Sew Much Fun

I just had to make one of these sewing machine covers that I saw over at CLuck CLuck SEw

It's been on my "to do" list every since I saw it posted there.

I didn't know what I was going to make with this big batch of new fabrics that I got in this spring. With my blog redo & refresh, I got my inspiration!

I am loving my current Love Affair with this red and blue Rambling Rose Fabric Collection by Dena Designs for FreeSpirit.

Serious & Silly Saturday

Remember the Book The Rainbow Fish?

An inspiring story about the most beautiful fish with shimmering, gorgeous scales. In the beginning of the book, Rainbow Fish was self-centered and had an arrogant personality; whenever any fish asked for one of his many scales, he would always decline and never would share. Throughout the story, Rainbow Fish slowly realizes that being beautiful is not the key to happiness. The lesson learned is that sharing and being a good friend is how you become happy.

{Serious side}
I forgot my friend's birthday

I totally forgot my friend's birthday last week. Granted she was away at an incredible island get-away out of the country and probably didn't miss me. But I goofed.

Most Friday's when our schedules work, we have a sewing date. Yesterday she gave me a nice set of wonderfully scented hand-soap for my birthday. It was sitting so pretty on her sewing table right when I got there. She didn't forget about my birthday.

{Silly side}
A silly set of hand towels for her beach house is what I embroidered for her today. Love that fish with pink lips!

Now the search for some goodies to go with them

After all my shopping and "fishing" for something cute to put it all in, I am going to use one of these great tags that I found on-line from

My eye candy

I have been a fan of allsorts blog for quite a while. When I need some quick eye candy, or some inspiration, I go here. Look at what she just had as a Give Away in Celebration of her Scotty Dog Pattern which you can now make and sell yourself using her Creative Commons License.

Good Day Sunshine!

It starts with a set of kitchen towels.

A set of three towels makes a perfect pillow for the back cushion on my bench.

About every two to three years, I need to redo the pillows in my porch. They get faded, loaded with too much pollen, and I just need a freshen up kinda face lift in there.

For $6.99, at Tuesday Morning no less, I got a set of three huge kitchen towels. My main fabric is in front, the solid yellow is the back. I cut up the stripe towel on the bias into 2 inch strips and used it for my cording. Attached a zipper in the back.

Viola! Instant Sunshine!

No quilting this weekend, just pillow fun.