Oh my word! YOU guys!! I am loving every minute looking through all of the Amy Butler link ups! Seriously, I was having kind of a weird week and seeing all these beautiful projects totally lifted my spirits! I'm telling you, if we could just get everyone in the world to use beautiful fabrics the world would be a better place. :)
I've loved reading all of your sweet sewing memories. Most of them involve spending time with mothers, grandmothers and children. It truly is a noble thing to spend your time doing as it enriches our relationships with each other as we pour our love for the recipient into our work. Not to mention satisfying our need to see the beautiful around us!
So many of you said you finally cut into fabric you had been hoarding. That was the whole point! yay! I'm so glad we got to break out of fear of cutting into those luscious fabrics! Isn't it great to be able to use something every day rather than have it sit all pretty in a dark closet? I wrote a post a while back on the science of fabric love. It explains this fear! The Belle Acanthus I used for my dishmat is one of my favorites and I had a hard time cutting into it. But I'm so glad I did, now I get to look at it every time I'm at the sink. Which is like 5 hours out of my day! Seriously. Does one's kitchen ever stay clean?
Now just as a reminder - you can still enter the giveaways by leaving a comment on Friday's post. So if you haven't go do it NOW!! I'm going to be drawing some prizes with Random.org and I might give some things away to my favorite project and/or comments!
I had a prize offered yesterday too that I'm going to add to the mix. This lovely quilt pattern from Rebecca of Chasing Cottons.
|photo via Chasing Cottons|