It’s been a pretty crazy few months here in the Packard-Raine abode what with our car dying, my phone getting eaten by the dogs, our house in Portland flooding, and my husband needing a crown. None of these things are particularly bad (well, the car is pretty bad though still okay) but together they’ve sapped a lot of my motivation for extracurricular activities. It’s really difficult to not just spend my time worrying about how much the home repair stuff is going to cost, or watch the money I’ve saved for a new car disappear. Suffice to say, sewing has been the one thing I’ve let slip in my schedule (though maybe not the only thing…).
Finally things have settled down enough that I feel I can spend hours devoted to one project (or start many projects all at once). And one of these projects is to join I’m a Ginger Monkey’s Swoonalong and make Camille Roskelly’s Swoon quilt (it’s even a download!). I absolutely love making these blocks, and there’s something satisfying about a block this big. Every time you finish one you feel like you’ve accomplished a real task. My swoon quilt is made with Cloud 9′s Miscellany and Kona Black, and I can’t wait to finish it and put it on my bed. You should join me in the swoonalong and check out everybody’s blocks on flickr!
In shop news, Lizzy House’s 1001 Peeps is now on sale for 50% off through 1/31. We need to make room for her new collection coming soon!