Saturday, October 4, 2008
I'm having a spurt of patience and clear understanding of pattern directions lately. In trying to make the most of this all too seldom occurance, I've been sewing and quilting like a madwoman. I love the way this Catty Phone Holder turned out. The pattern was at the American Sewing Expo last week. When I saw the sample, I had to buy the pattern and try one. The directions and illustrations were very well done and you can also buy a dog and ladybug pattern.
This morning I attended Busy Hands and Carry All Chicks at The Quilted Cottage. Breakfast is included with the Busy Hands project for only $5.00. We had quiche, banana bread, donuts, grapes, melon, cider and orange juice. Today the project was a crocheted necklace. I think everyone who attended finished and wore their new accessory home. The new Minick & Simpson fabric line called American Primer had just been put on the shelves, so I had to get a bit of that, too. The shop is celebrating its first year anniversary by giving their loyal customers 20% off total purchases. How could I pass that up?
I've been mostly doing stitchery patterns in the evening while watching the playoff ballgames. I'm almost finished with Helen's wonderful armchair sewing caddy.
Jim's been spending much of his time in this apple tree. One day he was picking apples and noticed Jasper sitting in the tree watching him. So far, he has picked 16 bushels of Golden Delicious Apples from this one tree. We've never had that many in other years.
Remember to leave a comment on the Fall Into Fall Giveaway post. The deadline isn't until October 14th.