Just a quick, fun post today since June has been a crazy month so far. …both good and bad things happening (such is life) that I’m trying to balance and it’s been rough if I’m being honest. Lot’s of things to keep me busy though so I like that!
Three projects I’m working on: I have a big quilt deadline coming up for RJR Fabrics that’s been keeping me really busy and I’m loving every minute of it. I really do enjoy quilting but I have a hard time starting/planning a quilt project without some direction and a due date. I guess I just need a deadline for certain types of projects!
Tilly also invited me to try her newest sewing pattern, Agnes, along with her new online workshop for sewing with knits! This was such a sweet, wonderful surprise from her. I had been eying that pattern but money is a bit tight with all my kitties due for their booster vaccines this month (Tilly didn’t know that but the timing sure was good!). With all the other stressful crap going on in my life right now, something as simple as a free pattern was just the type of thing to make my day 🙂
The third sewing related thing that’s been occupying my time lately (and probably the most exciting thing!) – I’m working on releasing a PDF sewing pattern! If you’ve been following me for a while, you know I talked about doing this years ago and then chickened-out for various reasons and never did it. Well, the hardest part is now done so I can finally say, officially, it IS happening. More info on the Lucky Lucille Headband pattern soon!
Three TV shows I’ve been watching: I’ve been watching some foreign period pieces on Netflix lately that I quite like. I watch EVERYTHING with subtitles anyways so I have no problems getting sucked into foreign TV and film. I finished a show called Velvet a little while ago. It’s about seamstresses in a department store in the 1950s and I thought it was really cute. The costumes were great, too!
Now I’m watching another Spanish show called Grand Hotel. It’s an upstairs/downstairs type of drama that takes place in a luxury hotel in the early 1900s. I like it a lot so far, and the main character is a real dream boat (swoon!).
The third show I fell in love with recently (finished the seasons a month or two ago) is on AcornTV and it’s called A Place To Call Home. Warning: they advertise this show as addictive and IT IS. One weekend I caught myself hoarding food next to my bed so I didn’t have to get up and I could just keep on binge watching all day bahaha!! It’s set in post WWII Australia with a seriously interesting set of characters, so good!
Three songs stuck in my head: I’ve always loved Rockabilly music but I’ve been on a straight-up country music kick lately. Well, mostly old school country stuff that tends to be classified as Roots/Americana now. I recently found this video of Goldie Hill and her outfit just about made my jaw drop to the floor! Gah!
I also just discovered the brother duo known as The Cactus Blossoms and I’m totally in love! Totally in love as in, I want to find a way to travel from New York to Minnesota just to see them play live. …and also so I can just plain sit and stare at them. Because seriously… Here’s one of their videos if you need convincing: Crazy Arms via Vimeo. EPIC SWOON!
On the opposite end of the country music spectrum, I heard this super catchy pop tune and cannot get it out of my head. It’s embarrassing how many times I’ve listened to it. Forgive me in advance if you listen to it and then also can’t stop listening to it. No really, I’m sorry.
Three books on my to-read list: I just finished reading The Astronaut Wives Club and I REALLY enjoyed it. I think I read the whole book in two sittings. I can’t wait to see the show! Now I’m reading The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up and I have mixed feelings about it so far but I’d like to see it through to the end. It’s a little intense and fanatical but there are definitely some good points to be made that I believe would indeed be life changing. Next on my list is David Coffin’s new shirtmaking book which I was given to review. I’ve only skimmed through it so far but it looks incredible!
Three sewing related links I found interesting: Audition for the Super Online Sewing Match II hosted by Sew Mama Sew! I had the honor of guest judging in the inaugural match two years ago and it was such an inspiring competition to watch. They’re looking for 10 ambitious sewers for what can be likened to the online version of The Great British Sewing Bee.
I took advantage of Heather’s shop re-launch sale and bought a copy of the Ginger Jeans. I probably won’t get to sewing them for a while, but I really loved Tasha’s post on her experience working through them.
Speaking of Ginger Jeans, I bookmarked this post from Where Heather Grows about more tips for sewing jeans. Definitely some great advice!
Three fabrics on my wishlist: This whimsical print from Rashida Colman Hale’s new collection: Zephyr, this new Rayon Chambray from Robert Kaufman’s House of Denim, and this cute vintage inspired floral by Betsey Johnson.
What are three things you’re into lately?