Sunday, May 5, 2013

Feathered Friends on Fabrics

The flu California plague still has a bit of a hold on me...I was starting to feel better on Friday, but overdid it (trying to catch-up on life) and today I am miserable once again. I did manage to get out on Friday for a delightfully long lunch with my dear friends Mary and Lorrie...and for errands and dinner with my husband....other than that, I have been nursing my flu bug and trying to rest. I have started the finishing process for the New England Stitcher's Retreat class pieces, but it is slow going, as I am not feeling "up to speed".

Friday's lunch with the girls also included a trip to a local quilt shop, where I purchased a pile of fat quarters from a beautiful new fabric collection - "Tweet For Two" by Nancy Rink for Marcus Fabrics. I just love this  entire line and the floral focal fabric with whimsical birds! Last week I received some new AccuQuilt Studio and GO! cutting dies and I have a very fun idea for these special fabrics...

...and speaking of bird fabrics...check out this absolutely gorgeous tote bag a very dear friend made for me...isn't it FABULOUS?! The fabric is "Oh Deer!" by Momo for Moda and I just adore it...and I have been using this tote every single chance I get. I'm not sure about the pattern she used...but I just LOVE all the roomy pockets and the pleated ruffle accents! 

I have also been experimenting with stamps and ink on fabric...isn't this bird stamp adorable?? was a gift from the very same dear friend who made the tote bag for me. I have picked out some unique/fun stamps and have been trying different inks to use on fabric for an upcoming project idea...

I am very anxious to get back to my sewing machine and start working on several new creative finish a few gifts that I have in progress...but for now, I am back to my warm stitching nest - it is bringing me some comfort while I try to shake this awful flu virus...


  1. Cute fabrics and tote bag.
    Hope you get back to normal soon.

  2. Missed you Belinda this weekend! I hope you feel better! Were you ears ringing? The blingbats were all talking and thinking about you! Love you! Cannot wait until October!!!!

  3. I hope you feel better soon. It's been long enough, already! Very sweet fabrics and awesome tote bag from your friend!

  4. Sorry to hear you are still under the weather, but hope you will kick it to the curb soon! Nice looking fabrics, super tote bag, and I can't wait to see what you are up to with stamps and fabrics!