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Sunday, August 27, 2006

The catalog was sent to the printer on Friday and I'm officially sick of all things Adobe Creative Suite related.

After much research and comparison shopping, I bought my very own sewing machine on Friday night. I've created a sewing monster...been researching lots of projects and things to make with my new tool. I had my first sewing machine lesson on Saturday morning and now I'm getting used to setting it up and sewing with it. I bought the machine at a sewing machine store inside the coolest fabric store I've ever seen - Haberman Fabrics. Seriously, everyone needs to see this store at least once - even if you're not into sewing or fabric or anything of the sort. You can get a small taste of what the store is like by taking this tour, but if you're able to check it out in person, it is so worth it. Jon even agrees that it is one of the most inspiring places he's ever seen.


I made a "quick trip" to Joanns after picking up the machine on Friday night. In typical Rebekah fashion, I walked into the store to buy a pattern for a purse and walked out with 10 non-purse patterns and the fabric and supplies to make a skirt instead. Oops. In my defense, the store had all of their patterns on sale for a $1 each, as opposed to $14.95 for one pattern. I am almost finished with the skirt and so far it looks like it should fit well...a plus for me, because I'm not so good at sewing clothes.

I found the coolest quilting book ever, The Modern Quilt Workshop, and would like to make some of the quilts featured in the book. The authors have a great store in Oak Park, IL and have created many unique and beautiful quilts.

In the meantime, I discovered a quilt shop in Berkley and picked up a really cute bundle of fabric to make a simpler quilt for now. The quilt shop was amazing, definitely better looking inside than out. Tons of cool colors and interesing designs and thousands of bolts of fabric - kind of like the patterned paper section at a scrapbook store or the card selection at a great stationery store.

And, on a different note, I'll leave you with the funniest picture ever from my weekend.

"Erica with a blow torch" You should all be very afraid!


1 comment

  1. I want to see the skirt!!! That quilt pattern is a good one you can take it in many various forms.
    I love this "new" side :)


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