The kids went back to school this week. I’m slowing digging out of all of the things that I kept saying, “I’ll worry about that when school starts…” One of those things was putting my sewing space back in order. It definitely became a dumping ground over the past few weeks as I sewed sporadically and then ignored it for days. I have no regrets of taking things slow and easy this summer, but it also feels good to get things straightened up and organized again.
I also liked hanging up some of gradually accumulating orange peel applique blocks on the design wall. I got a bunch more done during the Olympics, so that felt fun and productive.
Also, I finally posted winners for the Pre-cuts giveaway. Thanks to all for your VERY kind words and comments on that post. I have been so behind on communication of any kind this summer (apologies if someone has emailed me and I never responded). I knew I could never respond individually to all of them, but I do feel so grateful for so many kind words. Thanks to all of you for your patience in my slowness. (Hopefully you were enjoying your own slowness.)
Some fun surprises in the mail this week + something fun to share:
This week I received these fun new tins from the Fat Quarter Shop. Not only are they cute, but they’re handy containers for helping with aforementioned organization. They measure 2 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and come individually or as a set of three.
I put my vintage hexagons + scissors/needles in one so that I can easily grab it and take it on the go. I love that it’s a sturdy container and I can throw it in my bag and everything stays safe and in good condition.
Also arrived this week: the August Sew Sampler box from the Fat Quarter Shop. This box had so many good goodies! A Bobbin Nest for keeping track of your bobbins, a quilt binding tool to make it quick and easy to join your binding edges, and I’m so excited to try out those Quilter’s Perfect Stick Klips – you can use them for hanging quilts – sounds so handy!
Also included is a “Jolly Bar” – an exclusive Moda 5″ x 10″ pre-cut just for the Fat Quarter Shop – and a fun book of 20 patterns just for Jolly Bars. There are some really fun, fast projects in that book – I can’t wait to give some of them a try. And I love Corey Yoder’s new Sundrops collection!
And finally, to celebrate the end of summer, and just for fun, the Fat Quarter Shop has a fun bundle of fabric to giveaway to one of you! Allison Harris’s latest collection Dixie from Windham fabrics just arrived. I LOVE this line – the colors are right up my alley – lots of bright primary colors. There are prints that are great blenders that stand on their own or work with lots of other combinations.
To enter to win a Dixie Fat Quarter bundle, just leave a comment. You can tell me something you’re planning to work on this fall, or just say hi.
Giveaway open until Thursday, September 1 at midnight MST. (To leave a comment click on the little ‘word bubble’ with a number in it at the top of the post. 😉 ) GIVEAWAY CLOSED
MARY August 28, 2016 at 11:29 am
I love your orange peel quilt, making one has been on my bucket list for a while now. Just finished making a quilt for the Orlando victims and will be sending out next week. The summer sure has gone fast, it won’t be long and we will be heading to Florida for the winter. Thanks for the giveaway!!!
Thanks Fat Quarter Shop!