My youngest has wanted glasses for a couple years now. I'm not sure when glasses became cool. I remember when I first got glasses, I was in the 8th grade and I was devastated!
Well, his dreams finally came true. His prescription isn't very strong, but he says they make a difference in the classroom. We went to pick out his frames... I loved this pair. But obviously by the look on his face, he didn't.
This was the pair he fell in love with..
So, this gave me the perfect excuse to make him a cute little case.
The tutorial called for a magnetic clasp. I didn't have one on hand, so I used a plastic snap instead. It works great!
Also, I had about 45 minutes to burn today and I was right by Goodwill. So I stopped in to see what they had. I found this plaid Full size flat sheet. I plan to use it for the backing on a denim quilt.
I also snatched these 3 vintage (aka used.. old) pillowcases for 99cents each. I think they will make great tote bag linings!
How about you? What kinds of treasures do you find at thrift stores?
Yes, I'm late announcing the winner of the 100 blocks giveaway. I woke up the next morning sick as a dog. I am coughing like a truck driver who smokes 2 packs a day. It's ugly and exhausting. My husband was making fun of me this morning because he says when I'm coughing during the night, I keep saying "I'm sorry". I think he's making that up because I have no recollection of that at all.
But today I'm feeling 'better'. I'm sewing and I have started a full attack on my mountain of laundry.
So.. I decided to draw 2 winners to make it up to you. The lucky ladies are....
The pattern says to fill them with rice - However, I usually fill them with crushed walnuts. I like they way they feel.
BUT, my sister really wanted them to be washable. So we filled them with those poly pellets that are used for stuffed animals. They are more spendy than the crushed walnuts but are definitely washable.
I'm in love with the argyle fabric!
And finally.. I got my package of advanced copies of the newest 100 Blocks Magazine this past weekend as well.
It's great and full of inspiration so I'm giving one away!!!
All you need to do is leave me a comment. Just tell me what you would like for Mother's Day.. or what you have planned for yourself.
So as I have mentioned before, I am doing the Fat Quarter Shop Mystery Designer Block of the Month. This is my first Block of the Month and I love it!!!
Today between transporting kids, taking my car to the shop and picking up dinner (yes, takeout saved the night), I managed to catch up on some of my blocks. This is what I have complete so far....
These are the 3 that I put together today. To be fair.. I had them all cut out already. Saves so much time!!
And tonight I will be finishing the 10th block below.. She's all cut and waiting for me. My youngest son has a friend sleeping over.. so hopefully they won't want anything to do with me.
I will definitely be joining the next Mystery Designer Block of the Month which begins in June! I love the fabrics for next year too!! The fabrics will be from the Avalon collection by Fig Tree Quilts for Moda Fabrics. This next one is described by the Fat Quarter Shop as a spectacular row quilt filled with basket blocks, star blocks, house blocks and flower blocks.
I'm not huge on Applique.. but then I kept reading and it says "Each block finishes at 12" and will be an easy to intermediate pieced block (no templates, applique or paper piecing).".. SOLD!!!!
Click picture to go to Fat Quarter Shop!!
How about you? Are you sewing tonight? Are you in the Mystery Designer Block of the Month Club?? Talk to me.
Ok.. I have been promising that I would explain my "funk" and why I haven't done very much blogging lately. First let me start by saying that I know things could always be worse! I am an optimist. I am always looking for the good in every single situation. It's not always easy.. but thats who I am.
So here goes..
Some of you may remember that we relocated here to Northern Minnesota from Arizona (almost 3 years ago now). When we came, it took me over a year to find a job! Yes, an entire year!!! You can read a little about that HERE.
Well, my job was very stressful. I worked LONG hours and with some pretty demanding and unforgiving people. I have worked in my field for almost 20 years and this was the first time I had been in this type of environment. It wasn't fun. So since the beginning of December, I have been at home again. I am looking for a new job.. but for now I'm giving it all to my family. And honestly.. I don't miss that job or those people AT ALL!!
But - at the same time all that change was happening - we had to make the decision to put down our beloved family dog of 15 years. I had no idea how much this would effect me. I knew it woud be bad, but holy cow! I was a wreck, worse than I expected. My sister drove to be with all of us and hold my hand as we said goodbye. It was horrible.
I know many of you have been there and know exactly what I'm talking about.
So, I told you I would explain the funk and that's it.. I'm out of work and my buddy is gone. But I'm ok.
Um.. Where did March go?? I was thinking FNSI was another week away. This has been a very busy month.
Are you ready? Do you need to get some sewing done? I do! I have been working on a baby gift that has "stalled" and also need to finish the duvet cover for my son. So I will be sewing tomorrow FOR SURE!! And probably not just tomorrow night either (if I can swing it)!
Well, I started my FNSI during the day on Friday. My kids have been on winter break all week so it's been a revolving door of sleepovers and play dates around here all week. But on Friday I managed to finally spend some time organizing my sewing room. It was much needed.... but still not complete.
Then Friday evening after dinner, I sat down and started crocheting. I made something off Pinterest finally!! These adorable mug cozy's.
My FNSI Funk. I have been a horrible blogger lately. I'm in a funk. I need to do a post about everything. I will do that soon.
But for now, it's time for the Friday Night Sew In! And since tonight is the last Friday of February.... Tonight is the night! I have been crafting and creating. And I WILL be sewing tonight. I'm working on a duvet cover for my teenager. I have it laid out and ready for construction. And it helps that it's snowing... So that makes it really easy to stay in where its warm and be creative.
Sorry for the short Signup time... But, to make up for it, I'm doing a giveaway this time! I will draw a winner on Sunday from the participants.