Ok, it was a little touch-and-go there, but I've finally found a sitter and am headed across town tomorrow morning to see Anna Maria work her magic for Martha! Whoo-hoo! Have you seen Anna's new website? And look who else will be there with us! I can't wait.
I met the folks at Clover while in Houston; they have fantastic sewing tools, don't they? Mom gave me some of their yo-yo makers a while ago and I'm obsessed. Good TV-watching activity, not that I've had any time for it lately.
But here's what I'm really excited about: smocking kits! No need for a pleater; you rub the little stickers onto your fabric and follow the guides to create rows of precisely stitched pleats. Several different sets are available so you can mix various patterns to create your own combinations. And you know I've been obsessed with smocking for a while now; these kits make it easy to try smocking without taking on a huge project. You could add a little smocking to almost anything. And of course my mind is whirling about the possibilities. Christmas stockings, anyone? Little napkin rings?
Yeah. I've still got a half-finished quilt from last Christmas that's languishing around here someplace. But I bet I could finish four napkin rings in time for next Thursday if I stopped sleeping for the next few days.