needle & thREAD

needle and thREAD


Hello, there! And good morning:-). I'm slowly sinking back into east coast time. Actually, who am I kidding? East coast time has been hitting me over the head for three days now! I am determined to seize the autumn rhythm for everything it's worth. I'm trying to conquer the calendar crazies with plenty of prayer. Amanda Soule called those crazies "the September shuffle." I appreciate her peaceful optimism.

There were just a few brisk weather moments a couple days ago, enough to make me think of 3/4 sleeves and fun flannels.I love 3/4 sleeves for little girls (and for myself). That style keeps the hems of our sleeves out of the messes of the day. Karoline hasn't left my side since I walked through the door, so she got first dibs on a new fall flannel. She chose a Sandi Henderson pink floral* from the stash and I set about tracing the Class Picnic Blouse pattern. In honor of her coming birthday, I bumped her up a size from her usual Oliver + S size. She lost a front tooth while I was gone, too. Oh, how they grow...


I truly dislike tracing patterns. I keep trying to persuade myself to just enjoy the process. Whatever. Now it's finished.

And I pinned and cut yesterday, too. Today, I'll sew. 



Wasn't it fun to take a peek at Ginny and Jonny's sewing project last week? I'm so grateful to them for sharing here. I ended up ordering the book they're using to make their quilt, Patchwork Style--I've got an idea for a group quilting project and I think the quilt-as-you-go method might work for it.  And I'm reading Last Minute Patchwork and Quilted Gifts. The good folks at Mary's Shelter are going to host a craft fair on November 10 and I'd like to join them there. Quilts? Bags? I'm really not feeling confident to have craft fair items...

Does autumn call you into your sewing space? Are you thinking flannel pjs or cozy quilts? Or are you embroidering? Pulling a needle with thread through lovely fabric to make life more beautiful somehow? Would you share with us just a single photo (or more) and a brief description of what you're up to? Will you tell us about what you're reading, also? Would you talk sewing and books with us? I'd love that so much.

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*a click to Sandi Henderson's blog to provide that link has me praying for her today. You, too?