This is a Sunflower Harvest Door Banner I made. I bought the pattern and cut out two kits--one for Lindsey as part of her birthday gift and one for me.
Lindsey had been so generous for my birthday in June with a sweet cake decorated with notions (what a great idea!) and
this! It is a Fiestaware colander filled with some Daysail fabrics, a candle, and lotion. I absolutely loved it, but it raised the bar for her birthday present.
For her birthday present, I got an antique sewing machine cabinet drawer,
put together the Sunflower Harvest Door Banner kit,
I also did a Halloween door banner kit for her, and made two Watcha Got? large project bags--one sewing themed,
and the other with bumblebees--her favorite. They went perfectly into the wooden drawer! She loved her birthday present and even started working on the Halloween door banner on our retreat.
We went to the Golden Quilt Company on our retreat and were kind of disappointed in their selection. They pretty much only had three things--batiks, black and white fabrics, and Kaffe Fassett. I only bought a half yard of a pink with white polka dots and a light green fat eighth to use with for my Down in the Garden pattern I bought and this $2 pattern that uses a jelly roll. I spent less than $10--which is good for my budget!
I organized our retreat and we decided to have a goodie bag. I made 10 Watcha Got? large bags (I have made 19 of these bags so far!)
and everyone brought a little goodie to put in. Some people made something and others just bought something. It was so much fun to get some lovely items to commemorate our retreat.
Next door to the quilt shop in Golden was an antique store, and of course I ventured in. I found this small sewing box for $14, but I did not get to buy because the girls bought it for me as a thank you for organizing our retreat.
The finish is good and it is nicely lined inside.
This sewing box is much smaller than the one I got for my birthday. It is 7 x 7 x 12 inches--much more portable. I think I must start a new collection of vintage sewing boxes.
My mom made me this sweet stitching girl embroidered mini quilt with my favorite Bonnie and Camille fabrics. I need to hang it up ASAP.