Monday, January 11, 2010

The weekend, briefly

The freakishly nice weather continues on here. 70 and sunny all weekend, so I threw the windows and doors open and enjoyed it.

A few different sewing projects. One for the home ...

pinned!
{pinned}

And some for other people ...

ruffle pile
{ruffle piles}

A trip to the fabric store yielded some fun silk twill. I don't know what I'll do with it yet, but it was on an amazing sale ($5 a yard instead of $20!) and it drapes like you wouldn't believe.

new fabrics
{new fabrics}

I spent some time admiring my favorite tea cups.

tea cups, stacked
{tea cups, stacked}

And eagerly tracked the progress of my little mandarin-quat tree. I can hardly wait for them to ripen.

mandarin quat
{mandarin-quat}

27 comments:

  1. Rachel,
    I was given a sewing machine for Christmas (yeah!). Could you give me a list of other supplies you use for sewing projects?
    I love to read your blog!

    Thanks,
    Lindsey
    http://lindsloves.blogspot.com/

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  2. Lovely weather & projects...looks like the makings for a perfect weekend!

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  3. 70 degress... oh im jealous! we had the coldest weather ever here in ny!

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  4. that picture of all of the ruffles together almost looks like you could eat them right up! so pretty.

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  5. oh that fabric is fantastic!!!!!

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  6. The ruffles are swoon worthy!

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  7. seventy and sunny?! sounds dreamy. and you have stuff blooming at your house?! mmm. please enjoy it on behalf of this shivering minnesota girl.

    ps. what exactly are mandarin-quats like?

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  8. love, love your tea cups. such a lovely photo of them!

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  9. love those ruffles! And that fabric looks like it would make a fabulous sheath! or skirt. or uber fancy apron. and a billion other projects -- can't wait to see what you come up with!

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  10. oh, i love the tea cups and ruffles. so pretty! and the mandarin-quats sound delicious.

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  11. Oh that fabric looks wonderful! And I love your tea cups too.

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  12. lucky find on the fabric! jealous of it and your warm weather!

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  13. Mandarin-quat! Love it.

    Also love your tea set.

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  14. sweet ruffles and tree...some of the things that make life so very wonderful. things that please and things that grow.

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  15. Gah! That fabric is BEAUTIFUL. What fabric store do you go to?? I'm in SoCal too and all I know about is JoAnns and M&L. JoAnns wouldn't have anything that sassy, and M&Ls is such an undertaking to go through their 80 million bolts!

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  16. I am horribly envious of that silk twill you found! An incredible print, great textile and only $5/yard. Hold me back!

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  17. eeek! just seeing your projects & pieces makes me excited to jump into projects with MY new sewing machine!! i emailed you last week about getting one for my birthday and...I GOT ONE!! just thinking about being able to use it makes me smile...on a monday...at WORK! so this curious girl wants to know what you have cookin in those projects. are you going to show us the completed works?? :o)

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  18. wow! 70 degrees??!!!! wish i was there with you! love the ruffles ;o)

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  19. Can't wait to see what happens to that pile of ruffles, it's perfectly dreamy.

    Can't imagine 70 degree weather. It dropped to -15 here the other day.

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  20. Love your new fabrics! Oh, your weekends are always inspiring and beautiful. And your weeks too!

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  21. SoCal folks, I get my best fabric (all my silks) from F&S, which is in Los Angeles.

    Regarding the mandarin-quats - I have no idea what they taste like! I bought the tree late last year, so this will be my first harvest. I'm so eager to find out. They are a hybrid of a kumquat and a mandarin.

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  22. Your lovely little tea cups look like they'd go with my china quite nicely. :) Always such a fun and inspiring experience here.

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  23. I love that fabric, what an awesome find.

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  24. um. where in LA did you find that silk twill on sale? must...go..now.....

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  25. I love that square cake stand. So simple. So pretty!!

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