Well, I may not have decided what to do with the kokeshi fabric, but at least 3 of the other fabrics in the stack have been put to good use. After reading Amanda rave about this pattern, I decided to give it a shot. I was especially convinced after picking it up from Joann’s on sale for $1.99. The fabric is a breezy, lightweight cotton – perfect for the oppressive heat we are being treated to this week.

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I have been meaning to send a little thank you gift to my friend’s parents. Although they were not there to host us in person, they were gracious enough to allow my friend to invite us to spend the week of the 4th at their home on Mackinac Island (a stunning locale). There were 4 families (8 adults and 8 kids) and we had a fabulous time. Nothing seems to adequately match our appreciation, but I figured at least these are handmade.  Bet you can’t guess where I got my inspiration?

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I picked up some upholstery fabric for a couple home projects that are long overdue. I need to recover my dining room chairs. NEED! It is getting pretty dire. They are completely stained and worn through in several places. Life and my children have been very hard on these chairs in the 3 years since I recovered them last. I picked up some microsuede that happens to match our sofa. I also got some remnants to make throw pillows for the sofa (it needs a little color).  I am excited about the colors, but am hesitant to make something that I can’t just toss in the washer.  At least they were remnants (read: deeply discounted).

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It is almost time to send off my Sockapalooza package, which means I really need to block the socks. There are a couple other goodies that I want to include, too. I better get hopping. Fun, fun, fun!

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