I find that when I sew up a storm, I neglect housework. Consequently, I spent the day catching up on cleaning, grocery shopping, etc. To reward myself for all my hard work, I stopped by a few fabric stores.
Joann’s had nothing I particularly wanted – I’ve made a shopping list for their sale on Friday (all notions and a few Vogue patterns). I did leave with several yards of pattern ease. I’ve been doing so much tracing patterns off, I’m reduced to scraps. I also visited a local quilt shop. She had in some Amy Butler fabrics, but since I’ve seen her new fabric designs, I’m not quite as fond of some of her current ones. No patterns either, drat.
I’m putting some serious thought into purchasing a 5 lb. bag of swimwear ‘remnants’. I figure 1/4 to 1 yard cuts should be plenty enough to make suits for Taylor and I this summer. Has anyone done this before and how did it work for you?
I still haven’t purchased any Jelly Yarn. I’ve done a bit more research into it and it seems like most people have had pretty good success knitting it. A lot of people have eliminated using the Armor All to grease the needles and have used Pam spray instead. I like that idea better. I also found a set of instructions to make a Jelly Yarn purse!