It's Tuesday, but my sewing/crafting has been pretty limited this week. I made a couple headbands for a little girl I've never met who's father shaved her head. I don't know all the details and it doesn't really matter. I just know that she's wearing lots of hats and headbands for a while and a mutual friend asked me to make her a few.
I also made some "infinity scarves" for our daughter. If you're not familiar with this trend, an infinity scarf is basically a length of fabric with the cut ends sewn together to form a circle. And they are selling for $20 or more! Some bargain-priced knit and a few minutes of my time turned out customized scarves for less than half the price. Most were waist-length and can be worn looped once or twice. This pink "extreme" scarf is made from a yard of 60'-wide knit, cut in half lengthwise to make two 36x30 pieces, then sewn together into a 72x30 strip and then into a huge circle. Amanda is wearing it wrapped three times. You can get creative with these and add twists to the fabric before sewing, braid two or three fabrics together - whatever your imagination and Pinterest can come up with.
Other than those two small projects, my needlework has been limited to day-dreaming and doodling. I've been looking for ideas for a scrappy quilt to use up my pile of "leftovers". I finally found the perfect inspiration in this gorgeous quilt from Sarah Fielke at The Last Piece:
This quilt was designed to resemble the bass line on an equalizer, but my first thought was "books", of course. My version will have 1" strips of medium-tone browns between the rows and around the outside to resemble a bookcase. Now all I have to do is collect 350+ scrappy "books" to get started.
But not today. Today, I'm at home with a severely knotted muscle in my back and gloomy weather outside, which makes it the perfect day to sit with a heating pad and back massager while I work on my current cross-stitch project. Hope you're having a happy Needlework Tuesday!
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