As I am writing this, I just got an email for a friend checking in on me because I had not posted recently. She wanted to make sure I was okay and I am. Thanks for checking on me :)
I have been absent for a few reasons:
- I advanced to the final round of the the PR Sewing Bee, but after advancing, I was disqualified because I added a photo to my review after sewing time was up. My review was posted and complete for days, but adding the photo was apparently against the rules. I was ticked about it and needed time to process my rage. "I am a rageaholic. I just can't live without rageahol!" Homer Simpson. I wanted to wait to post until I could tell you with a quiet voice (God is still working on me). On the bright side, I was not eliminated because of my sewing skills and I got to have my life back!
- I have been working on a secret project that I cannot yet share.
- I lost my camera remote and only today realized I could use the self-timer to take pics until I find it :)
- I joined Instagram and have been getting much creative inspiration and love over there :) You can follow using the icon in the top right.
- My "Little Miss" had a birthday and we were celebrating our precious little darling.
- I have been invited to participate in a local Farmer's Market to sell my repurposed coffee bean bags and other items made from reclaimed items. I have been working feverishly on building my inventory for that event.
I love all of the views, but I decided to make view A with the attached contrast sleeves.
I used a marled stripe sweater knit that I bought from Hancock Fabrics. It is super soft and cozy. For the contrast sleeves, I used a black jersey knit from my stash. I guess, I should not have worn a black shirt under it. The long black sleeves are attached under the smaller capped sleeve.
I like the feel of it, but boy oh boy was it a beast to match the stripes! The fabric moved ridiculously and needed to be pinned aggressively. I am happy to report, I matched them like a BOSS!
|Sleeve with contrast matched.|
P.S. Will you be attending the International Quilt Festival? I do not quilt, but appreciate the craft. I have been attending the festival for years and plan to go again this year. I even plan to take a few classes if they will have me. Please email me to let me know you will there. Maybe we can wander and admire the art together.