Between consuming Peeps and playing board games I managed to sneak in some sewing time.
I think I had mentioned a lil' while back that I was going to try and start another set of weekly themed posts.
If I didn't mention it then I meant to.
Now presenting - Skill Point Sundays!
I'm sure that name needs a bit of explanation.
Have I mentioned that I'm not-so-secretly a geek? I've worked in a comic book store (still read comics). I play games like Magic the Gathering and D&D. Oh, then there's video games.
One common thread that I noticed throughout a lot of my hobbies is that if you want to get better at something then you put skill points in it.
While I've been sewing for years, I still feel like my basic skills could use a point boost.
That's where this weekly post comes in!
I'll be using 1,2,3 Sew by Ellen Luckett Baker. One project per week working from the front of the book to the back.
While I'm not allowing myself to skip any projects, I will keep open the chance to modify some to be more useful in my house.
Week one was some simple stamped tea towels.
Nothing too complicated. Although I must admit that while I've been drowning in WiPs it was refreshing to sit down and finish a project within an hour.
Next week is Napkins which is oddly helpful as I've just realized I don't have a single cloth napkin in the house.
No idea what fabric I'll use for it but some more options arrived in the mail this weekend:
Goodies from the Stale Stash Swap!
I got some lovely fabrics from the Stale Stash Swap. And my swappers were sweet enough to include some lil' extras. Would you believe I've been looking at snagging some of that tree fabric to the right? I've got my own square now (which went in the Bottled Rainbows pile).
This swap was a great idea. I'm thinking about working in a page where I can keep a photo list of swappable fabrics as I'm working on my site redesign. There are some things I have that I know I'm just not going to use.
Besides, who doesn't love getting fabric mail love?