Wednesday, December 29, 2010

UFO Challenge...Gulp!

First let me distract you with a pretty picture!

This is a pattern I've designed. I'm calling it Piet's Garden right now, but that might change. It is also the newest entry on my UFO list.

I'm writing this post to list out my UFOs and join Judy's challenge. Go here. She's having everyone list 12 and commit to finishing them this year. I've never done a challenge like this before, and I have a lot of projects, so I'm going to list all of them and pick one each month. This way I'll have enough variety and not feel constrained. I relied on an older list for the projects that are "in storage", but since I haven't touched most of them I'll assume they are still there. :) The elves never seem to come in the night and finish things for me. The list also includes a few non- or not-quite-quilting projects, like cross stitch and some silk ribbon things. OK...deep breath. Here goes:
  1. Grandmother's Flower Garden
  2. applique stars
  3. Tennessee Waltz
  4. Snowball/9-patch
  5. Chez Moi quilt 1
  6. Chez Moi quilt 2
  7. Fabric roses
  8. Subway quilt
  9. Licorice quilt
  10. Strippy quilt
  11. Piet's garden
  12. Elise's quilt
  13. quilted pillow cover
  14. Le Jardin BOM
  15. squares quilt for LR
  16. Portobello market runner
  17. Glorified nine-patch hanging
  18. Oz pinwheels
  19. Fassett snowballs
  20. squares table runner
  21. tiny 4 patches
  22. silk scarf
  23. Cross-stitch alphabet sampler
  24. Amy butler pinwheels
  25. Vintage Valentine BOM
  26. wool baskets pillow
  27. Buzzin' along applique
  28. Sunbonnet sue cheryl
  29. small art quilt
  30. stone lark quilt
  31. Black and pink 4 patch
  32. Black and orange runner
  33. hummingbird applique
  34. honeybee blocks
  35. Rise and shine quilt
  36. Canterbury bells applique
  37. Floribunda hangings
  38. Hawaiian appliques
  39. peppermint pinwheels
  40. Amish baskets
  41. tangerine tropicale

My version of Carolina Christmas

Thanks for listening to me rant on my previous post. All the important stuff got done, even though my dining room looks like Santa's workshop exploded in it. Just my usual Christmas meltdown.

I finished the binding on the quilt from two posts ago. (note to self: go take a picture.)

I also finished my Carolina Fall quilt. I'm really happy with it, but those triangles nearly kicked my you-know-what. I had a few issues when I got done.
I used a hand-dyed fabric on the border. It bled when I washed it. (yes, I pre-washed it) If you squint at the picture, some of the background fabric looks a little....dingy. If you're feeling less charitable it looks minty. My advice to you: If you're going to use hand-dyed fabrics, know your source. Wash them first and use a dye catcher or synthrapol when you wash the quilt. This is the second time I've used fabric from this dyer and the second quilt I've had very nearly ruined because of it. Despite, the....minty-ness, which I am still getting over, I'm pleased with how it turned out. I didn't clip off any points on the triangles, and I came up with a clever way to fix the border when I ran short of fabric. (note to self: don't measure when tired)

This is also the first quilt I have made for my husband and I to actually sleep under. And, no the one on the couch doesn't count.

I also finished this wool applique throw pillow which looks really great on the Fall quilt above. This was a really fun kit I got from Bits and Pieces by Joan at her booth at International Quilt Festival a couple of years ago. Go look at her site. She has tons of stinkin' cute stuff.

Alright. back to work on my UFO list.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Highway to ....Christmas

Does anyone else out there think Christmas isn't any fun anymore? I feel like I've been run over by a big red and green semi-truck. I'm roadkill on the Christmas highway.

The final straw was last weekend. I went out into the world where, you know, there are people, and all of them were shopping. Yes, I knew what I was getting into. I had girded myself for the 3 stops I had to make, including driving out to one store almost an hour away. All of this in a miserable, cold rain. Store One went fine. The returns were fine. Not too crowded. Found what I needed and got out. Store number two. Sigh, didn't have half of what I needed which didn't surprise me, but did have the stuff I needed for Christmas specifically. Fine. That's what the internet was made for. Store number three. This is the one that did me in.

