On the entirely different hand, fabric purchases in 2011? Well, let's just say I have a very healthy stash, and I'm okay with that. Melissa and I were just talking about this. I don't feel any guilt over fabric purchases, because I'm sewing often and more fabric can be used quickly (versus yarn). I'm way behind on taking pictures of the stash, but here are a couple of my recent purchases:
FQ set of the Outside Oslo line, by Jessica Jones, purchased from Pink Chalk Fabrics
Summersville hand printed fabrics, purchased on etsy
I'll share some more new stash in the coming weeks.
I finished my second embroider-bee block last night. I really love the way the words turned out.
To make this, I:
cut a template balloon out of freezer paper,
cut out the shapes from interface-fused fabric,
glued them on to my backing fabric, and
stitched them in place.
I wrote out the words and then just traced them in thread.
Very fun, and a pretty quick project. I used scraps to match the stitching, and hopefully, the recipient will love it!
I hope you're enjoying your Saturday. I know I am!