Stitching in Saskatoon…
Normally near the end of June I would be sitting on the my deck enjoying the sun and warmth of summer. However, Mother Nature had different plans for us this year. It is Monsoon season here in Saskatoon, SK. We’ve had rain and more rain. We’ve had rain fall warnings. We’ve had wind. The rain has been occasionally dotted by a few hours of sun here and there. But the sunny days are short lived and conditions are ripe for the creation of a season not normal in Saskatchewan: Monsoon Season.
Very few of our days have looked like this:
Knitting on the deck, an activity I’ve looked forward to all through the cold dark days of winter, has been intermittent at best. Wool does not take kindly to wet weather as it is knitted into wonderful sweaters, socks, and other knitterly items. What is a stitcher to do? Rather than knitting on the deck I’ve taken refuge in a neglected room of my home: my sewing room.
I’ve been bitten by the sewing bug once again. I’ve shopped the fabric stash and decided that it was in need of some enhancement. I’ve perused my filing cabinet and discovered my collection was also in need of upgrading. Even though I can’t see them through the rain filled clouds, I know the stars were aligned. Fabricland, our local one stop shopping for all things sewing, is having a fabulous pre-summer sale. Patterns, notions, fabrics, threads, etc. were all on sale at unbeatable prices. A last minute decision to turn right rather than left out of my parking lot at work led me in the direction of this sewers heaven.
Now I’m a fan of most colours. But when it comes to PINKS, I’m more than a fan. While perusing racks of sale cotton prints I came across these beauties.
This last print spoke to me. I’ve made a new friend. She is a kindred spirit whose ideals, viewpoints, and preferences mirror my own. Crafting brought us together and, since our meeting, crafting has also built a bond that I hope will flourish in the years to come. Meet an aquisition I’ve dubbed “Remembrance of Tess.”
This fabric spoke to me the moment I saw it. If you love it too then you are out of luck. I brought the remainder of the bolt home with me.
Now what to make? I picked up a few new patterns: Simplicity 4232 contains instructions to create a unique ietm that combines organization, fun, and recycling. Here is prototype #1:
Thanks for checking in! I’m off to allow my new finds speak to me and tell me just what they want to be. Be sure to pop in again and I’m most positive there’ll be more tales and photos of new adventures and tales from the sewing room!