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The Last of Summer

It’s nearly October, but today was the first day that truly felt like summer is over. The high was a mild 75 degrees – almost chilly after weeks of 100 plus temps from July through August. I made some guacamole to go with dinner and thought about how I probably won’t be buying avocados at the store every week for much longer.

[vintage Poole Pottery serving dish, circa 1950]

I can’t wait until it’s cool enough to put on my Frye riding boots and a sweater. [I’ll wear pants, too.] It seems like a perfect time to sign up for some fall knitting classes. I will master circular needles this fall. I will, I will!

I’m in the middle of quilting an enormous linen quilt that has cost me half a dozen needles. Does everyone else break needles when doing free motion? I find that when I get tired, I start breaking needles. It doesn’t help that I’m quilting a rather nubby linen. This must be the reason that quilter’s linen was invented. Note to self…

This weekend, I will be in Oak Cliff [Bishop Arts District] hawking my fabric wares at the Urban Street Bazaar, which is hands down the best indie flea market/craft show in Dallas/Ft. Worth. Stop by and say hello!

And next week…I start teaching classes at Make Shop & Studio. The first class on the schedule is for a mini class where you will learn quilting 101. It’s a great intro to modern quilting for beginners or seasoned sewers [details here]. More classes will be added in November [beginner and more advanced]. Yay!

P.S. I almost forgot to share this sneak peek! Something new for the bazaar…

sneak peek


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