Friday, May 21, 2010

Fantastic Friday!

Well I must say today has been a Fantastic Day!
I started out by going to a big Fabric and Sewing Destash Sale. One of the women in my Knitting Guild (El Segundo Slipt Stitchers) is getting rid of over 70,000 yards of fabric along with trims, felts, crafty do-dads, sewing machines and sergers to make way for more yarn. So of course I had to stop by and just happened to find some really great ribbons, that were all just $1 a bag!

So far I think these are my favorites!

And I am not even sure what to do with these ribbons yet, but I am sure the inspiration will strike. What would You do with all these great ribbons? Leave me a comment with your ideas!

She also has an amazing vintage Singer up for auction that I may just have to win;) I mean I already have 2 sewing machines but who can pass up one of those beautiful old Singers!?

Then after arriving home I find my Books I ordered from Amazon waiting at my front door! Oh how I love the Amazon:) I am completely obsessed with books I want them all and my wish list on Amazon is never ending, from knitting to crochet to fibers to embroidery to sewing pretty much anything crafty. So I was especially excited today to get the 4 books I recently ordered,

Sublime Stitching: Embroidered Effects by Jenny Hart - an excellent book that I have wanted for a while, great beginner book with lots of cute and modern designs.
Doodle Stitching: Fresh and Fun Embroidery for Beginners by Aimee Ray - also an excellent book that Amazon suggested to me and after reading the reviews knew I had to have!
The Embroider's Handbook by Margie Bauer - a book with over 150 different creative stitches including ribbon embroidery, which was also suggested by Amazon.
And finally Lilly Chin's Knitting Tips and Tricks - a great small handy book for knitters that has all kinds of great stuff like lots of different cast-on methods, fixing mistake tips, blocking and joining new yarn. I believe this one was recommended by one of the many knitting websites.

So I am totally overwhelmed and cant decide what to play with first, but I think I am going to start with the Sublime Stitching book since I did just get some beautiful new linen fabric.
Stay tuned next week to see the results and have a great weekend!


  1. Happy Friday to you too! Looks like you have lots of fun projects lined up for the weekend :)

  2. hey Amy, blog looks great and you must tell me about where I can get some of that destash!! great finds!

  3. Sounds like lots of fun and came home with a good loot! Have a fun weekend! I am like you about having lots of books.... ceramics of course.

  4. Fun times ahead :). Love your new ribbon!

  5. Thanks guys!
    I will email you the info Denise:)

  6. happy friday finds Amy- wow i am so jealous. Those ribbons would be cute for little summer dresses or at least that is what i use it for! Sounds like a fun weekend ahead ;o)

  7. those ribbons look so pretty! and that's so cheap! btw, did you happen to swing by tall mouse before they closed? it was like 50-75% off ribbon. wait...did i tell you that? i shoulda went back for more, but its too late now.

  8. I know Me! Yeah you told me, didnt want to make the drive:)
    What goodies did you get there Me?