I know, the title is forgetting that summer always rears it's hot head again in September or October here in Michigan...but we are starting to have the tease of our next season; autumn is my favorite time of year so I am welcoming it with open arms! I picked up some Macintosh and honey crisp apples at farmer's market (more on that later) and am going to the orchard next weekend for other varieties. Always a sure sign Autumn is near!!
My banner shot is one of my many, many Halloween items. I finished this late last year and love it. It's from Raise the Roof, I believe. Isn't it sweet?
Before I get into what's going on in my silly life, I wanted to say THANKS for those who have taken the time to comment on my blog - your comments make me smile and I love to hear that people actually read my babbles...A couple I forgot to address with my last post (it was so long anyway):
- Welcome to Madame Samm. I am glad I could pass on the flower frog quest. I wish it was my idea to use them for scissors, but I have seen it from many people - both blog or in person. The search took me a bit for the frog itself (received my first from Jennifer), then it seems I have found many more - maybe it took just one for the flower frog karma to hit me...and the bases take a bit of time to find, but it is fun to search. Good luck!
- Siobhan - It's nice to know others experience the same things, isn't it? I hope your daughter is enjoying her internship. I really know what you mean about most interns not paying - that's how mine was oh, so many years ago. And I agree - sometimes that dreaded basting is a necessary evil!
- Diane - thanks for the thoughts on the JJ petites. I am still using them on a couple pieces to "test" whether or not I like them...so far, they are taking a little getting used to but they are easier (for me) to do the sewing method with, when stitching in q-snaps.
Okay on to the pics...I spent Friday evening with my bff Mary. I am fortunate to have two LNS within one hour - we went to the one closer to her that sponsors a stitch-in evening once a month. When I arrived at Mary's, she presented me with a project case. Eons ago, I gave her some of my matching fabric for my basket - remember it from a precious post?
It is a basket designed by a member of Kindred Spirits Sampler Guild. I changed it up a bit, and have plans to work on the smalls inside - some are basted, just not stitched yet. I love the rich color of the browns and reds in my lining fabric...don't you? Well Mary took some of my fabrics and when I arrived Friday, gave me this:
Doesn't it look great in there - now on to the smalls! I think that may be a goal to complete by the end of this year - I have only one done - the biscornu...stitching them will be the easy part but the finish/finishing will be the challenge...
Here's a shot of it opened up. Two pockets are on the top portion, with a buttoned pocket on the bottom. I love it - thanks so much Mary!