snow dye fabric in the shop

It’s always a challenge for me to get back in the groove once school starts up and I have more time to call my own.  There are so many things that I want to get done, but I can’t do them all at once despite my best efforts to do so.

I did manage to fit some snow dyeing into my schedule this weekend.  They are filled with shades of blue and hints of brown with some yellow tossed in for good measure.

blue snow dye panel

I have listed some one yard cuts in the shop.  They could be cut up to make totes or used for quilting.  They would make for a great background for a haptic lab constellation quilt too.


I also cut up and put together some bundles of smaller cuts of fabrics for the shop too.  I’m hoping everyone enjoys sewing with these fabrics as much as I do.  Fingers crossed I will get caught up on my to do list so I can work on my to sew list!


the fastest September on record

I have no facts to back that up, but here on the last day of September I can’t help but ask, “where did it go?”

It’s been a blur of tumbling, vegetable pick ups, orchestra, yoga, and violin lessons with the extra fun of early outs every other Wednesday.  Personally I see those early outs as the school testing to see how many times I will forget to pick up my kids.

Right in the middle of the month was Sewing Summit.  It’s always a great time.  I cannot tell you how fun it is to actually hang out all weekend with the people who generally just hang out in my phone.

along with waffles with Jeni

strawberry waffle with creme fraiche

and fabric

tissu in Salt Lake City

and menchie’s


and yarn

Blazing Needles Yarn Shop

and a roommate who looks a bit threatening, but really isn’t…

Kaye and Elena

amazing speakers

Deedrie, Olivia Omega, and Linsdey

and friends, some who I’ve been lucky enough to hang out with at past summits and some I just met

Elena, Amy, and LindseyDeedrie, Pat Bravo, Jeni

(pic from Pat Bravo)

at menchie's

(pic from Amy)

and then there are the mountains…

in Salt Lake City

oh and did I mention the waffles

waffle with speculoos and creme fraiche

But now it’s the last day of September and I am looking at my 2013 project list and I need to get busy.  I will try to make the best of my time today, stuck at home waiting for someone to fix my water heater and hoping I don’t have to boil water so the kids can take baths tonight.

I could really use a waffle right about now.

did I mention?

One – Lulu turned 9 last week.  That means two kids in double digits next year.  I’m not sure how this happened so quickly.

birthday cake

Two – Ali hosts a fun game/giveaway every month on her blog and this month I’m helping out with July’s challenge.  Be sure to check out her post on this month’s stash match, play along and you could win some fabric.  {oh and a hit, hmmm, I guess the best I can tell you is after showing the options to a fabric friend who knows my stash pretty well, I can tell you it’s the exact opposite of the one you think it is. }

three – If you follow me on instagram you probably knew this, but I just spent the most awesome weekend with friends sewing.  More on that later.

view from balcony