18 November 2009

clever title

I. love. this. book. I have been waiting oh so patiently for it to come out. And, I just so happened to have a 30% coup to Borders and some Borders Bucks, yippee! Unfortunately, I've had zero time to make anything from the book yet, and I probably won't until winter break. (Ohhh winter break, PLEASE come rescue me)

On an unrelated note: we have a great new coffee shop. It's called Gray Owl Coffee, and I lovelovelove it. It has such a great indie feel, and the coffee is wonderful (french press)! So if you're in Norman, OK you should totally check it out!

latte. num yummy.

05 November 2009


Finally something fabric-y to show! It's just a quilt top, so not technically finished. But what the hey, I'll show it anyway. This is actually a shop sample I made for work. Now that it's finished I can make the fabric kits! The fabric is absolutely gorgeous - it's a line by Patricia Bravo (of Art Gallery Fabrics) called Revive. These pictures don't do the colors justice (the lighting in my apartment is terrible, and I didn't have a chance to take a picture outdoors before I had to take the top back to work). So just trust me when I say it is sooo much prettier in person.

The flower print in the middle is my favorite. I love it, it's so soothing. Lately I've been working with really bright, saturated colors, so working with these fabrics was a nice change. (Kindly ignore the wrinkles. I should have pressed before pictures)

The pattern came from this book. (Great book, by the way!)

Looking forward trying a new coffee shop this weekend, and a little relaxation time with the hubby. That's it for now!

03 November 2009

quilting bee and pretty flowers

After seeing this to die for quilt top over at Film in the Fridge, I have been wanting to join a virtual quilting bee, but didn't really know how to go about it. Then, I came across the Block Party! blog. They've started a quilt along (yay!), and you can join just that if you're not into the idea of a bee. I am seriously SO excited.

This picture is not the greatest, I took it while I was walking to class this afternoon. The landscapers have been doing a great job keeping campus lookin' good.

That's it for now!
Hopefully there will be an actual sewing-related post this week!

01 November 2009

ode to after-halloween candy sale

If I am patient, you will reward me with copious amounts of candy candy candy.

I've been studying all weekend, so no time for sewing. But I did manage to squeeze in a bit of bread-bakin' of the punkin variety this afternoon. I didn't realize I was out of ground cloves until I was in the middle of things, but I can only slightly tell the difference.

On to a new week!