I was looking for ties. I am the only person on the planet (besides my sister) whose father actually asked for ties for Christmas. So while I'm shuffling through the display, this horde of children (is 3 a horde? whatever) goes tearing by playing keep away with a basketball from one of the toy displays. Gee, you must be very proud of your future NBA stars, lady. Rolls eyes. I dodge the basketball game and go back to the clearance section, where I find the lady with tuberculosis or the plague or something coughing all over everything and not covering her mouth. Sigh. Really? You couldn't at least bring cough drops? Better yet, stay home!

In order to protect myself from Ebola or the black death or whatever, I give up on clearance in disgust and go back to the seasonal displays because at this point I've given up on even wrapping gifts. They're all going in bags. And I find the basketball game has devolved into the World Wrestling Federation, right in the middle of the store. All the while I'm listening to, "It's the Most Wonderful time of the year! It's the Hap!-Happiest season of all!" over the loud speakers. Really, Bing? I'm pretty sure the only reason he could ever sing that song is that he never had to do any Christmas shopping himself. Right then, I forgave the woman for her children's behavior because I know she must feel as defeated as I do. This act, if you know me well at all, is enough to nominate me for sainthood.

And quilting? None to speak of. Which is probably part of the reason I'm so cranky. I finished making two items for Christmas, which for obvious reasons I'm not posting pictures of given that 2 of the 4 people who read this blog are on my gift-giving list. I will present you with a picture of the tie I'm NOT giving my dad for Christmas. Yes, I bought myself a tie, to cut up into little pieces. And yes, I realize it works out to like $80 a yard for the fabric. I don't care.

So, any suggestions on how to recover your Christmas mojo?

Ok, thanks for listening to me rant. Back to quilting next time. I promise. I'm thinking of doing Judy L's UFO challenge next year. We'll see how embarrassing the list is.

Monday, October 18, 2010

A little more Bliss

While I was in Iowa last week, I quilted this quilt. This is "A little more Bliss" from a Charlotte Angotti workshop I took last spring. I've talked about her classes before. This is my third Angotti quilt. I chose a different option for the border than what she was offering. I really like this turquoise-y blue. Here's a detail shot.

I used a loopy pattern using Superior Threads' Karnak. It's a variegated thread with turquoise, tan and dark brown in it. It worked wonderfully. I finished making the binding last night, and I'll finish sewing it down, hopefully tomorrow.

I realized something looking at my UFO list this week. I can complete 12 large projects in a good year. I define that as anything 40x60 or larger. It doesn't include bags, scarves, craft projects, knitting, crochet, or clothing. I have about 2 and a half years worth of UFOs at the moment on the list, and I know it's not up to date. I'm very good at starting projects. I get excited about some new pattern or fabric line and start something, then get excited about the next new thing and lay that project aside. I guess the first step is recognizing you have a problem...

Hi, my name is Ann and I'm a fabric-aholic.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Quilt show goodies

Hey All,

Mom and I went to the AQS show in Des Moines last week. It was really nice. Saw lots of great quilts. I, of course, didn't take any pictures. Sigh. Stupid me. But it was a wonderful day...almost 90 degrees which is unheard of in Iowa in October.

We also made two more stops. Creekside quilting and the Textile Shop. The first is one of the nicest quilt shops I have been in. If you are ever passing through the Des Moines ares, make this shop one of your "must-sees." It's 5 minutes or so north of the interstate. The second shop is a home decorator remnant shop another 2 minutes north of Creekside. Very nicely displayed fabrics and great prices.

Now I know you all want to see the haul. Ok, here's what I came home with.

The bundle is fat eighths of Maison de Garance, the new line by French General. I just love their stuff. I may have to decorate a whole bedroom just with their fabrics. The blues are half yards of Rural Jardin. The round dealy is a frosted donut from Superior Threads. I love their products. I picked this up to use for hand applique. I often take applique projects with me when I travel (not that I work on them) and this will be better than carrying half my thread collection in a ziploc bag. Plus, most of my thread is packaged up with one project or another which means I can never find the color I need when I'm working on somthing else.

Right now on the design wall is Blocks 1 and 2 of Oh, Fransson's Subway quilt. They're turning out quite nicely.
The background really is white, but it's pretty washed out here. I'm still learning the new camera.

That's all for now.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Some days everything comes together perfectly, other days....not so much.

