pins & needles, & seam binding – horreurs!


Yesterday it was rainy and the ironing board still not together.  Went to the fabric store instead, for basics like binding & piping, needles & pins. Mind you, that’s just after writing me talented friend Josée that I don’t much like binding.  (Maybe using some will warm the affections, huh?) The store’s fabric was uninspiring, which is not a bad thing, considering The Stash Here.

Got caught in a bit of rain coming home, and saw that caftan when I came in the door .  Not very wrinkley, so ready enough for lounging, and I was in the mood. The hem drags drapes a bit on the floor. Guess I’ll eventually lop some off. Probably. Possibly. We’ll see. It’s always nice to have a bit extra to cover toes.


Bought a magazine instead of fabric: stitch, creating with fabric & threads. As it was labeled, “get organised this summer with 8 fun projects” and had 34 more “sizzling summer projects” I thought it might give me some ideas. It also included a double-sided sheet of patterns for some of the projects, and the web site has more. Now if only it would give me the impetus to do them.

At $14.99 USD I thought it expensive, but it seemed worth it for all the project ideas & templates. If any of you Dear Readers see a copy or already know the magazine, I’d love to know your opinion.

Hopefully, will have a nice surprise on Saturday.  Mmm… you’ll never guess!

2 thoughts on “pins & needles, & seam binding – horreurs!”

  1. Thank you! Absolutely will post any & all comments.
    Expecting high temp tomorrow… guess who’s been digging into her stash tonight, looking for summery fabrics?


  2. I’m still eaiting for the warm up to come over here… Even bought some bias tape makers while i was in the usa! Ask me how many times i’ve used them…. Not showing any fingers here LOL. Like the print of your caftan summery and xmasy at the same time 🙂 hope you will post your feedbacks dor that magazine 😛


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