Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Summer Stitchin'

Lots of this going on since last we spoke.  Drum roll, please:  I finally learned to use the 6-needle embroidery machine!  Such a burden off the shoulders!  It's marvelous and very fast.  Must keep fingers out of the way.  New shelving is up in the crazy, messy sewing room, which is actually less crazy and messy. 
Here is a fun block I sewed today for the One Block Over Bee, the Japanese x / + block.  Jump to the description and tutorial on this post.  You'll love it. 
.Can you believe this little confection?  A custom dress for a 3-year-old princess to wear in a pageant last weekend.  If you click over to the calicodaisy FB page, you can see the dress in action -- all dressed up with pink rubber boots! 
A number of these have gone out through the shop in the last couple of months.  It's so much fun to be part of clients' home dec designs.  This set flew off to NYC last week.  The "k" is made to match the Serena and Lily Kate bedding set.  So pretty! 

To cap off the summer, my boy is on his way home from his year in Germany!  If all flights arrive on time, I'll have both my chicks under one roof on Friday.  Of course, the year flew by, and it's hard to believe that this time last year, we were wondering how we were going to manage getting him everything he needed to live abroad.  Now he is just a world traveler.  Hoping my turn is next! 


Finding Pam said...

I adore that little dress. It is very sweet.

Terrific news about your son coming home. Will he be state side or does he return to Germany?

I know you will cook all of your kids favorites and enjoy being with them.

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Michelle said...

Yay! You get your boy back! You must be so happy. Your latest sewing projects look great, those pillows make mine look even shabbier... I have got to do something about them.