Friday, May 6, 2011

Friday means sewing days are coming!

Happy Friday you all!  This isn't just any other Friday here in Louisville; it's Oak's Day! (For you non locals, that's the day before the Derby, which is tomorrow.)  I don't have any Derby-related plans other than watching the two minute race from the comfort of my sofa, but I do have loads of other plans for the weekend.

I'll be doing some {gentle} stitch ripping to take out the 2+ hours of quilting in the Parisville Modern Sampler I've been working on.  I am sending it to a professional to be quilted on a machine that won't get a bent needle after 20 minutes (that's what was causing the tension issues).  For those who do their own quilting without a specialized machine, I'm curious to know what kind of sewing machine you have.  There is no way mine can handle quilting anything beyond straight lines with a walking foot (if and when I replace the cheap-o one that broke on my first quilt). 

I'm also going to be working on my diaper bag! Yay! I cut out all the pieces last night, which was made extra fun thanks to the company of Beth who made herself a camera strap cover while I was cutting.  I'm using Joel Dewberry's Tossed Flowers in Carmel and Wildflower in Mulberry along with Denyse Schmidt's Dizzy Dots in Berry (not in the picture).  All of them are decor weight fabrics, and I got a really good deal and excellent service here.  I think it took me two hours to cut out all of the pieces, but if I were actually following the directions and not completely altering the entire thing it would have only taken one.

 Della and I are headed to a friend's birthday party at her home (which is also a gorgeous farm) later this weekend, and I am not sure what I am more excited for--seeing my friend or taking Della to the farm.  They are both pretty great prospects!  I'll be making a Sweet Potato and Quinoa Salad from Mark Bittman's website to share.  His recipes are just as fabulous as his writing, in case you haven't discovered them yet. 

What are your plans for the weekend?



  1. Oh that's such a bummer about your quilt! :( I absolutely LOVE the fabric you chose for the diaper bag!! It's going to be fabulous! :)

    Weekend plans... Company & cake baking tomorrow, mothers day & hopefully relaxing on Sunday! :) enjoy your weekend!

  2. I hope all of your sewing dreams come true this weekend. Have fun. Happy Mother's Day!

  3. how did the sewing plans work out?


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