Well I recently returned from a short trip to Texas with my daughter and promised to give a little glimpse of our fun. I am so fortunate to have a good friend I’ve kept up with for 24 years! This friend, Glenda has a daughter who is best friends with my youngest daughter. They met when they were three! We haven’t lived in the same town for many, many years ~~ however our friendships have remained strong. We try to get together as a foursome whenever possible.
Glenda and Emily live in the “hill country” area of Texas. There are so many quaint towns just full of charm. We enjoyed a couple of days of antiquing, having lunch in old, restored buildings that have turned into pure fun, gift shops and just doing what girls love to do. One day we all four lined up and had pedicures at the same time. Glenda’s husband is a chef and he would have yummy home cooked meals waiting for us when we returned!
When I was a young, newly married woman I loved to sew. Fabric and yarn really inspired me. Often times I would wake up in the night and finish a project being so full of enthusiasm. Once my silk floral business took off I didn’t allow myself time for sewing any longer. I did make a pieced quilt for my first grandson, but he is now six. I’m afraid my machine is going to need servicing, but I am so excited to create with fabric once again.
Glenda is expecting her third grandchild this summer and she is now sewing once again. She is making bibs, burp clothes and blankets made out of a soft cloth called “minkie”. http://minkydelight.com/ Have you heard of it? She took me into a fabric store that was so much fun! They had a lot of vintage fabrics which my daughter just loved. I purchased several “fat quarters” for pillow making and some minkie for pillowcases for my grandsons.
Won’t these fabrics be so classy and fun with my daughter’s vintage chairs? She has two of these chairs and is excited to pair these with her new ginger colored couch.
The fabric at the top of this post with the birds is one that my daughter and I fell in love with. We are either going to put it in a big old frame and use as a picture or wrap it around foam core. We are going to do a few of these pictured below with other fabrics. Cute and inexpensive way to introduce more color into my daughter’s new apt.
This is the House Cat at the fabric store.
She was trying so hard to have her morning bath while I was trying to get her to pose for this picture!
There’s just something about going out of town that revives the soul in so many ways. I’m anxious to find a new spot for my sewing machine that has just been sitting in the way for years. Glenda purchased a new Janome recently. I’ll really have to get inspired before purchasing a new machine!
Do you sew? I’d love to hear about your projects!