Thursday, July 21, 2011

Eleven more sleeps...

until I return to see my grandchildren in California.  My time here in Taos has just flown, and as usually happens, I have not done half the things I wanted to do.  I feel so fortunate, though, to have more things I want to do than time to do them.  I have known people who get bored and I will never understand that.  I don't think there are enough hours in the day!

While I was in town last week, I popped into Taos Adobe Quilting and thought I'd just take a peek at her florals.  I fell in love with the giant hydrangea print and while I have no clues what I will do with it, I knew I needed it (a favorite word when I'm shopping).  Next thing I knew, I had a stack of goodies on the counter that ended up coming home with me.  They're getting packed to go to CA to meet the rest of my stash.

My other acquisitions for last week are some new iron on embroidery patterns.  I love to embroider, but am often at a loss for just what to work on.  I found this great site through a story on Etsy:  Sublime Stitching.   Her trademark:  This ain't your gramma's embroidery.  I had so much fun, I bought three sets of patterns and am looking forward to starting something soon as I return to CA.  Check them out, if you love to embroider, and have some fun while you're at it!

5 comments:

Kim said...

Those fabrics are beautiful. I'll be watching to see what you make with them. I have 9 more sleeps til vacation. Yeahhhh!

Orange Sink said...

Oh what gorgeous prints! It will be fun to make something out of those!
Just taking a peek never works for me either! Although lately I may as well leave the pocket book at home if you know what I mean lol!
Enjoy those 11 more sleeps.... !
Cathy G

Taos Sunflower said...

Kim: 9 more sleeps...yippeee! I'll look forward to reading about it. (Unless, of course, you're going somewhere secret to do something you don't want to tell us about, LOL)

Taos Sunflower said...

Cathy: I know what you mean. I am a miserable failure and looking and not buying. This is why it's best for me to stay home and let the town errands be done by someone else, or stay away from hot zones like book and fabric stores...

Stephanie/Dirty Water DyeWorks said...

What timing! Recently I was remembering how I used to embroider as a young girl. I don't think my daughters have ever embroidered, but maybe they would like to try. I'll have to show them Sublime Stitching. Keep us posted on your embroidery projects.