Tuesday, May 27, 2014

On the Cutting Table

I made good use of the Joann's giftcard that I received for Mother's Day during the Memorial Day Weekend Sale.  Beloved DS fabric for 2.70/ yard?! Yes, please! And a couple of Simplicity patterns should keep me in summer dresses.  Also picked up batting for quilt tops in waiting.  Currently, I am on a mission to use scraps in 3 different quilts in progress.  Cutting up!  Jessica Pearl

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Summer Wardrobe Rehab

I finished the Simplicity Built by Wendy pattern dress.  I have made it before and I will make it again, soon!  I love this dress pattern, so flexible and fun!
There was a breath in my work schedule yesterday so I enjoyed a little sit n sew with quilty friends who directed me to a new thrift shop.  The new shop did not disappoint!  I found a Vera Bradley bag and matching key chain, $4 ;shoes, $4 and a retro gold belt, .50!  Also 3 summer tops, $1 each!  So in love with my sewn and thrifted summer clothes!  Cheap Thrills!  Jessica Pearl

Monday, May 12, 2014


Mother's Day was wonderful time as a family before our 3 chicks leave the nest for great adventures.  I loved the handmade cards, drawings and gifts.  Em stitched a phrase from a Fleetwood Mac song that I have been identifying with as we grow and they fly away, "I've been afraid of changing 'cause I built my life around you...". And what I am coming to appreciate through this process is that the building never ends.  Building is a lifelong endeavor and I am so thankful for the foundation of love afforded me throughout my life.  Also building Simplicity #3835, no hammer required!  Jessica Pearl

Monday, May 5, 2014


I made my first crazy quilt block on Sat.  I walked into class with my bag of cast offs- thrifted bits and a beautiful tie from Cousin Brent.  The rest of the class purchased kits from the hosting quilt shop.  I don't think they knew what to think of my bag!  Our stitching teacher, Sally has known me since I was in college.  One of the classmates offered some of her new fabric for my block.  Sally just shook her head and said, " No, she prefers the vintage clothing." What can I say?  Sally knows me!  Lots more embroidery to add here! Stitching Crazy!  Jessica Pearl