Good morning. How did the week go for you? I hope good. The weather has been nice all week, but it looks like it's going to be a warm weekend around here. FYI I'm going to try and not complain about the heat too much, but I make no guarantees. You've been warned.
So hey that's my mushroom and frog from Monticello Antiques up in Portland. Last time Elizabeth and I went to Portland we went and it was FANTASTIC. So the whole time I'd been telling Holly about it I'd been hoping it would still be good. AND IT WAS. I would hang out there all the time if I lived close, it's crammed with treasures. Do you watch Grimm? The ladies behind the counter were saying that a lot of the set props are purchased there and all the people are so nice! I love that show, and now I feel like a real insider. (not to mention being 2 degrees from all those people on set!)
Anyway, I had to show you I'm almost done with my tea cozy. You probably though it was going to be like a lot of PKM projects, started and then that's the last you see of it. It was so easy to make, seriously, you have to give it a try if you're into Union Jacks and tea cozies. Or even just Union Jacks. Honestly, I'm lame at paper piecing and even I could do it. Here's the link, so think about it. I don't know what it is about stuff from England but I just can't get enough of it. Is that the lure, the fact it's unavailable? Or it's so expensive to ship? Or worse, it's like that online site Dot Com Gift Shop. So far they don't even ship to the US, SO I'M WARNING YOU DON' T GO LOOK IF YOU ARE GOING TO OBSESS ABOUT CUTE STUFF YOU CAN'T HAVE. More warnings. Honestly I don't get it. Someone here could be making a fortune with adorable stuff without hardly even trying.
I have to be probably the second to last person on the planet to try these Clover Wonder Clips. Normally I don't pin bindings at all, just fold over and hold them by hand. That's just the way I learned. But the last time I made one of my bags with buckram I was wishing I had something besides pins. I saw them at our new Joanns and I had a coupon so I figured what the heck. And they're red, so who doesn't love that? Anyway, they look cute and now I own them. I can't wait to try them on a bag. I think that's where I am going to love them.
Ok, that's enough of my ramblings for today right? It all starts to sound like crazy-talk if I go on too long! Hope you have a super fantastic weekend. xo