Even though you probably didn’t notice – I took a little break over the holidays. In part, because it recent years I’ve put off my Christmas shopping until closer (read: dangerously close) to Christmas, so I had lots of shopping to do! But also because I think the holidays are a time to regroup, reset and lay out a plan for the New Year. Which I did…okay…am still doing, but it’s fine – I’m FINE!
My point is that in taking a little break over the holidays – my catchup schedule has been more than a little insane! That means especially, that until late last week (yes the beginning of FEBRUARY) – I have sewn a just a little, but have effectively completed a big fat NOTHING in terms of finished projects since before Christmas.
Well, that changed over the weekend (and YEP – there’s a bunny trail blurb coming…you know it’s coming…just go with it, friends…it’ll just take me a sec, I promise)
Have you met my friend, Robin Pickens? If not, you’ve difinitely seen her gorgeous collections around our shop:
from which I made this:
As the above exemplifies, we love Robin’s designs! But aside from that, Robin is a friend that Sophie and I make a point to visit every time we attend Quilt Market.
Well, recently Robin tossed out the most awesome little gift to me (without knowing she was gifting me, specifically, anything): This lovely little XOXO Heart Quilt Pattern
Something JOYFUL to sew, I said!
As you might guess, for my project, I dipped into our Bit by Bit Stashbuilder bins to find a scrappy mix of reds, pinks and purples.
…and I started cutting…and laying out…and assembling…
…and pretty soon, my little LOVE project was on the Long Arm frame, getting the sweetest little heart design pattern I just discovered…
…and then I needed the perfect binding in just the right shade of blushing peonies red…
I’m back on the sewing wagon, have some pretty new LOVE decor, and Sophie is really tickled to be all matchy-matchy in her favorite red dress.
Happy LOOOVE week, friends. Make it a good one.