Thanks for everyone's kind emails and comments about Newton. It's getting easier every day but it's still so weird to not have him here by me. Every once in awhile I'll get a thought of "oh, I need to let Newton in" or think I see him out of the corner of my eye and then get sad when he's not there. At least Mason has stopped asking me every few minutes "are you happy now, Mom?".
I decided to join in this week in the "Sunday Stash" meme. It's fun going around to different members of the group and getting a little peek at different peoples fabric stashes. Everyone usually just shows one or two great fabrics they currently have in their stash - and it's a great way to see new fabrics you may not have seen before!
I LOVE this green pair from Denyse Schmidts' line "Katie Jump Rope". It's an oldie but a goodie for me -- and it seems like everyone and their dog has these prints in their stash but I just can't help it - green always has been and always will be my favorite color.
The plaid one reminds me of golf shorts -- I would love to have a pair of shorts in that print to wear when I go golfing!
I was doing a bunch of sewing today and had my new Orla Kiely cup close by with my standard lemonade inside. It kept getting condensation on the outside from all the ice and getting my sewing table wet - so what else could I do then reach into my scrap pile and whip up a cute little coaster in just a few minutes?
It seriously took me just a second to make and it turned out SO cute. I can see making a bunch of these for a cute and personal housewarming or birthday gift.
The top is some orange flowers and the bottom is some green polka dots. Technically it's reversible, too!
I just cut 2 squares about 6" x 6" and sewed them up on 3 sides, turned them, then stuck some batting in between, folded in and stitched up the opening, then did some crazy zig zag quilting to keep them together. SO simple.