Hey everyone,

Here's something I made this summer for my sister. I had so much fun doing it, and everything just worked. Considering I wasn't using a pattern and just made it up as I went along, that's pretty impressive. This is the front of the bag, oh, and these are the last of the cell phone pictures. Got a new camera before our vacation. I used a bunch of Art Gallery fabrics, one Michael Miller, and one really old Jinny Beyer that just worked in well.

This is the bag with the flap open. The inside panel there has a couple of pockets.

This is the back of the bag, complete with a pocket big enough for a paperback book. I also made a book cover with a beaded bookmark, but I didn't get a picture of that.

Now for the ugly. I'm of the opinion that most clothing pattern designers have never seen an actual human being. Maybe they were locked in caves in the 30s and forced to design patterns all these years. Maybe they're aliens with odd proportions 'cause the measurements on the patterns don't match up with any human I know. What I do know for sure, is that I am talented enough to read a clothing pattern, reproduce it in fabric, and wind up with something that I can't wear. As if 10 years of 4H sewing didn't prove that already. Sigh. Yes, people, I took measurements before I bought the pattern; yes I tried it on at various stages; yes I changed seam allowances and pleats. What I was trying to make was a wrap-around dress to use as a swimsuit coverup when we went to Florida last month. And this is what I got. It's a fair approximation of the pattern, and pretty cute, despite the shapelessness hanging on a wooden hanger. It simply doesn't fit. I think I'll boycott any patterns that don't include elastic or drawstrings.

I did learn two things from this project: Don't set in sleeves when you're tired and eyelet is really a b!@*h to rip seams out on.

Here's what I am working on. These are the fabrics I've pulled together for Oh Fransson's Tokyo subway quilt-along. You can find it here. I've got blocks one and two done.

That's all for now.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

A self-professed band geek.

I absolutely love this time of year. Not because of the weather or the trees changing colors or the hordes of students about to descend like a plague of locusts. I like this time of year on a college campus about three weeks before classes start because of band camp. The marching band is back and they're practicing. Right now it's just the drum line. They're working their butts off learning their parts before the rest of the band comes back. If the drumline is tight, the rest of the band learns quicker. They were outside last Friday practicing in sections. I went out on my break and listened to them for a bit. When I left work THREE HOURS LATER they were still outside practicing. Yesterday morning they had all the sections together marching around campus. I went out and followed them around for a few minutes. Yes, I'm a band stalker. Hey it's my coffee break!

If you don't think marching band kids work hard, you're outta your mind. And the drumline works harder than any section. Why? Because they never stop playing. They play the cadence that everyone marches to, then everybody plays a song, then back to the cadence. Imagine going for a walk. Now imagine you're wearing a backpack with 40 pounds of rocks in it on your front. Now imagine your carrying a can of soup (1/2 pound) in each hand and clapping them together the entire time. Now imagine every 5 minutes you have to insert dance steps. Now imagine doing that for two to three hours while dodging potholes and horse manure. That's what marching in a parade as a percussionist is like.

Honestly I always wanted to play drums. My last year of high school I got to play bells for marching band. It was a blast, despite having to carry the extra weight. The entire rest of my musical career I was stuck with the sliver-suckers. I got to march in an honor band for the Cotton Bowl Parade one year, and let me tell you that was extra hard work. We practiced for two days learning our songs in July. Then we had 6 hours of practice on a 90 degree day in August, THEN marched in a two hour parade the same day. We lost 20% of the band to heat exhaustion. A good chunk of that was the flag section because they practiced all day in the sun, but we took my sister to the ER on the way home too. (I think the directors learned something that day, and they didn't have a repeat the next time.) The Cotton Bowl parade itself was over New Year's, so we practiced for two days outdoors in 20 degree weather in Iowa in December. Dallas weather was a treat after that.

I just can't help tapping my feet when I hear them go by. Remember the next time you see a parade or a halftime show, think about the band for just a second before you go get your popcorn refill. Those musicians spent just as much time practicing as the football team did. They're learning formations too, and working just as hard.

Go Band!


photo courtesy of Northwestern University Archives

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Back from Florida

Hi Everyone!

Sorry to drop off the face of the earth. We're back from our well deserved vacation in the Florida Keys. Here's some pix to tide you over til I get back to our regularly scheduled sewing posts. Next time I'll update you on the Drama of the Dress and my suspicions that pattern designers hate me. In good news though, we got a new digital camera, so hopefully no more mediocre pictures like the last post.

