Links for the Weekend

I had good intentions in posting Linky Thursday yesterday, but I was indisposed all morning – as I finally had my colonoscopy appointment. Since my dad passed away from colorectal cancer, I am considered high risk (2-3 times more likely) and have to have testing early (and more frequently) – and this was my first test. Thankfully, everything came back clear and now that my anxieties (both for the procedure and results) are over, I feel as if I’m ready to tackle all the stuff I wasn’t able to do for the past few weeks (I’m not kidding when I said I was anxious!)… starting with this week’s Linky Thursday! But before I forge ahead, if you’ve been putting off getting tested, don’t wait – colon cancer in the second leading cause of deaths in the US and is very treatable in the early stages. It may not be the most pleasant experience to prepare for, but the nap at the end is really nice.

If you missed my post earlier in the week, I have a new tutorial up at WeAllSew – The Easy Strip Mug Rug and Cozy set. It’s a great scrapbusting project (or use Jelly Rolls like I did) that’s perfect for gift giving.

For us, fall soccer means bundling up under blankets during games and I’m in desperate need of some new ones. I usually rely on the tied blankets, but I love this braided edge version.

Christmas is right around the corner and this beautiful applique Joy pillow would make a great decoration or a sweet holiday gift.

Looking for a quick costume (or have a kid that feels like they’re too old for a costume, but sort of wants to dress up anyway)? How about this lobster hoodie?

Sew yourself up a pair of wide-leg palazzo pants to lengthen your frame.

Little pouches are one of my favorite things to sew and always make great gifts. This half moon version uses clear vinyl so you can always see what’s inside.

Stocking up firewood for the winter? This cute firewood carrier looks quick to make and helps tote all those bundles.

Infinity scarves are always a great wardrobe staple, but it gets even cozier and more fashionable in faux fur.