I think we can all agree that most of us suffer from 'startitis' where we cannot keep ourselves from beginning another project when we already have a large working stack. I also suffer from finishing failure. So these are the biggies I'm trying hard to wrap up but I've also been rearranging my fabric pairings and pulling some particular pieces so I can start again on Hannah Pepper. I was so excited to get that one started and then so discouraged when I had cut the fabric incorrectly. I've also been really bad and ordered a couple more samplers from GigiR's private collection. I'm sure once those get here I'll be all sorts of side-tracked again.
Sorry about the wrinkles - I was working on this one right before I took these pictures. Anyhow, this is the Amsterdam Sampler by Kunst & Vliegwerk and it's coming along quite nicely. I have the entire border to complete once the smaller motifs are done but I think that'll be good for these quiet evenings ahead of me.
I have had to tweak a few colors here and there so some of the motifs will show up better on the fabric. All of them are so pretty I want to make sure they will be seen clearly!
Here is Miss Eden - my enthusiasm for her is still the same but my distracted nature lately has kept me from sticking to just one of these... obviously.
I've been busy in the sewing room, which obviously takes away from any stitching I can do (!) but I just love this pattern from oliver + s. My sister-in-law must have had the same brain-wave as me when she saw this as she made one for my daughter for her birthday using adorable fabric that I also had my eye on. Having that dress on hand was a great bit of tuition as I was able to look at how my SIL did the seams and what the finished product was supposed to look like and I'm sure saved quite a bit of hair-pulling. I bought quite a few pieces of Christmas fabric so I could make dresses for my nieces to have this season. Oh, and one for Caro as well.
The house is coming along as well. The dining room is almost finished - I just need to paint the new closet doors white before I can call that room (for the most part) complete. My in-laws visited before the man headed out and they really helped with some of our smaller projects. We had no coat closet in the house and the previous owners had built a sort of ramshackle box out in the garage so we decided to take an area that was a built-in desk area and turn it into a closet. Every house needs more storage, right?
That's a bit of a long wrap-up for all that's going on around here. I hope everyone is having a good holiday season so far!
Until next time...