Friday, June 24, 2011


It has been kind of a slow week crafting-wise. My stitching efforts have been focused on my Once 'Round the Country commitment and getting that done in time for the July 1st send-off. I'd show you my progress, but (frankly) it's not very exciting looking at this point. It's going to be a close call, but I'm hopeful that I'll get it done on time.

I'm also hopeful that I'll somehow be able to squeeze in another project: the Teardrop Bag for this month's Style Stitches challenge. I've only gotten so far as picking fabrics, but for me that's nearly half the battle!

Teardrop Bag fabric picks
This project is my personal favorite in the book, so I'm really excited about working on it.

Also going on right now is the 2011 Western Washington Shop Hop. This year, instead of attempting a family shop hop adventure with my 14-month-old and 4-year-old sons, I opted for taking a bus tour with 40 other quilt-obsessed ladies. We hopped on the bus bright and early on Wednesday morning and visited 12 shops over the course of the day. I made some new friends, actually got time to browse in every shop, and had a really good time. I even came home with a few goodies:

Western Washington Shop Hop 2011 loot!
I have plans for most of the fabric, but not all. Considering all of the enabling going on, I feel like I stayed fairly strong and curbed the majority of my fabric-acquisition impulses.

And then last night...

my new hairdo
I got a new 'do! It's pretty different for me-- but I'm diggin' the purple. Fun!

Hope y'all have some happy and crafty weekends!


  1. I LOVE your hair! So retro looking and the color is gorgeous on you.

    The shop hop sounds really fun. I bet a day of looking without toddlers along was really fun.

  2. What a fun hair color! You pull it off well!

  3. What a fab colour! Purple definitely suits you!

  4. So crazy! I dyed my hair purple last week, too! Yours looks great. What dye did you use?

  5. LOVE the purple! I wish I could do that, but I don't think my boss would let me come to work with purple hair. :( Glad the shop hop was fun! Looks like you got some fun goodies!

  6. The hair is great!!! I don't know if it is the angle of the shot or what but you look thinner :)

  7. Love the purple!! I have fone everything but green (well green once but it was an accident)What a fun way to say howdy!! hehe

  8. Your new hairdo looks great on you.
    Great finds on your hop.
    Our area is having one in Sept.