Have you heard?
You can find these adorable jammies at a Target near you!
Or order online if there isn’t one, but I bet since the word got out that Target has been absolutely slammed and they will soon sell out.
If there IS a Target near you and you want to reserve a pair for yourself before you can get there, order them online and have them held at your local store for pick up later.
I heard about these from my friend Shelly this morning by email when she sent me the link.
What’s not to love?
They are PINK!
They are covered with all the things we love for quilters and sewists alike..machines, dress forms, bobbins, thread, seam rippers, buttons scissors, pins, even a tomato pin cushion!
Oh yeah, these are mine!
I had errands to run today – Post office, bank –and Target was not far from the bank so I just dropped in. I saw them in sizes from small to 3X. I got a large pair for myself.
The knit fabric is silky soft, very drape-able and lounge-enticing!
I’m packed and ready for Missouri!
I just hope there are some lazy evenings in between workshops and lectures that I can throw these on and relax and stitch.
Speaking of stitching…..
Have you ever had a quilt that needed a hanging sleeve but you put it off for um…..close to 10 years!?
My Blue Heaven getting a binding un-do!
I’m teaching this quilt in St Louis during the quilt show. I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve had to PIN this over the hanging rod of the quilt stand because I never put a sleeve on it.
At the time I made it I didn't know I'd be teaching workshops on it nearly 10 years later.
Things like this are WHY I put a hanging sleeve on nearly EVERYTHING just in case I will need one along the way ---
Anyway, I had two choices –either to sew the sleeve into a tube and pin it in place and hand stitch two edges down –or I could simply open the binding, stitch the hanging sleeve in place the regular way, and re-stitch the binding down and then stitch the loose edge of the sleeve in place.
Either way would have worked. And either way would have had about the same amount of stitching put into the job.
I chose to open the binding to insert the sleeve because I feel the top of the hanging sleeve is more secure when the binding is stitched over it.
And it is less pinning!
Sleeve being sewn on!
I'm stitching with the sleeve underneath so I can keep my stitching right on top of the binding seam line that is already there.
While I was doing this I realized that this quilt really needs a good washing before I haul it to another workshop, so with the sleeve attached and the binding NOT sewn back down yet because I leave for the airport at 4:50am…I tossed it in the washer.
But before I did, in went a couple of color catchers just because I know what blues can do – even blues that have been pre-washed!
I am so glad I did this. I would hate to think any residual blue dye would migrate into my white areas.
It’s in the dryer now.
My plan is to spend some time restitching the binding and the bottom end of the hanging sleeve while on the road in the evening time --- preferably while wearing my new Sewing Jammies!
Hey Emmy Lou – I need those quilts!
She says: “Go find some OTHER quilts, these ones are mine!”
I have something very exciting for you tomorrow morning here on the blog on my way out of town. You won’t want to miss it!
Have a great evening, everyone!