Wednesday, July 10, 2013

WIP Wednesday

After a week in Vegas I'm transitioning back into normal life - goodbye to this...
And hello to this!
We eat breakfast every morning at Mon Ami Gabi in the Paris casino. The food is divine (I am hard pressed to pick a favorite on their menu), the cafe au lait in a bowl is yum and the outdoor patio allows for awesome people watching along the strip. I highly recommend it!

I was thrilled a few months back when my daughter asked if I could make her something for her 22nd birthday so this is my WIP for the week - this super cute makeup brush holder from Quality Sewing Tutorials. The fabric behind the brushes is a laminate so I had to get busy online before I left for Vegas to find some. Have you ever sewed with laminated fabric? I'm excited to give it a go.
As you can see... Tucker is soooo HAPPY to be having his breakfast again at 7 instead of midday when our nocturnal son gets up. LOL

Let's look back to my list from 2 weeks ago and see what's what in the quilting room.

What's Hot!:
  • UFO #1 Scrappy Summertime - sandwiching, quilting DONE
  • UFO #3 Come Sail Away - sandwiching, quilting DONE 
  • Makeup Brush Holder
  • Design Wall 
  • Finish a UFO
  • Q3 Goals for Finish-A-Long
What's Next:
  • "And Sew On" Block for June (and now July)
  • Finish "Gentle Art" Schnibble
  • Minnesota Hotdish to flimsy stage DONE
  • Four Patch & Friends to flimsy stage
  • Thimbleberries Jacob's Ladder to flimsy stage DONE
  • Sandwich & quilt Kitchen Sink Strings DONE
We have a family wedding this weekend out of town so it's a short week of sewing for me.


  1. I think you should invest in some coffee bowls for yourself. There's just something special and oh-so-French about drinking coffee that way. I still have a set of four that I bought when I lived in France more than 20 years ago. They are showing their age a bit, but I still love them and love using them for my morning latté.

  2. Welcome back - and I'm sure Tucker was extremely happy to have his PEOPLE back home. I'm definitely going to have to try out that coffee shop next time we are in Vegas. The cafe au lait does look sinfully good.

  3. Looks like a great holiday and a happy homecoming! The brush pouch you've made looks wonderful!

  4. laminate will try to stick to your sewing machine plate and sewing foot -- the way to get around this is to put thin paper (even tissue paper) between it and the machine and laminate to ease the sliding of the fabric and it tears off easily to finish.

  5. That is a cute pouch! I haven't used laminate before. Have fun on your trip.


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