Washi by Rashida Coleman Hale from here
As I might have mentioned, my current class schedule and work is making sewing next to impossible... there just really isn't time. Don't feel too badly though, it is extra incentive to finish up these classes and begin normal life again... complete with lots of weekend sewing time. I have however, been doing my best to fill my cabinet. There really are some beautiful lines coming out... say nothing of the flea market fancy haul I plan to take in very soon! I do have plans for bits of fabric that have been arriving, really quick projects and things that can be done before my 8 pm (it's really sad!) bed-time.
Those love-letters are destined for a bag for my new GPS, it really is a life-savor and points me in the direction of Panera for a quick bite for dinner each and every time. I heart my GPS, and I'm in love with Ruby Star Shining. Have you seen Jenni's drawstring bag pattern? I picked it up and now can only think about how everything needs a drawstring bag... including the GPS. Funny how that happens!
I've had my eye (no pun intended) on that beautiful Heather Ross for Spoonflower fabric for a while, just didn't buy any when it was at Spoonflower, so I picked some up on Etsy. I'd love to use it as an accent for a knitting bag. I've had my eye on this pattern for a while and can't wait to dig in.
I caved and bought some DS Quilts Aunt Edna when I felt it... the quality is so much better than the last line, and I love those plaids.
I've been hunting and gathering red prints for a while, in the hopes of making a red and white quilt someday. Nova just finished her 'redwork' quilt and it's just amazing... truly beautiful work.
I miss creative time so very much. It's difficult to pass the loft and these stacks of new fabrics and not dive right in... which I think is an important lesson. I'm trying, in the midst of much work and more classwork to find a balance that allows me to see and really connect with the ones I love, while also finding time to myself... while lacking time. It's the age old problem of balance and I so admire those of you who are able to do it with grace and cheer... maybe I'll get there too! For now, I'm taking things as they come and looking for the light at the end of the tunnel. So close! I hope you are finding yourself in a creative spirit. What are your creative plans of late? Happy Wednesday all!