some slow sewing for the summer

Hello there! It’s been a while, sorry! This kitchen renovation certainly has kept me from sewing for the past month, but thankfully it’s nearly complete. I haven’t been able to access my sewing machine for the last month, so instead I picked up a bit of hand sewing.


I’m so thankful to have a great sewing shop in town and even more thankful that Phiona organizes great events and brings in awesome teachers on a regular basis. The most recent was the fabulous Carolyn Friedlander, who had a great trunk show and then taught two classes. I had a chance to attend one of her classes and spent the day (without kids!) learning needle turn applique while working on blocks from her Everglade pattern. It’s a little tricky to get the same nearly invisible stitches as Carolyn’s, but I’m having fun trying. I cut out fabrics for four blocks, but I’ve enjoyed it enough that I’ve since cut out fabrics for an additional four. Who knows how many I’ll actually complete!


It’s quite nice to have a portable project – I like to take a block with me to the pool, pretending that I’m actually going to have time to do some stitching (ha!). Mainly I slowly work on a block while watching tv at night. More soon!


If you find yourself in the Burlington, VT area, do be sure to check out Nido! You can also shop online - Nido offers great fabric prices for fabrics cut in whole yard increments!
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10 Responses to some slow sewing for the summer

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    Julierose says:

    Ooooh these are just so gorgeous..I love your color choices–nice and portable, too. I wish we had classes like that around here…thanks for the tip about the fabric store…hugs, Julierose

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    Laura says:

    Really lovely! I love the combos you have come up with there.

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    Ellie says:

    Can you share a pattern or more info?

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    Rosemary Bolton says:

    This looks great! very snazzy and modern

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    s whitehead says:

    Love the pattern. I prefer hand stitching so looks like something I might enjoy!

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    linda says:

    I am so amazed by how perfectly you matched the pattern at the seams and wonder how you cut out all those circles. Hope to see this up close when you are back in California.

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    Mary says:

    In fact, I visited Nido when I was in Burlington this summer due to your recommendation!

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    cider hamper says:

    Wow! This is really cool. Design, color choice all are perfect. If I could say you to make for me!!

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