What’s New? The biggest thing for me right now is starting college classes…I am studying art with the hope of improving my skills as a designer. The idea of going back to college at my age is really daunting, especially now that I have two kids and I’m in charge of a household. The past week I have spent frantically (in a good way) working to finish up outside project commitments and “clear my plate” in preparation for dedicating my time to my classes. It has felt wonderful to drop huge loads of stuff at Goodwill and finish a quilt top and send it off for quilting (another pretty one for Quilt Now!).
It’s funny, as I set out to de-clutter my mind, I found myself very motivated to also de-clutter my home (anyone who knows me would agree I am not much of a housekeeper, so when the urge hits, it hits big!).
I can now see the floors of my kids’ closets, and my sewing room has a bit of breathing room as I put away fabric and things I am not currently using. Isn’t it amazing how stuff piles up…I am not the best at putting project materials away when I finish…
It feels like a fresh new start, and that includes quilting! I am getting back to work on my Aviatrix Medallion and plan to push myself to work on some other unfinished quilts and bits, too.
I have a few non-quilting projects that I cannot wait to get to, and that brings me to the giveaway. I have an extra copy of the book, “Simple Home” that I want to share with one of you readers. The book is by the ladies of Sweetwater, whose fabrics I absolutely adore. They design for Moda Fabrics and their style is just cute…lots of basic prints with stripes and dots, and liberal use of text and numbers. This book contains 35 projects for the home. There are some really cute quilts, but also other sewn items for every room: table linens, lampshade cover, journal and book covers, a calendar and lots more.
In the coming months, I really want to make new valances for my kids’ bedroom windows. The ones I made when they were babies aren’t quite right anymore. I also bought some really cute bicycle fabric to make big pillow covers for their playroom…boys don’t need much more than some big pillows to throw at each other! I also want to try some bags…those will take more courage, so stay tuned for that adventure.
If you are in the mood to Sew Your Home and are interested in this fun book of patterns, just leave a comment. Tell me what’s new and next for you! I will pick a winner on Sunday.
Wish me luck this week,