Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Summer Sewing

A re-cap of what's been sewn lately by fabulous Hip Stitchers:

Catherine's elephant - Heather Bailey pattern

Laura's mini quilt made from mini-charms (front)


Summer Sewing Academy - finished bird pillows

Summer Sewing Academy - pillowcase & room pennants

Quilt made by Pat for her daughter

....and another for 2nd daughter.  Fabrics include the Sweet Serenade collection.

Also by Pat:  matching dresses for granddaughter and American Girl Doll.

Sarah with a tote bag - the Chubby Charmer pattern! 
(ugh....couldn't get pic to rotate!)

Marla's quilt for her son - front....

....and back.

As always, thank you for sharing all your beautiful work!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Days 3 & 4 in the Bay Area

I'm planning that there will be a balance between all the food we're eating & all the walking we're doing.....that works, right?

Yesterday was beautiful Santa Cruz.  Boardwalk, surfers, sea lions, and loads of WIND.  Ice cream at the famous Marianne's, (lavender & pumpkin being 2 of the delicious flavor we sampled), visiting the surfing museum, and finding Harts Fabrics were just a few highlights:

Today was Berkeley.  Quaint, funky, and the UC Berkeley campus was breathtaking.  A visit to Stonemountain & Daughter Fabrics made up for not doing Britex, in my humble opinion.  We (the girls & I) gave this store 2 thumbs up!  And I realized I'm going through a knit fabric obsession....that was my fabric drug of choice on this trip.

Then, when we thought our day couldn't get any better, we discovered an IKEA just 5 minutes away! Dan dropped us off & 3 hours later, we exited with as much as we could take on the airplane! (Ok, that was a bit of an exaggeration)

Tomorrow: the Monterrey Bay Aquarium!