Yep, Its my birthday! Exactly 39 years ago I made my entrance to the world. Butt first, too. Does that make me a rebel or just back assward? I'm excited to be 39. I've got 3 great kids, a great marriage to a wonderful man, and I'm healthy. What else could a girl want? A few million bucks perhaps, but hey, it ain't over yet. It could happen. ;) For my birthday I registered for 3 classes at the Sewing and Quilt Expo, but all three of my classes were already filled. DARN! I had registered for 2 serging classes and one class called "Coverstitch 101". I want a coverstitch machine and that class would have been very useful. No worries. I'm going to the expo anyway and I'll just have to interrogate the Babylock and Viking salespeople and make them show me what their machines can do and how they work. Ok, maybe "interrogate" is a bit harsh, but they're going to have to work for this sale. I hope they know their stuff.
I also got myself a subscription to Ottobre
I love this magazine. So many cute kid's clothes to sew! I only wish I had more time. If I didn't have to sleep I could get more done. Sleep is kinda important though. ;) I'm kind of nervous about sewing these patterns because the instructions are literally half a paragraph long. I'm used to a little more info on how to put the garment together. Of course, I barely have time to finish the quilts I'm making, so I don't know when I'll have time to sew clothing. Patience, patience...I have to keep reminding myself that there's a time for everything in its season (or something like that). And right now its the season for raising kids.
That said, stay tuned for the Mariposa Quilt Block tutorial. I know I said I'd have it up last week...I'm late! Oh, and Carissa, Mariposa is spanish for "butterfly" !!