Friday, August 16, 2013

I Can See It Now

A very happy Friday to you all, my sweet friends. I hope your week has been a pleasant and productive one.

I must tell you that mine has been challenging, to say the least. My back is never great, but after the drive down last Thursday the real monster that lives there, reared its ugly head for sure. I have been in treatment all week with my chiropractor and just now feel like I may be able to drive back up North, early tomorrow morning.

 Enough of the whining an on to something on the fun side.

Yesterday I crossed over the bridge to Portland to meet mom, sister, daughter and grands at Fabric Depot, one of those rare mega fabric stores that have everything.

I didn't feel up to standing in the cutting line so I found a nice offering of fat quarters and chose some that suited my fancy.

On the top of my sewing list, and a long list it is, I have 'make potholders' in very large print with stars and exclamation points all around it.  So this fabric will be making a trip to the machine so that I can get that one marked off.

After all of the little threads are clipped and a proper pressing has been done, I will share the finished product and we will be having a 'Giveaway'!  and off a new pair of pot holders will go, winging their way to a new home.

Let's say  that next Wednesday will be the reveal and start of giveaway, that will give me plenty of time to pull it off.

I will say so long for now and wish you all a very happy weekend...Fall is just around the corner!  xo


Lynne said...

So sorry to hear about your back. We once had a Dodge mini van. It never dawned on me that a car seat could cause back problems until we sold it.
The pain disappeared immediately!

The fabrics are bright and charming!Can't wait to see the pot holders!

Wishes for safe and pain free travels back up north!

Thank you for popping in to visit, Sherri B. Blessings to your Mom too!

Michelle said...

Can't wait to see your finished product!

Chris at Red Gate Farm said...

I love fat quarters and other bits of fabric... so much fun to see what you can do with them! Of course the last thing I need is more fabric... perhaps on my staycations this week I'll get the sewing machine out and use some of it up :)

Hope the back is doing better,

Katiebee said...

hi sherri! i've been wondering about you~ sorry to hear about the back problem~ hope you are on the road to recovery! i'm down to two potholders and keep telling myself i need to spend some time at the sewing machine. i'll be anxious to see your finished product~
happy weekending my friend!



Lynn said...

Sorry to hear about your back, hope it gets better soon! Cute fabrics and it sounds like you had a nice visit! Happy weekend:@)

Alison said...

Happy Weekend to you too, Sherri! So sorry to hear about your back. I hope you can cope with sitting in front of your sewing machine. I've had back problems in the past, and often the only thing that relieved the pain was lying down.

Delvalina said...

Oh Sherri, I will be praying about the back problem.
I was amazed that you meet your mom,sister, and grands. It's beautiful of life that you can see altogether.

I love the fabric, and cant wait to see.

Yay! Giveaway! :) who doesnt want?!

Safe trip when you back.

ted and bunny said...

be very vereeeeeeeeeee nice to your back, don't forget the effects of chemo can affect EVERYTHING for quite a while afterwards and backs especially like to have a bit of a grumble that they've had to support you through thick and thin :))) xx

Kami said...

I loved my walking foot when I was making pothoders!

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Awww Sherri, I hope your back feels better. Back pain can be so painful.
I see some fun and pretty fabric.
Looking forward to your pot holders. Enjoy your week-end. xo Linda

Paula said...

Back problems are the worst!

I love that fabric! I am not a very good seamstress. I am afraid of my machine! But I need to get it out to fix my slipcovers, which need a panel replaced in the back. Courage!!

I am from Portland - I love to visit there! I have a sister and two brothers who still live there.

Sherry said...

Sometimes I stuff a rolled towel at the small of my back when I'm driving. Doesn't always do the trick, but anything is worth trying.
I love the way the colors in those fabrics work together.

Stephanie said...

Hi sweet friend! I am just now getting around to visiting blogs - I am so sorry to hear about your back! I hope you are continuing to recover and I'll be praying for you.

The fabric you chose is darling and I can't wait to see what becomes of it :)

Love and hugs!

vintage grey said...

Beautiful fabrics and so glad your back is feeling better!! Hope your weekend is going wonderfully! xo Heather

Vicky Hunt said...

Love the fabrics you chose! I do hope your back is feeling better as well...:) Also wanted to mention that blackberry pound cake a couple posts ago looks heavenly! Oh my goodness how I wish I had a slice!

Blessings, Vicky
Life On Willie Mae Lane

camp and cottage living said...

As a sister back pain sufferer I feel for you. I hope it passes soon
I love the fabrics you have chosen for your pot holder! I'm looking forward to seeing the end product on Wednesday.