Heeeeeyooooooo! How’s everybody doin’? It feels like we’re really into summer now– how did that happen?
I think I mentioned it in my last post, but we’re moving to a new apartment this month (hoping to be totally into the new place by the end of this weekend!), so I’ve been packing and packing and digging through mountains of crap, annnnnd look what I found (no, I’m not talking about the giant bottle of vodka that went missing a few years ago… although I found that, too!)!
It’s baby’s first quilt! Have I ever mentioned that my mom is good at everything? I grew up watching her quilt, and every once in a while she used to try to teach me (that, and, oh, basically every other handicraft). This was my feeble attempt at quilting. It’s mostly finished, but there are chalk lines still on the fabric that I was supposed to stitch and never got around to. I don’t really remember, but I’m sure that my mom did the bulk of the work on this thing. Also, how much do you love the weird color scheme? There are some mustard-y stains on this thing, which is weird, since I definitely never used it. Blech!
But that’s not all! Look what else I found!
My first embroidery project (also unfinished)! It’s a dresser scarf, which is perfect if you need something to collect dust on top of your dresser. Sigh. It’s a little sad running into proof of your childhood’s attention span difficulties.
See the perforations in the bottom right corner of this picture? You’re supposed to crochet lace around the edges of this using those holes (I’m not really sure how that works as I never progressed that far with my crochet skills, either). It’s actually kinda cute– I wish I had the patience to finish the embroidery! Dresser scarves aren’t really my cup of tea, but they do make me think of my grandmother. She always had them all around her house.
How are all your projects going? There are so many fun sewalongs happening right now! Are any of you guys doing Sunni’s 2-in-1 Sewalong? I really wish I was, but I’m a bit too overcommitted right now. I’m going to live vicariously through your wrap and shirt dresses! Are any of you guys joining in on the Hazel dress sewalong right now? I wasn’t planning to, since I’m trying not to buy new patterns right now, but my sister sent me the PDF as a gift (thanks, sis!!) and I’m using stashed fabric, so that’s a win-win! My muslin fit surprisingly well right off the bat– I just had to shorten the bust darts and fiddle with the straps a teensy bit. In other news, I decided to use the Summer Spark Sewalong as the impetus to finish my Iris shorts. I broke down and enlisted some professional help with the fitting process by taking a private sewing lesson. Kimberli from The Sewing Studio was super helpful and kind (she’s got tons of experience, so if you have any problems you could use some expert assistance with, take a lesson from her!), and I think we have most of the kinks worked out in the muslin. Sadly, I had to pack up my sewing stuff tonight, so it could be a few days before things are back to normal and I can start sewing again. But I’m champing at the bit and can barely wait to finish the dress and the shorts!
Hope you’re all well! I apologize in advance– I’m not sure when we’ll have the internet up and running in the new place, so if I’m not checking your blogs as regularly over the next little while, please forgive me. I’ll be excited to see what you’re up to when I’m back online!