I went to Joann's yesterday and picked myself up a sleeve board to replace the one I smashed to smithereens (okay, okay I just broke it in half) over the weekend. Lo and behold, the ones at Joann's are now made with steel mesh like a regular ironing board, as though daring me to try and break this one. Ha! Ten bucks says I can find a way to break steel mesh :-)
More surprising was my fabulous Red Tag find. Red Tags are 50% off this week, and I've been known to find some really great pieces for, um, really cheap. So, I scoured the Red Tag rack yesterday and found this:
The label said 64% polyester, 29% wool, 7% other. Um, wow. 29% wool fabric at Joann's? My Joann's rarely carries anything in silk or wool or any of the other finer fibres. So, I snatched it up. I took the rest of the bolt--only 3.5 yards or so, but plenty for me to make pretty much whatever I want. It was $10 a yard--at 50% off it was $5 a yard. It feels really soft and the rayon embroidery is a little subtler than the picture--you know how rayon catches the light. And I like the embroidery because it's more like vines and leaves and less like flowers--I'm not that much of a flowery kind of gal, but vines and leaves suit me just fine.
But not until I get a chance to make that Shining Star Vest, darnit. Practical. Sewing. Keeps. Getting. In. My. Way.
I also got some pin cord, linen, lightweight twill, and rayon challis to make shirts for my sons and husband...but those are boring and I won't go into them :-)