Thursday, October 28, 2021
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
A few months ago, Rachel from @citrusandmintdesigns put out a call for "Clementine Ambassadors" to help showcase her newest fabric line, Community. I filled out the questionnaire, not really holding out much hope. I was so surprised when she included me, had me choose a project and sent me the fabric.
I chose to make a Sew Together Bag (pattern by Sew Demented) as it is a good way to use a lot of different fabrics in one project.
I chose these four for the outside of the pockets.
My first thought for the exterior was to use the same print on the front and the back, with the only difference being addition of the cute selvage that includes all the information, and because I think you should always use a selvage when the opportunity presents itself. :)
Thursday, October 14, 2021
I finished the embroidery pattern, Peaceful Whimsy, designed by Rene' of @renecreates.
And then I wore it to a Doobie Brothers concert, which had been postponed from September 2020.
It was an amazing concert!--a 50th anniversary tour, which included Michael McDonald, the real reason we bought tickets in the first place. It was a requirement that everyone attending either be vaccinated or show a current negative COVID test, but yet it felt odd being around so.many.people!
The concert was over 2 1/2 hours of nonstop music--no warm-up band, no intermission--just nine stellar musicians and familiar songs--how is it possible we have been Doobie Bros fans for 50 years??!
There is nothing in the world like live music and this concert was a welcome highlight after 1 1/2 years of mostly staying at home.
Here's something funny. A few months ago, Charlotte and I had a conversation about repetitive lyrics. I said I wasn't a fan of one of her favorite singers (who shall remain unnamed) because I felt like her lyrics were too repetitive. Charlotte countered with the fact that lots of lyrics are repetitive. So when the encore song was Taking' It to the Streets, I had to laugh and rescind my whole argument about repetitive lyrics. Because Taking It to the Streets is one of my favorite Doobie Bros songs. If you know the song, you know these are the lyrics. "Takin it to the streets" twenty times in a row. So I guess that's the end of that conversation.
Another innovative spelling of Charlotte's name to add to the ongoing collection: