Friday, April 23, 2010

The Dress... Maybe & This and That

I have been on a search for a dress to wear to my sons' wedding.
Since it's a "retro" theme that narrows the choices of place to shop! I am not going to find something like that at J Jill. Which is my first shopping pick.
But today, I ran across Kay's new post at Sew Serendipity. It's from her new Spring pattern line that will be showing at Spring Market in a few weeks. I'm thinking that this could work for me! Now, I am not any kind of a garment sewer. I would be classified as remedial. But I do have a collection of Serendipity patterns... she has such a fun style! I really love the waist and the cut of the dress. I think it would be so cute, don't you?
Of course I would like mine to come with a "slimmer silhouette" and a tan please!

I think I have a date with this book this weekend! It's in my hands... I have a project cut out... now all I need is some sewing time!
Another little thing I ran across was this soon to be released publication, Fat Quarterly. You can see more about it at the blog of Julie: Jaybird Quilts . She has been interviewed in it and it's published by her entourage of blogging buddies!

And how is this for fun! Just as I was packaging up Denise's prize from my giveaway, I got an email from Heather at Quilting' Like Crazy. It seems that I won this wonderful purse from her giveaway drawing! I love the colors... and I know Camille would be so jealous! I can't wait to get it! It will be great for Summer.

There is another giveaway in bloggland this weekend... this really cute creation by Dawn at Linen Closet Quilts.
This is her new pattern. French Wrens. This applique looks like it would be doable for me.
So that's two week spots... clothing and applique. Well, two of several!LOL!
Have a great weekend!


Cyndi said...

Ooooo, congratulations on winning the purse - it's so cute! And I love that dress! I think it's a winner.



Allyson said...

Very cute dress, for sure. What fabric do you have in mind for it?

Anonymous said...

love the bag you've won. i think that dress is super lovely and perfect for a wedding :)

an encourager said...

OOOOOOHHHH,... such fun ideas, great books, and darling dress, and ...hmmmm..... should I allow myself to jump into a whole other realm, like Alice, and escape to a wonderland of sewing today, leaving the reality of work far behind?? soooo tempting!

J.Rae said...

I love the purse and I love love love the fabric in that dress...sooooo cute! I also like the design. I want one!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Stina that dress would be stunning. Go for it!

ohiostar5 said...

I just received my copy of Schnibbles times Two----I just love it. I really enjoy Carries style of writing. For serveral years I have complained that there was nothing new in the quilting world--------now we have Schnibbles. Hurray. BettyLou

Regena@QuiltnQuiltthings said...

just wanted to let you know my schnibs #8 is done and posted
Hope you have a great day.

PunkiePie said...

You have a lot going on and I'm just catching up! Love that dress. I think it would be perfect for the wedding. I can't wait to see those wedding pictures! Retro theme is awesome!

jaybird said...

very pretty dress!! i say go for it!