A New Monster is Created

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First things first, I got my FMQ sample quilt pressed and trimmed and I got a picture of it first thing this morning.  I can’t wait to get it sandwiched and start the quilting.  I think I’ll do a few more practice pieces though just to be on the safe side.

I joined the Monthly Make challenge at The Felt Fairy.  I got this months make done today.

I have wanted to crochet this Frilly Dress for months and this was my motivation to do it.  I rewrote the pattern a little to add in the white around the bottom for a lace look.  I made it in the newborn size and it’s just so cute and little and fluffy!

Here’s a picture of it with the skirt all spread out.

Now for the monster story.  I have a friend who does a lot of wool applique (and I hope you are reading this Leanne) and I asked her to help me with a wool project for my next monthly make.  I’ve always wanted to try working with wool.  We went shopping last Saturday and she let me look through some of her patterns and pick one out so we could start getting the wool for it.  My dear friend taught me how to go to thrift stored in search of old wool clothing.  I came home that day with some pieces of wool from the quilt store but also with a lovely tan wool skirt and a red wool blazer.  Now here’s where the monster comes in.  Today my husband and I were in town and he asked if there was anywhere I wanted to go.  I asked if we could go to the thrift store.  I promise that I was just going in to look.  I wasn’t going to get anything.

Well about 45 minutes later we left with two old wool jackets and that was really good for how much I actually found.  Just look at the beautiful patterns of them though how could I resist?  They were crying out to me to recycle them and make something lovely.  I’m already wanting to go back and find more.  That my friends is the story of how harmless little fabriholic Jennifer became an all out wool monster.

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2 responses »

  1. Oh, don’t feel bad….I’m a wool monster too! It’s not so bad, really. But everywhere I go I ask if there’s a resale shop or thrift store in town, lol.

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