Hello everyone! It's been a long time, hasn't it?
I'm sorry I had been away for such a long time.
I never meant to be gone for this long
but life has taken over a little. I feel like
there are too many things I want to share today.
I could talk about how nice it was to have my friends
over from Japan and to visit lots of places
with them like Napa Valley. I could talk about
how much fun it has been to be a part of the
Ringo Pie flickr group that Penny of Sewtakeahike
and I started with super creative folks. I could
also talk about fabulous surprise packages I have
received in the past few weeks. And I could talk about
how my sewing projects have been progressing, but you
know what,I think I need to make this post short
because I have to finish up this post before
this little boy who's taking a nap wakes up.
Ok, so let me focus on one topic today.
How about me talking about the new Stitch
magazine that came out very recently?!
I am super duper lucky to have my projects
published in the magazine again!!!
These are made for the theme of the magazine
called "One yard gifts to sew in one afternoon."
Yay, so they can be made if you have just one
yard of kona fabric (that is usually available
at local craft shops like Joann) and some
small fabric scraps and interfacing in your hand.
I think this project gave me a great chance
to use up my fabric scraps that I truly love.
I would like to thank erica of Crafty Blossom
who had given me the fabric I used for "G"
for Grandes (meaning 'big' in French) and
Mary who had kindly shared with me the feedsack
I used for "S" for Petites (small in French).
Moyoness is medium in French if my online search
for these words was successful. I thought about
using Japanese words for them but they aren't nearly
as pretty (大 中 小） -----> ouch!
so I pretended I knew some French.
This is a linen bag that was also for the
one yard theme. And once again I want to
thank erica because her fabric appears
at the binding of the side pockets ;)
Erica, I am just in love with your fabrics
in case it's not obvious, lol.
I picked Joe's niece's name Sarah to embroider
on the pocket because I think her name is so adorable
and I knew that this bag would look very
good if a pretty girl like her carries it.
I am sending this to Sarah tomorrow. Kristina,
remember to send me a picture of her with this bag!
I must say that Stitch keeps blowing my mind
with just really unique projects and interesting articles.
There are so many great projects that made me itch,
but if I were to pick my favorite, I'd have to
select this plaid curves table runner by Kevin
Kosbab of Feed Dog Designs
who also made the fun slip cover on this
Stitch issue! How talented is he?
Oh and I had been wanting to share this with
you! I had a great pleasure being interviewed
by Stefanie Berganini, one of awesome Stitch
editors. If you are a little curious about
my sewing life and have some time to spare,
would you be so kind to take a little look
at my interview which you can find here in
Stitch's new blog?
Thank you for taking the time to read
this post ;) I'll be back soon :D
Have a great rest of summer
(or winter for some of you ;) )