A couple of weekends ago we went to the Country Living Fair in Columbus, OH. It's a yearly tradition for us, and it usually falls around our anniversary, which is good timing. (If you missed the Columbus show, there will be one in Stone Mountain, GA in October). I'll post pictures of the fair soon, but I wanted to share what I found in some quilt shops along the way first. I've had a really hard time finding a thimble that I like. I asked a quilt shop owner what she suggested, and she said she loved the adhesive leather dots that you just stick on your finger. I was a little skeptical, but I bought them, and and I. LOVE. THEM. Seriously. They are exactly what I wanted and work over and over again! Like magic.
Every time we travel somewhere I put "quilt" or "fabric" into the GPS and see what it comes up with. (I seriously have the most patient husband in the world.) I found a tiny little shop and I was shocked to see that they carried sashiko! I've wanted to try it for the longest time and for $8 I couldn't pass it up. I chose the white background (they also had navy) and some mustard sashiko cotton. Purl Soho has a great sashiko tutorial here and there are quite a few kits on Etsy. Once I actually start this I'll post some pics.
And I can't wait to make a sweet girly quilt with these charm packs I recently swapped for - the are designed using vintage sheets as inspiration. The colors are great, aren't they?!