finding my niche


Dare I say that it's Monday again...already.  We had a quiet, uneventful weekend around here and I am coming to think those are the very best kind.

I had hopes of taking everything out of our sunroom/storage shed and reducing, reboxing and reorganizing it but instead I pretended it was just too hot to tackle and put it back on my to do list for when the weather cools down.  (That list is quite long now and includes painting our master bedroom and sanding the stairs.)

Instead I ended up in my happy place behind my sewing machine.

I keep waiting for my hubby to walk up the stairs and say enough already but so far he has let me while away my time cutting and sewing all the live long day.

I'm thinking he knows my crafting phases pretty well and figures this one will pass just as quickly as it came but I think he'd be wrong this time.  I could sew pretty much every single day, hour after hour and not grow bored.  I think I've truly found my niche.  The ideas still seem fresh and many and goodness knows I have enough fabric to keep me going for the next year or so.

I often get asked about my pretty mugs so I thought I'd share my favorites with you individually and since they match my fabric so perfectly, why not pair the two.

This is truly one of my favorites.  I got it at Anthropologie a few years ago.  There are not many things that I own that I would be upset if they broke but this is one of them.  It is delicate but big enough for a decent cup of coffee.  I love the floral pattern and do I even need to mention that delicate little flower under the handle?

That's it for me this fine Monday morning.  Now let's see what wonderful adventures this week has in store for us.

xo, Patty


  1. Love your pretty teacups! The fabrics you are using are so bright and cheerful - surely would brighten up any day.

    Have a great week.


  2. Patty I am drooling for your wonderful fabric!!! I cannot wait to see what you will be able to sew! ...and yes, it's so hot here in the south ...the to do list is always a long one!!!!

  3. Some nice uneventful calm days are really nice. The colors of your cup and fabrics are so so cheerful and summery. Every time I see your fabrics, I want to go sew, which I don't do now as much as I used to. I actually got out my machine today and set it up on my dining table. My "craft" room is too crowded with my papercrafting stuff to have room to sew... so it gets plunked down on the dining table and will probably sit there for a couple of weeks. I did manage to sew a little sachet today with lavender inside, that I got fresh dried from a farm not too far from here. Maybe that little project with spur me on! I always look forward to your posts.

  4. That cup is beautiful Patty, I love how it matches your fabrics.

  5. I love your style Patty! And, what a great season to be in. I used to sew and enjoy crafts early in my marriage and when my first son was a baby. I look forward to doing those things again.

  6. I don't why it is, but there is something just so satisfying and comforting about drinking out of a pretty cup. Everything seems to taste better somehow and makes even the most mundane seem special. The colors of both your cup and your fabric are striking and lovely. Happy crafting. :)

  7. Patty,
    Gorgeous fabric squares, dear friend!!!
    Absolutely charming coffee mug!!!
    Your "happy place" seems quite productive, dear friend!!!
    Would love to see some of your finished projects!!!

  8. I have the same mug, in Aqua of course, and would also be so sad if anything happened to it, although I do have a backup mug! I'm also looking forward to some sewing projects. I might get infected with the bug too!

  9. I like the little needle book, Patty, and all the the pretty fabrics. Happy sewing!


  10. Now you're sounding like me. Sewing is my passion and i fit in as much as possible. Love your fabrics and have always love all your mugs. Keep sewing and show us the results soon.


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