I've been sewing my guts out over here. Really. Next week I'm going to have four new patterns and quilts ready to show you. Two of the quilts are done and done, I just have to finish sewing eighty zillion straight lines on one quilt and take the other one to my local quilting wizard, Andrea. And bind them both. Hip hip!
(if you can't wait til next week to see the quilts, the new patterns might already be here...)
There were a few awesome things that happened this week amidst the sewing frenzy that I thought I'd point you to.
*Fat Quarter Shop announced their designer mystery Block of the Month this year and it is out of... yep, Vintage Modern! I can't even tell you how exciting this is!!! I got a little peek at the almost finished quilt and let me tell you, the designers who participated and FQS girls outdid themselves this time. Love it. Thank you FQS!
*Also over in the FQS world, Simplify is the book of the month for January. It is 20% off, and I wrote a little bit about it over here. Including a giant hint. Which has something to do with why I've been sewing my guts out.
*And last but not least, Katy started a Swoon-along! How awesome is that?? She started a Flickr group yesterday and there are already over 200 Swooners. Hooray! Grab your Swoon pattern and feel free to join in, the more the merrier. (update- 400 Swooners!)
Last but not least, a little shout out to the man of the house. He has been so unbelievably helpful the last few weeks, and hasn't complained once about the fabric that is covering the kitchen table, bar, hallway, etc... or the fact that my sewing room looks like a bomb went off in it, or that every conversation we've had is about quilts/quilters/fabric/sore shoulders. Love you, hun. Thanks. And all you little boys, you are pretty great too.
(waiting for hot Krispy Kremes)
I'm a lucky girl. Even though my hair hasn't been done in a week and my total sleep for the last two weeks is like 4 hours. Church starts in an hour and a half. Hair or nap? Nap, it is. See you on the other side.