I met Colleen at Sewing Summit, and even though I don't have a selvage project in mind right now, I'd like to try one some day, and will definitely refer back to Colleen's tutorial when I do.
There's a Good Stitches celebration going on right now, and among other things, some voting between the various do.Good Stitches bees. We all submitted our favorite quilt that we made in the last year. I'm not even going to remind you what circle I'm in - just go over and check them out and vote!
I have a question - when you make sew-in frame purses, where do you start stitching that frame on, the center or the side? Can I just say I have a bit of a difficult time when I want to end my stitching - I find it tricky to get a knot tied off! And for the record, I usually start and end in the center, finding it a tad easier to hide my tails there. I'd love to hear what you do.
Have you seen Handmade with Love 2012 – A Pink Chalk Fabrics Holiday Tutorial Contest? Thanks to Karen for reminding me about it just in the nick of time!
There are four categories, and I was able to enter three tutorials - my Mod Angles Cushion in Home Decor, and my Logo Card Holder and Triple-Zip Pouch in Gifts for Friends. There's lots of great ideas over there! You should check out the links. One of them convinced me to purchase some voile pronto!
If you haven't noticed, I've had a bit of a winning streak lately! One of my wins was a gift certificate to Pink Chalk, and instead of fabric, I treated myself to a pack o'Pearl Cotton! I only had a couple of colors, so this should help with sewing in those purse frames and other miscellaneous projects.
And, at long last, my fabric from the ColorWheel Swap arrived. I was pleased to see a few new favorites arrive that weren't already in my stash! Thanks, Megan!
To end on a really random note, I thought I'd share my new favorite chocolate bar - theo's Sea Salt Dark. Theo is local, so we're fortunate to find it even at our local drug store. I shared the love by putting a bar in my coworkers' interoffice mailboxes the other day, and if I'm honest . . . well let's just say a square of theo has been getting me through my busy afternoons this week.
Linking up with Really Random Thursday.