I had no idea I was going to be so into velveteen this year-- but it is incredibly soft and lovely to sew with. If you like it online you will LOVE it in person. Much like the voile, I really hope that this substrate lives beyond the current line. I made a pair of slippers which I've written about here, and I justified the rest of the yardage for another new pillow cover. The pillow form is partially feathers, so the overall smooshiness of the cushion has made it the new favourite.
*The quilting on THE QUILT is done and I'm getting down to work on the binding. I almost got a little teary over it today... I am so happy with the way Grammie and Tillie finished it up.
*Posting at the Bolt Neighborhood is getting hot and heavy this month with lots of gifts to make and project inspiration. We've gotten things going in the last couple of weeks, so if you're looking for ideas, keep an eye out (you may want to try the "Gift Giving" and "Weekend Project" categories on the side bar).
There are two great events on Friday-- one on each coast:
- Modern Domestic is hosting my friend (and maybe yours?) Alicia Paulson this Friday from 5-6:30 in honor of her second book, Embroidery Companion. Both Bolt and MD have gorgeous samples from the book up on display this week.
- One day I'm going to meet Jennifer Judd-Mcgee and I'm going to get to tell her in person how much I love her and her work. For now, I hope you can go visit her show, rally, at Nahcotta in Portsmouth, NH for her opening on Friday night.
Our tree is up and the boys really outdid themselves picking it out this year. It is BIG, which makes the ornaments that they have not broken in the last 24 hours seem even fewer than usual. Looks like it's time to get out the glitter! It's about to get very sparkly up in here.