Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Celebrating a few checkmarks

It seems like it's feast or famine in my sewing room lately - either I'm swimming in deadlines and piles of fabric to cut and conquer, or my sewing table is buried in other non-sewing work that has to come before the sewing fun. And in the meantime, the deadlines are quickly approaching and the housework I'm actively ignoring is piling up. All that being said, there's been a lot going on in my sewing room, but not much I can actually show you for the time being. But that doesn't mean I can't show you a few sneaky peeks...

Trimmings photo IMG_1019rt_zpscf04fe3d.jpg

I've sewed up the last of the Lucky Stars blocks for 2014, which was both exciting and bittersweet. I don't know just yet if the club will continue in 2015, I'm waiting to see if some star-riffic inspiration strikes, but I'm excited to feel on top of the block making and pattern writing for once. It's entirely possible that I've saved the best for last, because these last blocks of the year are really and truly stunning. Can't wait to share more!

November Lucky Star block of the month sneak peek photo IMG_1016rt_zpsf8dd4851.jpg

October Lucky Star block of the month sneak peek photo IMG_1022rt_zps69345ecd.jpg

I'm also in the midst of preparing a boatload of class samples for some a super fun upcoming class I'll be teaching, and I'll hopefully get to share more about that in the coming months. I'm especially loving these adorable little Cotton + Steel tigers from Alexia Abegg's Hatbox collection, they are so cute when you fussy cut them!

A sweet little tiger peeking at me photo IMG_1020rt_zpsf38bde8c.jpg

A little Carolyn Friedlander love fest block photo IMG_1021rt_zpsa172ff5e.jpg

The good news is that I'm plowing through my deadline list, and there are definitely more checkmarks than empty boxes at this point, so yay for that! Can't forget to celebrate the small victories along the way :) Now if only there was a Laundry Fairy or a Floor Scrubbing Fairy who could help me get caught up on all the housework that's been piling up!

  More checkmarks, yay! photo IMG_1026rt_zps30543d64.jpg


  1. Oh my you look busy! I'm in the same boat. My deadline list is getting longer and my housework is piling up. Where is that cleaning fairy??? At least my husband is out of town and school is starting next week. I know I'm going to have some sewing time soon. Love looking at all your patterns on the side of your blog. They're very distracting! Have a super day!

  2. Yay for checking items off your list. The sneak peak photos are yummy.

  3. Love the close-ups of those beautiful seams!


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