I can't believe we are in the last week of April! Time is just galloping along. Sewing is a struggle for me these past few weeks as you know, what with moving, and the chaos that ensues as we settle in, which we continue to do; we are so enjoying making this adorable little house our own, organized to a T. IKEA has been being assembled, and we are loving it! MacGyver also put together a couple of my cabinets I had in my beloved sewing room in Alberta (not IKEA, so they didn't break down and reassemble as nicely, he tells me) and so I now have a cutting/pressing table with some storage underneath.
Updated to add: I told Tish this is what Bella was saying to me when I was taking this photo, "WHAT the H are you fussing about? This shot is of ME, MOI, who cares about the perch I'm on, just take the photo...okay terrific, with all that fussing, you did not get my good side."
MacGyver also installed my fabulous fluorescent lights, so there is a TON of light up there. You might be wondering why I would cover up the original plank floors? Sadly, the knotholes have become holes; the knots have dropped through on many of them, perfect for a spool or bobbin of thread to fall into, so I've put some area rugs to use for now. I am surprised, (well, by many things about myself and this house since moving in, but that's for another post), at how much I love this space, chaotic as it currently is.
How are your leaves that float on the background looking? I've had peeks at a few and wow, they are truly stunning fabric choices! This link will be open all week, through next Sunday. Monday, May 2 will be Step 4 where we make the 6 half and half leaves. I wanted to show you a photo of what Jean of All Points of the Compass, a wonderful blog, btw, does for template work.
this post where she shows you.
A quick note about the pattern sponsors, who have been so generous without hesitation, every one of them. I hope you take the time to visit the blogs and perhaps the stores of:
Lara at Buzzin' Bumble (a copy of her book!)
Yvonne at Quilting JetGirl (2 patterns of choice)
Cheryl at Meadow Mist Designs (2 patterns of choice to 2 winners)
Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts (pattern of choice)
Joanne at Canuck Quilter Designs (pattern of choice; she's just released a Canada 150 quilt pattern, free for a short period of time)
Beth at Cooking Up Quilts (pattern of choice; one of her designs is in the latest Quilter's World magazine!)
Tish at Tish's Adventures in Wonderland (copy of her pattern of which we've had sneak peeks)
Cindy at Stitchin' At Home (God's Eye pattern)
and me (Blue Skies & Sunny Days pattern affiliate link to my store)
Linking up with Cooking Up Quilts