First picture: This is out on the boat around sunset on the bay side of the Keys. The water is as flat as glass. It was just dreamy.

Here is one of the residents at The Key West Butterfly Conservatory. It's a fantastic place to visit with dozens of varieties of butterflies.

This is another of the very friendly natives. His name happens to be Tanner. You can meet him and his family at The Dolphin Research Center in Marathon Florida. The dolphins all seem to be such happy creatures you can't help, but smile at them. They recently had two dolphin calves which are doing well. You can tell how successful a program or zoo is if their animals are healthy enough to reproduce.

This was shot on our way out to Looe Key for a snorkeling trip. Yes, the water was that turquoise. It was gorgeous. It was crystal clear to a depth of almost 50 feet and as warm as bath water.

Here's one of the natives we saw on our last day at the Everglades National Park. Don't worry. We were up on a walkway well away from any closer introductions.

Talk to you soon!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Yarn days - anyone interested in a pattern?

Hey all,

First off, apologies for the crummy pix. The camera is on the fritz, so these are taken with my cell phone. While I was on my blogging hiatus, I was playing with yarn. I finished this:

... Yes, i can tell you're scratching your heads. I did finish making a piece out of this yarn, but it didn't turn out the way I wanted, so I took it apart and started over. This is take 2. It's supposed to be a wrap, but it came out more like a scarf. But taking it apart gave me something to do while I was at jury duty.

This scarf/necklet turned out just right though.

Would anyone be interested in the pattern or a tutorial for this? I made notes while I was going, and I can post them here if there's interest. I made this up in a couple of hours. very fast, very fun. Just leave a comment.


Sunday, June 20, 2010

You might need sunglasses...

Hello? Anyone there?

I'm still here. Just haven't had much to talk about. I finished my Carolina Fall (nee Christmas) quilt. It will go off to the quilter this week. I'll put up a picture when it gets back.

The other project (sigh) hit a snag. I wadded it up in a ball and threw it in a corner. I hiss at it when I walk by. We still haven't made up yet. My advice to you...If you're making a quilt with two alternating blocks, make the more complicated one first. I made the easy ones (snowballs) first. The pieced blocks didn't come out quite the right size and the two blocks don't match up. The odds of this happening increase exponentially if you only have just enough fabric to make them.

So, I switched and worked on a couple of easier projects. First off an Amy Butler whirlygig quilt. This was just for fun, and it had the added bonus of using up some of those yards of turquoise I ordered. There's a line of templates to make the block without having to cut wedges. I put this together in a couple of afternoons. And, look! I even mitered the corners. I suppose I could have matched the stripes, but oh well.

Ok, Sunglasses time....

The other quilt I pulled out and finished just yesterday was my Good Gyrations quilt. This is from a class I took from Cara Gulati ( I chose a more extreme color combination, shall we say?

This too, will head to the quilter's this week. This was a really fun pattern to do. Definitely one I would make again.

So, a question for everyone, assuming there's an everyone out there, and you even made it this far...Is there anyone out there actually reading my blog? And if you're related to me, you don't count. If you wouldn't mind, leave a comment. Just a "Hi, I read your blog" is fine. I haven't gotten all those fancy counter things to work yet. I'll have to get my people on that.

Talk to you soon. Sooner than last time, I promise.


Monday, April 26, 2010

I was going to call this post, "The world's slowest quilter"

...but I realized I can't. I'm slowest when it involved cutting. I've been working on my Carolina Fall quilt. I finished Step 4 earlier this week.

I got to the end of sewing pairs of blocks and realized I was 3 triangles short (sigh), but I cut them out anyway to finish this step. Even though it was around midnight.

Then I moved on to Step 5. I had no reason to believe that it would go any quicker than the previous steps, but it didn't involve cutting soo....

Bam! After sewing just on Friday and Saturday, I flew through Step 5 and am now halfway through Step 6. If I get some good sewing time in today, I should have all the blocks done and the top pieced minus borders.

I realized this quilt is a little like making a suit jacket. When you make a jacket, you do a lot of structural sewing, top stitching, seam finishing etc. You spend a lot of time sewing, but it doesn't look like you're getting anywhere; there's nothing that actually resembles a jacket. Then all of a sudden you finish three seams and everything comes together and you have a jacket. That's how this feels to me.

