After working and finishing those two major projects, I was in the mood to have some fun with a fresh, smaller project. Of course, the perfect solution is to make a Schnibble. I seem to be acquiring charm packs and coordinating yardage at an alarming rate, so all Ihad to do was choose a fabric line, and match it to a fun Schnibble pattern and then get down to it!
I love that there isn't too much thinking about fabric choices when I make a Schnibble. I have read all the instructions, books, and blog entries written by Carrie Nelson, so I have learned that not every charm pack works with every pattern--you sort of have to look at the fabrics available and see if they will work with the pattern you choose. I decided I wanted to play with Chicopee--a line of fabric that was out last fall. Everyone was blogging about it and talking about snapping it up, so I ordered some. Then it arrived and I looked through it and thought, "Oh.. Okay... Hmmm... " If there was ever a line of fabric that is the total opposite of my usual style, this would be it. However, I'm trying to push myself in different directions, so I decided to play with it.
This is not my version--just a picture of the pattern.
So this morning I got started cutting and then sewing. I LOVE this pattern! It is so easy and FUN--it really is like playing.
Then I got interrupted. We had an Official Army Function to go to. In the Army there is a long tradition of New Year's Day Receptions at the Commander's house. Well, it is long past New Year's Day, but ours was today. It requires dressing up--for spouses who aren't in the military, the dress code is "semi-formal" which means dressy church clothes. Don't forget that I lived in Hawaii for three years, so most of my dresses have flowers on them and are worn with sandals. I didn't think that would work for Southern Virginia in the winter, so I was forced to look in the back of my closet at the dresses I owned before Hawaii and which require hose and nice (with heels) shoes. Ugh. My husband had to wear his dress uniform--the one with all the gee gaws--the bling--the "schwag." I should have taken a photo, but when we were getting ready I was "pulling faces" and grumbling. I mean who schedules something at 2:00 on a Saturday afternoon?! On the way I was speculating at the poor turnout I expected, however, many more people than I expected attended, and all in all, it was fun meeting some new people and having "sparkling" conversation. I guess if given a choice, I am very happy hanging out at home, quilting, etc. but when I do make myself get out I have a really good time. When we got home, I was too
I hope you all are having a wonderful weekend! Maybe I will have pictures of my new project next time.