Sunday Stash #188 – Hodge Podge
It’s amazing what even one week off will do to you. Come Tuesday of this past week I was having all sorts of Sunday Stash withdrawals and regrets! It’s so habitual now that I had a huge case of the guilts for not posting last week. Thank you to those who sent in a search and rescue mission for me. I promise not to let you down again! As I mentioned in my Ten Things on Thursday post, there’s been a lot of new additions to the studio. Trying to stay organised has been the hardest part!
My Tula Pink’s City Sampler: 100 Modern Quilt Blocks book arrived from Book Depository. It was the first time I’ve used them, and it was ah-mazing. Half price, and it arrived in less than a week. Shut up! I also took my friend Angie’s advice and had it spiral bound. Probably the best $8 spent in a long time (if you don’t count vodka tonic number three at after work drinks last week). But seriously y’all, this book and project is the bane of my existence right now. I was all prepared to crank out a rainbow-tastic series of blocks, and as soon as I started to do so, I got stage fright? What?! I’m usually not a commitment-phobe, but I’m finding it really challenging to just get started.
Here’s the Hobb’s batting I mentioned as well. I’ve heard of some people combining the wool and cotton together to get a bit of extra loft and warmth. For being king-size, the packages seem really, really small. I’m hoping that it fluffs up a bit when I take it out. Otherwise, this could be like the thinnest batting I’ve used, which is pretty much the opposite of what I was hoping for. However, it was on sale at Connecting Threads, and (hello, free shipping to Australia) you never know until you try, right? My current experience is mainly with The Warm Company’s Warm and Natural, or Matilda’s Own, both in cotton and/or bleached varieties. I’ve found both of them perfectly fine, but fine will only get you so far!
My last little odd and end this week, is a pair of my very own tweezers. Finally! You have no idea how long I have been meaning to get some of these. The ones in our bathroom were serving double duty, and while they were washed regularly, it was still kinda eeewww. Plus, that little hook nose on this set has already proved more useful than a nose hair! Ouch! I bet all of you are like, but, but, where’s the fabric? I’m currently building a castle with it! Make sure you drop in next week to see the first bit of it!