Jack Russell made sleep the night before a bit elusive. I so love that this weekend will be about relaxing and creating... a long weekend at that. I hope your week has been as full as mine has been and that you are looking forward to all that the weekend has in store... and now that it is official - Happy Fall... I love this time of year.