Saturday, November 8, 2014

Just Playing Around

I worked on the December block for guild. The tree and trunk are batiks. The background fabric is a fat quarter that I have had forever and had never found a use for...till now!
The white and blue of the tree were just little scraps I had tucked away in the scrap bins. I had just barely enough of the white to do those three parts. I had just a tiny bit more of the blue and will be able to use that in the flying geese part that goes with this. I was even able to fussy cut the snowflake on the top of the tree!

Today I went to JoAnn's to look for a piece of fabric that I could use to refashion a flannel shirt with. I found it! It is a pretty purple-like lace and I bought 3/4's of a yard on sale for 30% off. I bought a small zipper to make a zippered pouch and found this:
They are called BonBons and are made by the Lion Company. Each mini skein of yarn is about two inches big. These had sparkly yarn mixed in. I thought I could use it for embellishing some mittens I hope to make, as well as fabric art projects. I'd never seen them before.

With sales and coupons and my brand new NQA membership card that also gives me a discount, I spent about ten bucks total. I was very pleased!

That's it for today. I need to find my friend Sandy's email and tell her about this yarn. She was looking for embellishing materials.

Happy Sewing!!!

1 comment:

Jaye said...

Sad to hear that you have to share your studio with DH! Isn't there a shed or something? ;-) I admit that I like to do my handstitching (bindings and such) while I am sitting with DH, but not having my own space would be difficult. I get anxious when he is just up here looking for wrapping paper.