Weekend Reading ~ Sewing Edition

Every time we move one of the first things I do with my boys is find the local library.  We sign-up for our cards and take a tour. If we have time, we’ll often find another library nearby and walk around there too. So last week we headed back and checked out a few books.  The boys checked out a MAD magazine compilation book, a few Weird School books and the oddest book about a chicken nugget boy who was being chased by a meatloaf man.   I managed to pick up a few books and have been enjoying them.

This weekend I will try to read the books I checked out and re-read a few others.

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The Art of Blackwork Embroidery by Rosemary Drysdale and The Practical Guide to Patchwork by Elizabeth Hartman are first up. I have a feeling I will be sketching or scanning a few items in these books! Neat stuff.  The Leatherworking Handbook by Valerie Michael is a go-to book for me while I learn to sew with real leather.  Clear-cut with easy explanations and detailed pictures and patterns. I have learned a lot from this book. The last book I want to go through again is a yummy book by  Atsuko Matsuyama . I think it’s roughly translated to *Happiness spell color pattern*. Someone correct me if I’m wrong!

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Also in my weekend reading are the wonderful fabric pattern names and creators you see above!! I’m in an audition phase in fabric right now – trying to find combinations and colors I want to mix with my new leather and linen bags.  In this pile of fat eights (Thank you Beth & Stash Fabrics!!) is a lot of Art Gallery. Leah Duncan, Bari J.(LillyBelle!!), Jeni Baker, Bonnie Christine, etc.  Can’t wait to play with these!

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My Tula Pink stash grew a little bit yesterday as well.  I have been trying to collect a little bit of each collection, in hopes of starting a very unique quilt sometime soon. So far I have a lot of Saltwater scraps, Birds & Bees, Foxfield and a wee bit of Moonshine. I’m on the hunt now for small pieces of Prince Charming, Acacia, and any older collections.  I really wish they would bring back many of her older prints! They’d be a hit don’t you think?

Well, I’m off to drive oldest to band rehearsal. He’s marching in his first parade in a few weeks and will learn how to march and play today. Should be interesting……

Thanks for reading and enjoy your weekend! Cindy

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