And, while I’m waiting for your lovely comments, I will tell you that I very much dislike that activity….unless…..there’s some type of fabric involved! Grocery shopping used to be more fun than these days. I’m not sure if it’s strictly the “sticker-shock” prices I’m seeing lately or the fact that every time I go the store has rearranged some portion/department which slows down the whole procedure (their goal, perhaps????). Anyhow, back to the question. During Monday night’s dreamy sleepy time, it was laid on my heart that a certain person was in need of a “you’re not alone” gift and a certain book was indicated. Now, that book could not be gifted with some type of appropriate attire! No gift shopping needed!!!! Book…..’check’ (already “in house”)! Ahhhh…..the ‘attire’. Now, that’s where my stash comes in. After some really fun FMQ stitching, we have this………. I made a newspaper pattern (took me back to grade school days when, at the beginning of each year, we were required to make such covers for all our text books!), proceeded to pull the fabric and thread and head over to Ms Sweetie for the FMQ fun. More of the finish……………… Taking a measuring tape and, with the book closed, measuring around from back cover edge to front, (adding a titch for quilty bulk) gave me the length but, then, the type of closure…..what???? The easiest is a flap, although some do a zipper and completely enclose the book. Uh-uh…….way too much…..the flap will work perfectly and give me a place to put the pen pocked! Some quilty close-ups…….. A Velcro closure and………….. Done!
Thread:(top) Glide, (bobbin) Connecting Threads Essential Pro poly, 70wt. Batting: Hobbs Heirloom 80/20, black. This little project was stitched on Ms Sweetie (Handi Quilter Sweet 16)
Today is an “out-of-the-house” day…rainy and a chilly 40F. Definitely appears to be and end of October/beginning of November type day!!!! What’s goin’ on in your little corner of the globe?? Inquiring minds would luv to ‘hear’………….