Tuesday, April 22, 2008

My Birthday Post #2

Along with all of the awesome presents I got from my family and friends, I also splurged and got a bunch of lovely things for myself. Like this dress above, which has the most amazing puffy sleeves I've ever seen! It's awesome and I love wearing it. It's from my favorite local vintage shop,which is so fun.

I also splurged and got myself this Dear Jane book. Ever since I first saw a picture of the quilt, I've been a little obsessed with it. I've finally decided to give it a go. I have ordered a bunch of fabrics to get started--that's an entire post of its own! But, really, I think it was inevitable: Jane Stickle and I have the same birthday!

I mean, seriously, how amazing is this quilt?!? The squares finish at around 4.5" in the quilt. My goal is to hand-piece all of the blocks, potentially on the train during my commutes.

Just look at all those tiny pieces! It seems too small to even do on a sewing machine. Then again, ten blocks in, I'll probably be cursing my decision to stitch it all by hand...

I also got myself this awesome thread rack. Because, until now, I've had my threads shoved into drawers and in a different sewing caddy and I kept running out of white or ordering more gray without realizing what I already had in the stash. So, now it's all visible and also looks so cute! I think I'm going to hang the rack on the wall, because when I'm in the middle of quilt wrestling, desk space is at a premium.

Yep, I'm a good one for treating myself when I determine I am deserving of it!

1 comment:

Pacifist Viking said...

Seinfeld really started a trend: people like the puffy shirts. "But I don't want to be a pirate!"