I am so far behind on my posts it is crazy. I seem to be suffering the effects of Menopause. Some times the moods are so dark! I apologize. No excuses! So let's move forward!
My youngest daughter and I recently attended the CreativFestival here in Mississauga. We enjoyed our time shopping and socializing. She loves to scrapbook and I love to sew. Both hobbies were well represented.
My first purchase was this beautiful heavy cotton from Distinctive Sewing Supplies . I knew I wanted to purchase it the moment Catherine posted it in her newsletter.
I thought of making a jacket from it but realized I was becoming one of those crazy old ladies wearing weird clothes. Someone shoot me when I start wearing cat print anything! (Again this menopause thing does bad things to your head)
I decided to make a bag instead. Photo and post will follow.
I purchased the handles and hardware from Quit-a-Bag. They have the very best interfacing for bags. It is not available in any store. They import it directly.
Of course, my daughter insisted I purchase this design cd from The Quilt Store. It is from Anita Goodesign. She has wanted me to make her a horse quilt for forever. I have already stitched out one of the designs and made a tote. The design took almost 2 hours to stitch but it is impressive.
I purchased supplies from Joanne's Creative Notions, a Canadian family run internet business. I thought the gloves might help improve my free-motion quilting. I will let you know! So far I need to keep practicing.
I purchased this stabilizer set from Not Just Threads at Potters Paradise . This is another Canadian company. I am quite happy with it. The horse head I stitched was very dense and heavy and I did not have any puckering issues. Photos coming soon.
In the meantime I will try to stay sane and happy.
Thanks for dropping by,
P.S. The highlighted companies are all Canadian companies that I shop at. I do not receive any $$$ to endorse them.