Saturday, October 13, 2018

Back From The Porch

Here's what I purchased last week at Back Porch Fabrics with the assist of my rewards certificate. First up, eight Fat Quarters of greens in Peppered Cotton. As well as eight Fat Quarters of brightly colored cotton woven plaids.
They're sitting on top of a white pucker stitched cotton which will likely end up dyed. The texture of it is fantastic and I want to make some sort of shirt out of it.

Friday, October 05, 2018

Late Summer Into Early Fall

 It's been a struggle this year to keep everything watered, but the cosmos finally bloomed, but not bright pink, instead an almost white palest pink. Which is lovely.
 Actually got some peaches off our new tree.
 You know it's fall when the Poison Oak is turning lovely shades of red.
 And it's also fall when the sedum is blooming.

Thursday, October 04, 2018

The Best Mail is Fabric Mail

 Colors right up my alley this month from Darn Good Yarn. Background is one of the Fabmo upholstery fabrics I recently snagged.
And wow, the Culcita box was gorgeous this time around. They're all from a really well-done collection, Road Trip by Alison Glass.

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Wandering Wednesday - Pacific Grove

 It was a beautiful day for a day trip to Pacific Grove. I had a gift certificate for Back Porch Fabrics that was in danger of being forgotten, and so it got used! Then we had a stroll down to Lover's Point.
 DH was having a lot of fun rock hopping.
 Weird weird weird, an almost perfectly round rock. Maybe shaped by the waves over the years?
 It's such a cute little beach cove.
 And the water is so clear in the shallows.

 The whole time we were out there, this one seagull was up on the highest point. King of all he surveys.

There was a swarm of ground squirrels wait that's not right, nope I looked it up. The correct collective noun for a group of squirrels is either a Dray or a Scurry. Got it.

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Fabmo Favorites

Had another great day volunteering at FabMo's distribution in Santa Cruz.
Snagged some more greens for my couch pillow replacement plan.
As well as a few yards of that white sheer with the black lines up at the top. It has a cording along one edge and is finished on the other, I think it'll make a nice over-skirt.

Monday, October 01, 2018

Square Dance Start

 So far so good on the Square Dance quilt. I'm starting out with really really random not particular favorite fabrics to practice.
I like these blocks, you can do a lot of variations of them with the pieces you cut out with the Sizzix die. And if you use batiks, then you don't have to worry about right side up or down when you cut to get the left or right-hand triangles.

Here's the blocks I've made so far. There's a lot of energy in the secondary patterns.

 And here's how the scraps from the die-cutting have sewn together so far.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

New Table

I think we're officially grown-ups now, because we've bought a dining room table and chairs. I'm thrilled with them, they're quiet when I sit down. They feel sturdy and solid and just ahhh lovely.
The chairs have this great curve that fits the lower back just perfectly.