Still alive but not much goin’ on!! I spent yesterday sewing. You may experience this — when I finish a new sweater I realize that I have nothing to wear it with. This was the case with Window to My Soul. The bright reddish/orange-ish/pinkish color made it a “unique” addition to my
ragged and pathetic wardrobe.
I spent the good part of last weekend shopping for fabric. The fabric stores in the Twin Cities are sad. We used to have some wonderful shops, but they have all closed. You get JoAnn, Hancock and Treadle Yard Goods: boring, boring, and small/nice-but-hit-or-miss. ** See PS ** So, I ended up at Blue Bamboo Fabrics (NOTE: I had the name wrong when I first posted!!!).
I always seem to end up at Blue Bamboo. They have expanded and are now huge. They specialize in quilting fabrics (especially Japanese prints), but quilting fabrics often work for my needs. They are not a full service sewing store — you still need to shop for notions, lining, etc. elsewhere.
For my bright reddish/orange-ish/pinkish target color, the pickings were slim, however. I settled on something I wasn’t quite thrilled with, but I figured that something is better than nothing. It is Chamberry by Adorn It (#s 387, 404).
It has a kind of vintage feel. I used my binding method again, but with a contrasting fabric. I tried the dress on with the sweater and the sweater covered up everything cute about the dress. So, the sweater needs to be worn unbuttoned. Okay…
I continue to work on my Fading Lines. I messed up and started the sweater with the wrong skein — it is too whitish and there is a definite line where I started the 2nd skein. I considered starting over, but finally said, never mind. I keep second guessing that choice, but too late now! And, no, I do not alternate skeins!! Life is too short. I’d rather stew about it forever instead!!
PS — Jill mentioned SR Harris in her comment (the nice website photos must be from their new location!!). I live 5 minutes from there but it is a scary warehouse situation that screams “fire trap” to me!! I never think of going there but I know many people swear by it.