At first I was all whiny about the weather when it has been HOT. But then it struck me - it is too hot to work in the yard, clean the garage or for that matter do anything outside on my days off. I have been forced to stay indoors and sew - in the middle of the day! I hardly ever, practically never feel like that is an option. So, I have had an attitude adjustment - hot is ok, now and then (especially on my days off...)
Evidently, I am not the only one to spend some summer time at the machine. Donna brought her "houses" quilt in for us to see.
Very nice, don't you think? Now, I want to make one...
Remember a few weeks ago I introduced you to Kraft-tex? It's paper that sews like fabric. Julie has been having fun playing with it. Here is her latest project - (yes - all 3 colors are a paper product, not leather and not waxed canvas).
Judy has been coming in, week after week, on open sew days to work on her Classmates bag. Yesterday, she finished and I'd say her effort paid off. I bet that every time she packs her sewing supplies up to take to a class she has a smile on her face.
I've always associated gingham fabric with picnics - maybe the red checked tablecloths? Have you noticed that Gingham is making a comeback? I'm seeing it in a variety of sizes and colors. Well, Wendy took it a step further (as she often does) and constructed her version of gingham fabric. I think she did a great job making this look like patriotic gingham fabric.
Love, love, love seeing your projects. It is very rewarding to see how you've been inspired. Thank you all so much for your good wishes and support as I pass the torch on to Candi. We are in the thick of things, taking care of details - so much to do... While she is official 8/1, I'm not going anywhere anytime soon. So, keep those projects coming!