The best part of this quilt is that it's made entirely out of stash. The bad news it that the pile of oranges doesn't seem any smaller. Hmmm....I wonder if it's breeding in there.


Sunday, April 25, 2010

Chicago quilt festival Day 3

Hi Everyone!

My third class at the Chicago quilt festival was by Charlotte Angotti. This year's mystery quilt was called Bliss and it's in dreamy shades of sea and sand. It finishes around 70" square. I didn't purchase her border print. It just didn't do anything for me, so I'll need to find something else. Sewing went quite well til the end of the afternoon. There are two blocks and I switched pieces between them. Ugh. Got them ripped apart, but not sewn back together.

If you ever have a chance to take a mystery class from Charlotte, I really recommend it. Yes, they're expensive because you buy the kit. The class fee for this was $165, but if I were to buy the fabrics for the class I would spend that anyway. She uses blocks and colors in ways that really stretch my skills. I can't wait to get this one done.


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Chicago quilt festival Day 2

Day two dawned bright and early. I was way tired from covering the entire show on Thursday night, and, of course, having to carry all my purchases. :) The class on Friday was Floral Snowball taught by Kaffe Fassett and Liza Prior Lucy. I have a ton of pictures, so be warned. Here's the project we were working on:

First off, we cut squares. Almost everybody had different color schemes. It was fascinating to see what everyone brought. We did that til noon, then we chose the color that would make the snowball block. Just look what everyone came up with.

This lovely specimen below is mine. I probably won't make it bed-sized, but it is fun fabric. I'm planning to use the fabric on the top right as the border. To make it queen size you need 600 some small squares. That's more cutting than i want to do.

A good portion of my fabrics came from Glorious Color which is run by Liza. I ordered on a Wednesday and received my fabric on Saturday. Fabulous service. There's also a neat feature on their website, "created by a math geek out of Berkeley" according to Liza. It's color ribbons. Click on a ribbon and it shows you what fabrics are in that range. Really fantastic for matching fabrics. Go check it out.
I'll update as I work on the quilt, but it's not the top of the list right now. Fun fabrics though. Anyway it was a great class. More later


Sunday, April 18, 2010

Chicago quilt festival Day 1

Hey All,

Sorry it's been so long since the last post. I'm still on my quest to clean closets and making good progress. I also finished my taxes! Hooray! Since I just finished 2008's in October, getting 2009's in without filing an extension feels really great.

I've been attending the International Quilt Festival in Chicago the last three days. I had some fabulous classes, bought too much fabric, and chatted with many wonderful people. The sad part is that the Festival won't be back next year. After 8 years in Chicago, they're moving to Cincinnati. :( Have to save up to go to Long Beach instead. :)

This year the show felt a lot like their heart just wasn't in it. There were half the quilt show entries there were last year, and about a quarter of the display was antique quilts from their collections which I do love looking at. None of the new quilts really grabbed me. So no pictures there. The vendor area seemed about the same size, but everyone was more spread out. That meant there were fewer vendors, but it was easier to browse.

My first class was Wednesday and it was Glorified Nine Patch taught by John Flynn. This is a 9 patch with curved piecing.

One of the best things about John's classes is that the kits are pre-cut by laser. They are accurate to 1/100th of an inch. Therefore if the pieces don't match up it's your own dang fault. The picture is the sample he brought. My kit is batiks with a light background. There were also kits with a black background.

It was a surprisingly easy block to do, but I'm not overly intimidated by curves. My first block was kind of a mess so I'll take it apart. All the rest I finished laid perfectly flat. /smug

Here's a photo of John ironing. He says he doesn't do shirts, only flat things.

John and his daughter Kate also provide a laser cutting service. You send them your fabric and a pattern and they'll cut it for you. I've had two cut and it's so nice. It's also very reasonable. Cutting isn't my favorite part and quite frankly, I'm not very good at it. It's so nice to open a box and just start sewing. My two kits were $50-60 each. They have a month lead time, so plan ahead. They also cut all the kits for Charlotte Angotti's classes. I took that on Saturday, so you'll have to wait to hear about that. Go check out their website at They also have pre-made kits for many of their patterns.

Stay tuned for day 2.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Road trip, Part II

My last stop for the day, well other than dinner, was Bloomington's newest yarn shop In a Yarn Basket. ( They are about 10-15 minutes south of downtown in a shopping center on the west side of Walnut. I didn't take a picture of their sign, but it has a really cute chicken on it.

