Oscar needs a new quilt. His car duvet cover is a little out of date as far as his interests go. I was thinking I'd give it new life by putting some batting in it and quilting it. Then I could add it to his collection, along with his racetrack quilt. This is what I've got for his new quilt so far, a bunch of solids and some inspiration.
Look who came in the mail yesterday!! Quatchi! The cutest Olympics mascot ever. We are huge Meomi fans over here and we were so excited to see the whole gang of supercuties they designed for the games. I want them all! This guy we ordered here and, although with shipping from Canada he wasn't cheap, he was worth every penny. He's so soft and adorable and perfect. Everyone in the family is fighting for their turn for a Quatchi snuggle.
We had more pretty snow this morning, big fluffy flakes. But I was moving too slow and didn't catch any good photos. I've realized I'm embracing the tail end of Winter. Spring is my favorite season and I'll be very excited when it's here but there is something nice and calming about it still being Winter. The first half of winter is so bustling and full of holiday action. It's nice to get some actual hibernating time in. Also Spring is a lot of work. It's kind of nice to sit inside looking out the window and not worrying about planting, seeding, watering, cleaning up winter's mess, etc.
And anyway, I have indoor projects to attend to! Snack bags and baby quilts. Speaking of which, does anyone know the name of this quilt's pattern? I've been goggling pinwheel and star and can't find it anywhere. I have a big book of a gazillion quilt patterns and that seems to have gone missing too...
As promised, here are some pics from the cool japanese fashion magazine I picked up, the february issue of SO-EN. The issue seems to be all about pattern and is entitled Textile File 2010. I'll be pouring over this magazine for a long time. So much to absorb.
The first section is "minä perhonen textile journey" and it's amazing. This is a new designer to me. Internet you've been holding out on me! Guess I'm falling behind in my design blog reading, here. And here's the site, minä perhonen.
next, it's other japanese texiles
then foreign textiles
different types of print
and so so much more. and I still have another magazine I haven't cracked open yet. now to just find some magazine time.
or time to read blogs or sew or cross stitch or do anything creative and fun. makes me cranky. got these hand-me-down puzzles from my mom that were mine when I was a kid and I haven't even had time to play with them.