things I’m loving

every week I hear the weed-wacking and lawnmower sounds of the landscaping guys around eight in the morning on thursdays. I heard them this morning as usual. today is wednesday. it took a little while for the confusion to clear and the disappointment to set in. I really wanted it to be thursday just so tomorrow could be friday. sad isn’t it? so I thought I’d cheer myself up with a random post of things I’m loving right now.

block number...who remembers
thangles. yep. thangles.

I had never heard of them until amanda started raving about them. she sent me a couple packs to try and, I’ll admit, I ignored them because I just didn’t get it. I got used to the monotony of making half-square triangles I guess. a couple of weeks ago I wanted to get back into my 80’s quilt and the next block on the list was mostly half squares. this was the fastest block I’ve put together and everything lined up perfectly. thangles for the win!

possibly my new favorite fabric
sometimes a fabric line just grabs you. gerta certainly did. I love the graphic lines and the discharged look. I’m not sure what kind of quilt I’ll make, but once I find some solids I like with them it’s on. I also see a bag or two in my future with this fabric.

bobbin thread
I started using bobbin thread after lisa explained to me its virtues. maybe it’s just psychological, but I love seeing the little stitches on the back and I feel like my seams are even better now.

aurifil stash
my aurifil thread stash. enough said.

linky links:

  • the remnant and pogagi quilts victoria keeps making are killing me.
  • I’ve been loving latifah’s measured improv project, but this quilt stole my heart.
  • yellow and grey? yes please
  • I can’t wait to see this come off the loom. (is that even the proper term?)
  • I NEED to get my hands on some geo grand. I’m not buying any fabric this month, but on september 1st this fabric is mine.
  • I haven’t knit a stitch since umm february? stupid arm. but once my arm heals up I’m so knitting elinor’s new cardigan! I’ll gladly bust up my arm again for centered cable goodness.
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  • Amanda Elizabeth August 11, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    psh. told you so! your next package will contain triangle paper…which sometimes I like more than thangles…!!!

  • bitter purl August 11, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    heh yeah you did!
    and omg triangles?! tell me more

  • Seanna Lea August 11, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    Is fabric buying as addictive as yarn shopping? I used to do a lot of sewing, and I’m afraid to start up again for buying way too much fabric.

  • bitter purl August 11, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    YES that’s a definite YES

  • Virginia August 11, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    Ooh. Love the new block. And yellow & gray! Heck yeah. I’m digging pretty much anything with gray right now. For this winter all of my clothes are mysteriously orchid/fuchsia and gray. Go figure.