They have a terrific selection of colors and styles of yarn and many fiber blends. They're really nicely arranged, too. All the wools are together; all the cottons are together. The colors are also laid out well too. Each section looks like a rainbow. These two photos are of the main room. There's also a room to the back that has more yarn and functions as a classroom.

I really liked the way they had their patterns displayed. They were in sheet protectors in pockets on the wall facing out. It was very easy to browse. Much nicer than putting them all in 3-ring binders. I'm not going to pick up a binder and page through it especially an overstuffed one, though I do understand that it's easier space-wise. The eye buys, and it worked here.

Here's what I picked up.

I found a couple of patterns that look easy enough for me. Yes, I'm pushing past just doing scarves and other flat items and trying something that requires fitting and gauge, and even (gasp) sleeves. I'm starting with the shell, so sleeves will come along later. The yarn is a very nice cotton that will be perfect for summer.

Now lest you think I'm just burying myself in yarn, I did finish two projects from the yarn I got two weeks ago. I've also started the third one. However I can't find any of my needlepoint needles to weave the ends in, and you don't get picture til they are completely finished. I know I have a half dozen or more of the things, so I refuse to buy any more. It means I need to sort through my knitting box and drawers and project bags which is on the list of things to do anyway.

That's the fun part of the trip. The less fun part was driving back yesterday. It was 70 and sunny when we left and 35 and snowing when we got home. Ick. I don't think it froze enough to zap any shoots or tree buds up here at least.

I hope it isn't snowing where you are and that you, too, got to fondle some fabric for National Quilting Day.


Road trip, Or What I Did for National Quilting Day. Part I

Mr. Belfry was travelling for work this weekend. I tagged along to play tourist. Our destination: Bloomington, Indiana. I had hoped spring would be further along there, but alas their winter has been much like our own. These are all of the daffodils I saw. All 6 of them or so. If I'd realized sooner that the Indiana quilt show was earlier in March, I would have pressed to go that weekend instead. However it was spring break while we were there. There is no better time to visit a college town than during breaks or summers.

The trees were just starting to bud and it was wonderfully warm and sunny.

The university does do some wonderful landscaping though, so I did get to see a little spring color.

Of course the color you're all really interested in seeing was indoors. :) My first stop was Yarns Unlimited in Fountain Square Mall on the south side of the square. (

They have a really nice selection of wools and wool blends. They had some great shop samples of felted bags. I always enjoy seeing their selection of specialty yarns, too. They've recently (like in the last few years) added fibers that are locally dyed. Go look at their website for better pictures and a class schedule. The people in the shop are very friendly and willing to help with any project you have questions on. And, of course, I just love a shop that understands that you need to touch every skein in the store before you make up your mind.

They've also rearranged extensively since I was there last. There seems to be a lot fewer weaving supplies and the rest of the yarn has expanded into that space. Everything is better organized and easier to browse. It seems more airy.

I came home with these two skeins:
The one on the left is a hand-dyed rayon blend. The one on the right is a hand-spun silk by Tilli Thomas. It's more dark pink than red. Both of these will become scarves or neck-wraps of some kind.

Stop number 2 for the day was Bloomington's newest quilt shop, Shiisa quilts. They're a little tricky to find if you aren't used to navigating in an area that's not laid out on a grid system. Check Google maps or mapquest before you go. It's well worth the time.

You can see the shopping center from the main highway down and on the west-side. Inside was a wonderful selection of fabrics. It was just a riot of color.

They had a nice selection of Moda and Westminster fabrics (among others), a good selection of notions and thread, and a nicely displayed selection of books. They had a lot of small kits made up and many display samples. They also had some non-traditional quilting fabrics, silks and kimono remnants and some ethnic fabrics. Everything was nicely arranged and not over-stuffed. There was an ok selection of pre-cut rolls, but they added some of their own pre-cuts to the menu, both charm size and rolls.

I purchased most of the fabrics I need for my K. Fassett class next month, plus a charm pack of Oz by Sanae. I also found a really neat pale orange fabric from an Australian designer I've never heard of that I think will go nicely with the Fassett fabrics.

That's all for part I. I found a new yarn shop that I'll tell you about in the next post.
Stay tuned!