I'm in a very cheery mood today - even only getting four hours of sleep last night thanks to a little deer tick freak out and waking up to my husband overflowing the dishwasher with suds a la Bobby Brady hasn't dampened my good vibe! I think it's the well-on-our-way to summer weather combined with my crazy schedule the past few weeks leveling out finally, and the fact that the DH left this morning for a few months of TDY (temporary duty for those of you who aren't fluent in milspeak ; ) Some of you probably think that sounds terrible to say I'm glad he's off, but I find that I love having him home, I can manage having him away, but I hate the week leading up to the transition. The anticipation of the shift and all the extra last minute tasks always seem to unbalance everything, so having it behind me means life can settle back into a steady routine peppered with a few care packages to send (and honestly, a LOT less laundry to do!) until he gets back.
Ok, so many of you have asked me if there was a way to follow Berry Barn Designs via email, and I am pleased to announce that now there is! Just over to the right under my mini-bio, you should see "Subscribe via Email" with a little box where you can sign up for updates. If you join my email list, you will receive a weekly email with links to any new content I've posted.
I also went ahead and made the jump from my old [ancient] cell phone to a new smartphone as a little Mother's Day gift to myself because I was tired of missing out on all the quilting/sewing goodness happening on IG. If you're on Instagram and want to follow along, you can find me @berrybarndesigns. Slowly starting to get the hang of posting there, but already so glad I joined - just in time to see all the Spring Quilt Market amazingness the last few days!
And since Sunday Stash is really about new sewing supplies and not just me finally emerging from the dark ages, here's a little new-to-my-studio peek:
The yellows and reds are my April and May Stash Stack Club arrivals from Pink Castle Fabrics - neither of them are well represented in my stash, so both will be very useful.
And this is from the Doodles Collection at Jo-Ann's (should I be embarrassed that when I just looked it up, I see it's from the "juvenile fabric" selection?). I saw it while loading up on Kona last week and loved the print and the weight. I want a sleeveless or cap sleeve dress from it - something structured, maybe a sheath, maybe more 1950s fitted-bodice-full-skirt? I don't know what I'll make with it yet, but I just really love navy and the fun bold print. Last summer's Miette Skirt was such a great color infusion and my first real foray into any kind of dressmaking, so I want to follow it up but with something simple. But now I need a pattern - any suggestions??
Linking up with Molli Sparkles' Sunday Stash.