So, what's been going on?
This past six months has been an absolute whirl-wind! After the holidays were put behind us, it was time to get ready for Antique Alley. This was a great success and we met some wonderful folks.
Pretty much at the same time and for 2 months after, we started going to the Scarborough Renaissance Faire. While I have sewn garments in the past, I never really thought about creating custom costumes for such an event. This is something I can never say again! I began by creating a fun wizard cloak for my husband and then jumping in with both feet to make entire outfits. I can see a LOT of this type of sewing in the future!
In addition to garment sewing, I am kept VERY busy with quilting projects as well. Because client work comes first, the turnaround for long arm quilting services continues to run on time.
Most recently, I participated in the Texas Row by Row! This was so fun and within a week I had produced a cute, water-inspired quilt which consisted of rows from Sandy’s Quilt Shop, Sew it Up!, Peggy’s Quilts, Quilt Among Friends, Cabbage Rose, Richland Sewing Center, Lone Star House of Quilts, and Suddenly Sewing.
I handed in this cutie to Sandy’s Quilt Shop in Joshua Texas. Not only did I win my pick of 25 fat quarters, I also received an additional prize of 3 yards of fabric. I chose a beautiful off-white neutral for my 3 yards and then a selection of vibrant batiks in rainbow hues. I think I may make a fun double hour glass quilt.
So, what’s coming up next? I have been commissioned to do a few new projects. First of all, there are two beautiful hand-quilted quilts that have been loved a bit too much. Because the owner wants to use them (carefully), we are going to replace the binding and fix the areas that have holes. In addition, there will be an appliqued quilt made from a child’s leotards. This will indeed be a challenge.