There was a very small, untidy shop in a rundown strip mall near where I lived years ago. And in that shop there were three rolls of Liberty of London lawn. I didn't know what it was at the time, but I bought yards of what they had and now keep them hoarded away from my regular stash. They're prints I've never been able to identify. I'd wanted to bring them to London last trip, but in my whirlwind of activity ~ forgot. Maybe next time.
Today, I have a small but growing collection of Liberty Tana lawn. Small by my estimation ~ about 25 half or quarter yard cuts and a bunch of scraps. I recently came across Sew Sew n Sew, a darling shop on etsy that carries Liberty and Atsuko Matsuyama and cute cross-stitch patterns. It's basically a little slice of heaven for me, though items ship from Hong Kong ~ which is the price one pays for the best of the cute stuff.
So, I got all these lovelies from Iris, at Sew Sew n Sew, but it's the Liberty that's got me all excited and suddenly I only want to sew with Liberty! (Because Liberty makes everything better!! Right?!)
Have you seen some of my latest projects on Instagram? (Come follow me. I'm @amysinibaldi) I've been so enjoying the Instagram quilt-along #MySmallWorldQAL ~ sewing Jen Kingwell's pattern "My Small World" from the Spring 2015 issue of Quiltmania. It's a fun pattern, full of small pieces that won't ever bore you and it's based on one of my favorite rides at Disney (my husband proposed to me on that ride!) I haven't been able to make much progress yet, but I love what I've got so far.
I can't wait to get back to this. Are you quilting along? Check out the hashtag on Instagram for more details if you'd like to join. I also started another "My Sweet Home" mini quilt and here's a sneak peek at my progress:
On a completely different note, I recently got the chance to talk with Stephanie Kendron on her fun podcast, Modern Sewciety!
Here's the link, if you'd like to listen in!
P.s. For those of you asking about my Toshie Ishii cross stitch pattern cards that were put out by Lecien, those are virtually impossible to find now. Ask me how, I know, but I did find one ~ Superbuzzy carries the baby pattern as well as a ton of other cute cross-stitch patterns.