I hit the ground running today with a long list of things to do and somehow managed to finish them all except one little sewing project I need to get back to. It will have to wait until this evening when it cools down though, as the house is too warm to switch on the iron. I left the windows open too long before closing out the afternoon heat so I'm paying for it now. Just about melting. So since it's Thursday, and since I don't have anything crafty to show, welcome to this lovely corner of my home. Always so nice and cool because it's at the back of the house where the shade trees are, and there's a ceiling fan that kicks up a nice breeze. It's one of my favorite places to sit with me feet up and flip through magazines, especially of the Japanese variety; like Quilter's Studio (ISBN4-579-11039-0) one of the new ones I ordered from Amazon Japan that just arrived. That's it laying there on the table. Buying these craft books online (mostly sight unseen) is always a bit of a gamble, but I'm really happy with this one. It's full of wonderful things for, naturally, the quilter's studio.
And then some.
This red and white applique linen bag took my breath away as soon as I saw it. LOVE that rickrack edge along the top! I guess you could call it a quilter's tote. These colors always appeal to me and red and white polka dots especially sing to my heart. There are about a dozen different designs for patchwork bags in this book and each one is amazing. Here are a few other projects that looked fun:
Another project from the book; a sewing machine cover cloth. My sewing machine should be so lucky!
What more could you ask for?