I found the Anthropologie inspired duvet cover tutorial. It's illustrated in two parts at Kojodesigns just in case some of you might start obsessing over this beauty like yours truly. My great big THANK YOU goes out to them for sharing the how-to's.
Belated Happy Holiday greetings to all my blog friends! I left home so quickly to visit my children for Christmas that blogging time was non-existent. I did peep in on everybody while I was away though.
I FINALLY got to visit Mary Jo's Cloth World in North Carolina, and it was actually just that - a real CLOTH WORLD! I have to use my favorite descriptive word - WOW!, and prices are fantastic. With Ponte Roma knit's regularly priced at $6.95 it wasn't hard to haul a few pieces back home with me. Woolens and wool blends were beautiful and also very reasonably priced, but the thing that held my attention most was the notions wall. Things that I have only read or heard about can be found there (like the Fast Turn Tube Turner set, a serger pad with trim catcher bag, and permanent zipper and top stitching guides), and all at a 20% discount. (You do know that I'm a notions/sewing gadget fanatic!) The sales staff was super nice and helpful. I even got to meet and talk with the real Mary Jo now in her 80's who ,as the story goes, started the store in the back of her father's barber shop when she was a teenager. I find her story so amazing, and even more so because she still works there every day! What was intended to be a one hour trip turned into two, but was well worth driving 30 miles off my travel path for. I do hope that I get to visit that store again, but if not I do plan on using their handy website to place some future orders.
Last but certainly not least, before Christmas I won Angie's (Quality Time) I Heart U give-away! The package was waiting on my porch when I returned from my trip this evening. My package included this marvelous book complete with patterns.
Thank you Angie, you made my day!!!
...i 've been wanting to make a few turtleneck knit tops to fill a wardrobe gap. I made the first one (here) using oop Kwik Sew 1287...
...last night while sitting under the hair dryer conditioning my hair (I would have much rather been sewing ya'll) I entertained myself ...