That’s right! It’s summertime! Woohoo!
My huge apologies for the long hiatus and pitiful output…summer means more time outside for me and less time inside sewing. I have been playing way too much volleyball (just ask my joints) and running too much (again, refer to my joints). P-Funk is out of school too, so we now have our evenings free for fun activities. We saw Dark Shadows tonight, which I highly recommend. Nobody does camp like Johnny Depp.
I have managed to work on a few things. The blue and white quilt top is FINALLY FINISHED! I got so sick of piecing long strips. Tedium. I still need to sew all the binding strips together and take it to Little Quilts for the sandwich process. I’m not hand-stitching the binding together on it though once it returns, especially since it may be the largest quilt I have ever made. It’s huge. At least queen size.
I knitted a very cool pillow top with the super chunky embellished wooly yarn I got at Purl Soho in NYC. I love how it looks like a Monet water lily painting in yarn. I made a small pillow form in complimentary colors and have yet to finish stitching it down. It’s gonna be cute when it’s done though! I’m now working on a coral version that has bright yellow neon flowers. Check out the project bag with the sparrow!
There’s a top secret project I’m working on. I can only reveal the sketches for the pattern, nothing more. I love surprises! I’ll post photos once it’s done and has been given away to its new home. 😉
What else have I been up to? Hmm, well, I attended a tiki party a week ago. For those of you who know me, I love, love, LOVE anything involving costumes. A few weeks before the party, I asked my friend (who invited me) if the party did indeed involve grass skirts, etc. He said yes. Day of the party, I donned a grass skirt to match my coral bikini, added some leis for my wrists and head, put on a tiger shark tooth necklace and headed out the door. I sent him a text message asking if “FULL TIKI” was still appropriate. Ten minutes into my drive, he let me know that sexy chic was the plan instead. I pulled a 180 and raced home to change. A coral wrap dress plus tribal shoes, wrist leis and shark tooth necklace…voila! Sexy tiki chic!
Thank goodness I changed. No one else was even remotely dressed in anything costume-y.
Happy Memorial Day Weekend folks!