Sewing is a lot like life...sure, there are patterns for just about everything, but in order to love what you do, or love what you make, you have to change the pattern to make it your own regardless if the change is a fraction of an inch or the length of a yard. And more often that not, those choices you make to change the pattern do not work out exactly the way you hope. It can be frustrating and challenging, and sometimes you have have to rip it all apart at the seams and start completely over. Which requires patience. A lot of patience. But in doing so, you create something that is far more rewarding, and far more beautiful, then what you started with.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Pleasantly surprised!

This time last weekend I stopped by SewLoveFabrics, one of my favorite stores on Etsy, and I came across a listing for a surprise 8 fat quarters, the surprise being you do not know which 8 fat quarters you are receiving (read that post here). Well, they arrived today and I couldn't be more pleased! Here they are!

A perfect combination of oranges and pinks and blue and greens. I love it! I think I will hold onto them for a few weeks and they may just turn into Japanese Knot Bags and they may just show up in my store during the Somewhat Simple Studio Boutique I am participating beginning on Black Friday in November.

holiday boutique
But stay tuned! Impatience may just get the better of me and you may see them before then! Happy Saturday!


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  2. Will have some of the Japanese knot bags at MLF? I would love to see one in person. I say see.....LOL