Friday, October 25, 2013


In the last 2 days, I've ordered 41+ yards of fabric from Hawthorne Threads. It all started with "Lindsay's Picks," which hit me in a happy, autumn, creative sort of way.

Dew in Kiki
Kulla in Slate
Autumn Stripe in Cream
Line Leaf in Grey
Painted Patchwork in Earth
Gregg in Orange
Fiddle Heads in Pine
Tapestry in Glow
Twiggy in Brown
Keiko in Keiko
Rings in Cream
Acornucopia in Forest

I don't like all of these fabrics, but when I got into that Dear Stella grouping, I started hitting the "add to cart" button with reckless abandon. Some of these aren't even available yet, so I was relatively safe there. And then, I found that there are some new, (or new to me,) colors in the Ta Dots collection.
Add to cart: oranges, sorbets, pinks.

Ta Dot in CandyTa Dot in CoralTa Dot in SorbetTa Dot in TangerineSpa Dot in Coral

How did Timeless Treasures know that adding a whole collection of greys and butter yellows would speak to me, and then what were they saying when they named it after me? I ordered 17 yards of "Ophelia" prints. Just wait until you see them! Oh, here they are...

Ophelia Leaves in Steel
Ophelia Texture in Cement
Ophelia Dot in Vanilla
Ophelia Scroll in Honey
Ophelia Floral in Grey
Ophelia Scroll in Stone
Ophelia Scroll in Oyster
Ophelia Dot in Butter
Ophelia Border Stripe in Grey
Ophelia Dot in Pewter
Ophelia Leaves in Calm
There wasn't even one of these I thought I should live without.

And this Saturday is our Breast Care Center Gala, also known as "The Prom." I have to speak again this year. I donated that pillow I made to the auction, but now I'm going to make a quilt for next year's Gala. It's going to be, yes, gag, pink. But I found good fabric.
I'll put together a quick quilt that says, NOT "think pink," which I'm not even sure what that means, but "Fight like a girl," which I find more palatable. It'll have a great lacy bra appliqued on it like in the pattern but it'll be a little less "Bra" rich. Here's the original pattern:

Stash Used: 0
Stash Used, total: 152.7 yards
Stash Acquired: 41.625. Seriously.
Stash Acquired, total: 269.875. No joke.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Shawl Collar Cardigan

It's not that I haven't been sewing at all, just that I have not been very productive. I did manage to make a few Mega Card Holder Wallets for Suzanne. This sweater is from a pattern I downloaded from Paco Bean, and it's a great pattern. I eliminated the handkerchief hem, since it makes me look hobo-ish. I wasted a long time figuring out how to make a flat rolled seam with my serger because I wanted this to be reversible, but the seam was a bust. I just used the regular 4-thread serger stitch and it came out just fine. See?

Now, it's a fact that my stash blog is not accurate. I have purchased a few orders of fabric since last recording it, but I'm not going to get too excited about this accuracy thing. I still am trying to consume by sewing as much as I buy, but it's not been possible...yet. Today, I had a package of cute strips in my hands. They were 50% off!! But I put them back. I have strips that need to be used, and I will definitely try to get them consumed before buying more. 

Stash Used: 2 for the sweater, 1 for 2 wallets
Stash Used, total: 152.7 yards
Stash Acquired: 17.5 yards ordered yesterday, 16 on 8/21, 16 yards from Hawthorne on 10/1
Stash Acquired, total: 228.25