I had a bit of a melt down yesterday. All the caregiving, cleaning, cooking and "doing" finally caught up with me, and I decided I was pretty much done with it all. I needed a long weekend at a resort spa, complete with all the massage and grooming appointments time would allow. That wasn't in the cards, but you know what turned my mood around?
A day of sewing. I took a mental health day today and set up a sewing station in my kitchen. I had Eva for company, but she did her own thing, and we checked in with each other regularly. She is getting to be an excellent little companion. Her main activity was removing the contents of my pantry and placing it in various other locations in the house. This occupied her for quite some time, and allowed me to get a lot done with my sewing. Don't ask what my house looks like. I don't care.
Can you guess what I dived into? You got it! The Row Along hosted by Lori Holt at Bee In My Bonnet! There are two rows to do every two weeks, and folks are on Row 7 right now, so I have some catching up to do. I have made more progress than pictured here however. My butterfly row has long strips of white running down the length of the row, and I have completed Row 3, which is a chevron pattern.
I have Row 4 all prepped and ready to go, which is going to be super cute. Apples, some of them with bites taken out. So adorable! Hope to show you some pictures Monday. Sunday is going to be my sewing opportunity this weekend, and I plan to make the most of it.
What I can't decide is if I should continue on with the Row Along and try to catch up, or if I should try to make some sort of Christmas table topper. I really need one of those!
Besides being able to spend the whole day sewing, I got a special delivery from my Brown friend.
I took advantage of Fatquartershop's Black Friday sale and got Tavern Reds by Paula Barnes, Old Glory Gatherings by Primitive Gatherings, and the latest Primitive Quilts Magazine. I am really happy now, yes I am.
Close up of Tavern Reds.
Can't wait to make the most of this Patriotic collection.
My advice? If you have any interest in primitive fabric, crafts, or decorating, you must check out this magazine. It is chock full of fabulous projects and ideas.
Happy sewing everyone!