How to enjoy hot weather or Retail Therapy

Today was hot in Healdsburg. I mean this is the thermometer on my parent’s back deck in the shade at 5.30 this evening.

It’s pretty warm, and I LOVE IT!!

I did what any normal person does and I walked into town. There is a great little fabric store right on our main square. I may have purchased a thing or two. Supporting the local economy and small businesses is what I call it..

Just one or two fabrics including Kaffe Fasset and some Alexander Henry! Yay! I love them all! I mean look at that little animal family – so cute!

They are all 1/2 yard cuts which makes me pretty happy. And don’t the colors just play so well together? Now I need to borrow a sewing machine so I can actually do more than stare and stroke…

And now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to have a glass of white wine by the pool!

Dreaming of summer – Colette Sorbetto and Garden Wall

One of my New Year’s goals (I don’t like resolutions, I just like to live well), was to make an article of clothing for myself. After much hemming and hawing, I have decided to attempt the Colette Sorbetto in a nice summery print.

I chose this lovely bird print from The Village Haberdashery. It’s a little bit out of my comfort zone – large scale print. But I love the color and think the print is really pretty.. I can’t wait to start sewing – the pattern is cut out and tonight the fabric is being cut.. always the scariest part! Hopefully I can have it done in time to bring to the LMQG meeting in May – then I would have 2 things to bring!

Pink Castle Blogger Bundle Competition

I love the idea of building my own fabric bundles and if I didn’t have to work and I had endless money and storage, I could do it all day long! So when I saw that Katy from i’m a ginger monkey has teamed up with Pink Castle Fabric to run a contest doing just that, I knew I was in.

The question was asked, “if you were chief bundle maker what would you choose?”

This is what I would choose:

Rows, top to bottom

  1. Wild Flowers in Blue, Wall Flower in New Day, Vines in Green
  2. Punctuation Dot in Black, Calico Cactus in Piney Woods, Meadow in Green
  3. Sundae Stripe in Gray, Herringbone in Lake, Rose Bouquet in Gold
  4. Heath in Chartreuse, Coreopsis in Sugar, Prairie Rose in Piney Woods

So what are you waiting for? Go make yours and post it here!