I made it back to my sewing machine on Tuesday and made a resized version of Elizabeth Hartman's cat pattern to a pincushion size! It is scrappy and absolutely ADORABLE! You can find the original pattern here.
Let me know if there is a want for the resized pieces for the pincushion. It is fast and easy and really fun to make!
I also was TOTALLY excited to see MY NAME in the latest issue of American Patchwork and Quilting! Go out and get your copy now because it has Wendy Sheppard from Ivory Spring ( I love her and she is brilliant) on the cover and in this issue is also full of tips for real life sewing organization! I know I need more help! The biggest joy was that my name was spelled correctly, LOL!
Today was in my sewing room and back to work on getting things back to some normal. Normal may not be the correct word. Getting back to Go-Go! That is really more accurate.
I am not really a great sitter and non doer. I was not really ready for quilt blocks but did feel like sewing ( YAY getting better). I decided to recover my ironing board!
With my old ironing board cover as a guide, I grabbed my favorite Alexander Henry fabric, new ironing board fabric ( Joann's has a 50% online coupon right now) and batting and starting cutting! I also had some biased cut Liberty Lifestyle binding for the cord to go through! I used Aurifil 40wt thread to stitch it up. The 40wt is heavier and more durable for items that get higher use.
It only took a couple of hours to have a wonderful new cover that makes me SO HAPPY! The colors just make me smile!
It is the little things in life that really mean so much! Color, organization and being able to GO-GO!