Random Bits

If you read my post the other day, you’ll know that I had a package “wander off” from the postman. Thankfully, there was delivery confirmation on the box, so when we inquired about it’s location – they were able to “launch an investigation” as to it’s whereabouts. And wouldn’t you know it, they delivered it the very next day… I wonder how long they would have kept it if no one had said anything?
I’m having a hard time moving on the Sleeveless Hoodie – I think I’m not as excited about this project as what I thought I would be – I’m debating on whether I should just push through it or shelve it until the fall.
Do you ever watch Hoarders? I kind of equate it to watching a train wreck – you really don’t want to see it, but you want to know what’s going to happen…… Every now and then I’ll catch it and every time it makes me want to purge my house. Consequently, during the month of May, I’m making a vow to clean out my closet and sew from my stash. Anyone with me?
I was giddy when I stumbled across the new Stitch magazine while at Hobby Lobby the other day. I was a bit reluctant to buy it since I’m generally not a person who’s into ‘ruffles, trims, lace & more’, but since I had a coupon, I went ahead and snagged it. And I’m so glad I did – I loved some of the projects inside – especially the ones for the kitchen. My only disappointment is that the Oliver + S pattern is for girls…..
The new Kwik Sew patterns are out – I’m intrigued by their asymmetrical tops and maybe this swimsuit pattern (it reminds this DKNY ruched swimsuit, but a bit more retro in it’s style; personally, I could do without the flounce)

7 thoughts on “Random Bits

  1. Sheri D. Maple

    I purchased Stitch Magazine the other day, and became a fan from the first issue. I didn’t buy the last issue, but I like the projects in the magazine particularly the potholders. I also brought the book “How to Use, Adapt, and Design Sewing Patterns”. Thanks for the information.

  2. vanessa

    That’s funny, i JUST bought a swimsuit like View B the other day. It was $100, which is way more than I would normally spend, but it was very flattering. I also got that issue of stitch. Lots of really cute projects this time.

  3. Julia

    I can’t watch much of Hoarders — it’s worse than a horror movie! And every time I see a snippet, I have to go clean something. Last weekend, it was the fridge…

  4. Erika Sews-it-all

    Oh – so glad you got your package!
    Yes, we watch Hoarders over the web on Wednesdays, and I straighten, clean, and purge on Thursday and Friday! I get rid of at least a few things we don’t use each week that way. Phew!

  5. Kirsten D

    just picked up Stich the other day. There are some great patterns. I was happy to read that oliver + S are planning on coming out with bigger sizes for boys.

  6. bernadette

    I am definitely with on the May clean-up. (Plus, we have house-guests coming in early June.) I have not seen Hoarders, but today I read a review of a new book about hoarding -scary. I’m not that bad but let’s just say that I see possibilities in every scrap of paper, every string of fiber, and every piece of fabric.

  7. Karen Marble

    Hoarders always makes want to throw out stuff and clean! I’m so glad I don’t have that affliction… wow.
    I’m with you on the sew from the stash! And I love those tops! I might have to get that pattern since I have some fabric that would be great for it!

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