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Adding to the Stash

This weekend, a family friend was nice enough to give me some of her mom’s old sewing stash.


I had so much fun going through everything. Check out these amazing fabrics. I’m especially in love with the wool in the center. It might make a great coat or a fun bag.


And there were also some fantastic accents. I’m loving these buttons.


And how could you not love this ribbon/lace?

heart ribbon lace

And if you need eyelets in something, I’m your girl.

eyelet punch

But the part you will be totally jealous of is the big brown grocery bag full of vintage patterns.

vintage patterns

I’m excited because several of these are actually my size, but there are quite a few children’s and embroidery patterns too, so expect those to get sent out soon.  Thanks again to Kaye for sharing from her mom’s stash.  I love getting to work with vintage fabric.  What’s your favorite piece you’ve found from a friend’s stash?


Double Wedding Ring

double wedding ring closeup

A few months ago, I wrote a post about my quilting bucket list. I’ve already knocked a triangle quilt off my list, and now I’m braving the double wedding ring. For my version of the quilt, I’m using some fabric … Continue reading

Office Space

office space

About a month ago, I moved offices at my day job. I’d been in my old office since I started working at the university – that’s more than 5 years.  I shared my old office with 2 other people, but … Continue reading

Works in Progress

cutting double wedding ring

Finished Flimsys: I didn’t get anything finished this week, but I did mail off my String Theory quilt for quilting. Yea!  It should be back in a few weeks with a pretty quilting job. The Communique quilt, Double Exposure quilt, … Continue reading

Works in Progress

fabric bundles

Finished Projects I broke out of my quilting rut and made a bag for my sister’s birthday over the weekend. I’m really pleased with how it came out. Finished Flimsys: I haven’t done anything with my finished quilt tops. There … Continue reading