the cold has persuaded me to get down to business and utilize my new sewing machine. my sweet husband got me one for my birthday! i've sewed two pillows, but the one i did this afternoon has a pattern and turned out well (if i may say so). when i'm completely done with the first--it needs a particular embellishment that i'm pretty excited about--i'll share that as well. it occurred to me once i was done that i should've been scared of a pattern; it's good that i wasn't. i'm famous for not doing things because i'm too afraid to start them. i've finally
|the front--it reminds me of my favorite zinnias|
i found this fabric at wal*mart, of all places. nothing there has ever really caught my eye and made me so happy, so i was pretty stoked when i saw it. i've been looking for a particular color scheme, but no specific pattern that i could put my finger on, so when i saw it as i was walking by and got that "oooooooh--look!" feeling, i knew i had to go for it. it will be fabulous in our den, with its pattern that matches just enough. i'm pretty pleased with it. on to more!