Blooming with goodies
I received my very last Petals kit from Sundara Yarn. So sad. but the finale is good, I like the pinky pink yarn - Magnolia. With a lovely pattern of the same name. I will miss receiving this gift every other month, the packaging, the pattern - delicious eye candy. I have learned that Sundara may be publishing a book next year which will include some, or all? of her sock club exclusive patterns - fyi. How wonderful it that? In my own mind, Sundara is like King Midas - everything she touches - pure genious. Meanwhile, I somehow practiced restraint and avoided diving into her next club endeavor - Seasons. It will feature a diverse offering of her different yarns in a various pallettes - I let the price tag discourage me until, thank gosh, it was too late - the link was down. I now will have to vicariously look forward to what it has in store and save my nickels for the next round.
I made this fun little bag yesterday - it's a major practice run, the top stitching is kind of pathetic, but look it matches my yarn.
I stood in the fabric cutting line at Joann's for an eternity today - I didn't want to do a lick of Black Friday shopping, yet, there I was. I got some upholstery fabrics and more suitable interfacing - for a sturdier bag. I practiced with quilting cotton and some warm n natural batting. I tried some Timtex - egads, it was so stiff, which led me back to my sewing closet - hmmm, batting it is - so I am hoping a mid-weight decor interface will be more appropriate. If I had taken the time to quilt the piece, it might have held it's shape better. We'll see how the next round goes, I'm pretty excited about some sweet bags for holiday gifts - stuffed with goodies.
And speaking of goodies...I came home Wednesday to a delightful treat! I had talked back and forth with Auntly H. about purchasing the XS Firestarter kit from Yarnissima - maybe pooling our resources and our shipping - well, Auntly H. surprised me with a kit - what a treat - many thanks! I would love to make several of these for my own tree. If I had off between now and Christmas I'd love to make one for every participant in the KAL - ah, but my day job gets in the way of everything. What a great way to use up some of my Wollmeise scraps - such generous yardage.