Happy Sewing, Sew Happy!!!

Since I last wrote to you some new things have arrived here at the shoppe,  and a new old one is underway.    These are the supporting fabrics from the Sew Happy Line and I especially love the safety pins.    I know exacIMG_7063tly the projects that will be made with them as soon as I have time.      The first uses the focus print,  a big bold large-scale print with old-fashioned needle books on it.    I bet you can guess that I am going to make a needle book.   Add some felt or batting and you can finally organize your needles so you know what you have.     It may turn into a workshop.     I am often asked about which needle to use for what purpose.   IMG_7062The other new arrival that I am excited about is foundation by the yard from Benartex that makes courthouse steps blocks.     This stuff is wonderful,  can be used to sew by hand or machine,  and since Courthouse steps is a log cabin variation it is right in synch with our current showcase.    Watch for the sample coming as soon as I can make it!!!   IMG_7061  While I am thinking about our showcase,    the first session for the Log cabin cushion is next Friday,   10:30.     It is a 20 inch square as shown,   but if you wish to make more blocks I can share numbers you would need to make for whatever size quilt you want.     These blocks are one of the kinds that you can just keep making while you are enjoying the process and use in so many ways that they will always find a home.     They are one of the blocks that I sew when I don’t know what I want to sew,  just that I want to sew.    They are just so versatile you can use them for all sorts of good things.      The finished blocks  can be put together log cabin cushion in so many patterns too.    There is fun at every step with a good log cabin.

You can call and register,  or comment on this blog,  or come on in.     You don’t even need to pick fabrics,  just come in with your machine and basic sewing supplies,  class comes with enough scraps from the shoppe collections to do four blocks.    Isn’t that fun??   Details are on the showacse page.

Lastly, but not least I wanted to share a few  shots of the quilt I am repairing at the moment,   It has so many fun fabrics in it that I know you will all enjoy.       It  will probably be done in IMG_7065

the next couple of days so if you want to see it in person hurry in!!  ( but be careful in the rain )      Aren’t these cheerful?    I particularly like that shirts print in the bar at the top of the detail shot.    It would be a great addition to the new line of fabrics that has arrived.    Happy Sewing!!!  IMG_7064




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