Things have been crazy busy around here but in a good way. I've had time to start to clear my head and develop a plan as our family moves in a new direction together.
In the meantime, we had a great meeting of the Phoenix Modern Quilt Guild at my house (yes, that's bare concrete...project coming...). Lots of fun and lots of new faces! Such a talented group and I can't wait for all the fun we have planned.
I've been turning a couple of my needlepoints into pillows. I bought this center part at a thrift store many years ago. It was in a frame for hanging on a wall but I've always wanted to do this with it. I'll finish the second one soon and then I shall be truly complete.
My favorite part, beside the wonderful chenille back, is this zipper up at the edge instead of going through the middle. I've always wanted to do this and am pleased with the outcome. So discrete (except when I say "Look! The zipper's hidden!!!" to folks).
We've been re-working my sewing space to make it more efficient for the busy work I've been doing. I'm loving this table set up and looking forward to a few more improvements to this room (which will be much improved with new flooring).
We've been trying to spruce and declutter things from our house and our schedules in order to give more of our attention to the things that matter. Our school year is set to start in less than 2 weeks and I've given over my beloved office so the boys have a place to do their work without dealing with the distraction of the rest of the house.
I've decided to stop offering advertising on my blog in order to give myself the freedom to enjoy blogging as a personal venture and not a business venture. It can be stressful to feel obligated to blog in order to increase page views for other folks kind enough to put their trust in me and honestly I'm just not up to blogging 2-3 times a week right now and fear I would just be posting mediocrity.
But I'd like to give one last shout out to a couple of the businesses kind enough to advertise here. First McZips etsy shop. McZips is owned by a super nice guy who lives in Germany and is trying to gain some traction in the American market. He's got a great selection of colors and sizes and I'd really like to encourage you to give him a try.
And please check out iSew Acacemy. It's a new, cutting edge online sewing school with projects for beginners and experts alike. The beauty of this is their apps are downloadable for you iPhone and iPad! They are growing like crazy and co-owner Louise has a great eye for design and color so you'll never be disappointed.
Thanks for reading (always!)! Have a great rest of the week and keep on sewing!!