I am on Month 8 of the Austin Bluebird Sampler and I started this appliqué last night while watching Brokenwood - a New Zealand Murder Mystery series on Acorn tv. The weather has been blissfully cool so far this summer and I stitched last night with sweatpants, sweatshirt, and socks on.
We received some lovely German scissors this week. They got here a bit late for our American Summer sale, but that doesn't make them any less yummy. This is the larger pair with it's red leather sheath. You can find them HERE.
These are the little bit smaller pair. The finger holes are smaller and the tip is extra tapered for a very slim tip. You can find them HERE.
Are you on Instagram? Oh my! So much great visual inspiration. The last few weeks several quilt shops in Australia posted new fabrics. I saw in several places an outrageous orange toile. Oh how I wanted some. Then Joanna from Fig Tree went to Paris and posted a photo of the same beautiful fabric. I needed a piece of it. I sent away to Australia for some coveted yardage. What this eventually turns into is a mystery. For now, just owning it is enough.
I don't suppose you have wanted something that was questionably useful - but you still had to have it. It reminds me of the sets and costumes of one of my favorite Jane Austen adaptions - the 2009 version of Emma.
A few of you asked about the Log Cabin Swap I'm involved with.
You can find out all the info HERE and organize your own swap.