What does every sewist want for her birthday? Sewing stuff! And, oh boy, I got lucky.
Look at this haul, courtesy of my wonderful MIL! She got me a gift certificate to GorgeousFabrics.com, and that plus a timely sale led to a a huge box of midweight jersey, ponte knit, and doubleknit fabrics arriving at my house today!!
But that's not all, oh no, that's not all.
My super sweet husband gave me four yards of this beautiful wool basketweave so that I can make myself a new winter coat for next winter. I think I'll be using this pattern, as I like the rounded collar, the slim fit, and the band about the waist. I want to put some trim on it. I'm thinking dark brown leather binding or piping. What do you think??
I can hop up and down on the ball!
But that is not all!
That is not all . . .
My lovely in-laws didn't stop with fabric, they also gave me this book, off my wish list:
I felt so "ah, shucks" receiving these gifts from family - they really recognize how important sewing is to me. Do you all get giddy when a box of fabric or patterns arrive? Why is it? For me, I think it's the anticipation of creating, and all those lovely hours of scheming about what I'll create.
I've got one more sewing gift to reveal from my birthday, and it's a biggie, but you'll have to wait until next week. In the meantime, I've got some actual sewn garments to write about before then. Stand by!