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January 4th

In Stitches Sew Along

Dear Finny,
I was thinking of you the other day when I saw that Amy Butler In Stitches book on my sewing table. Why? Well, you know, it is all your fault I love to sew. My mother still scratches her head over your influence; I grew up in a home where she sewed, knit, canned and jarred, gardened and budgeted like a suburban queen. Yet, it wasn’t until my college buddy Finny started sewing that I discovered my own love for all things domestic.

I wish you could come over and play this weekend. We could cruise the fabric store, hit up the knitting shop and drink margaritas poolside like the proud little Lumberjills we are. But, since you live in Cali and I’m happily planted in the land of saguaros, I was thinking maybe we’d just work on the same project and share thoughts along the way. What do you say? And if we happened to invite the crafty community to come along on this drunken sewing party? Well then, we’ve just sewn up a little sew along. Fancy!

Let me know what project you want to start with. I’ve got an idea or two and I’m guessing you do to.

{Are you interested in joining us in the In Stitches Sew-Along? Leave a comment and let us know! You won’t regret buying this book, even if you’ve never sewn. The projects are signature Butler — creative, simple, pretty and fun. We’ll soon post project #1, along with January’s theme. Photos of the completed projects are due to finnydonksewalong at gmail dot com by the end of the month and we’ll throw them into a Flickr gallery for all the world to see. Of course there will be a sew-along button, and I’m thinking prizes too!}

Kelli (aka Donk)

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25 Responses

  1. Kelli, please count me in for the In Stitches Sew-Along. By the way, there is a Flickr Amy Butler group in case you’re interested–here is the link:

  2. alright, alright, you’ve talked me into it (it was the margaritas that did it). and i even already have the book (but you knew that, didn’t you, you crafty devil!).

  3. Sounds like fun. I’ve looked at the book a few times and now I have a gift card for my local book store.

  4. So fun! I’d love to play, but I have this bad feeling that moving is going to get in the way. I’m a tentative joiner for this one.

  5. happy new year, kelli!

    i received the book as a christmas gift, so i would love to join your sewalong!

  6. I’ve been waiting for this. My book is sitting right next to my bed. You didn’t even need to tempt me with margaritas.
    I want a friend like Finny!

  7. I might be interested. I love my book but haven’t broken it in yet. (I bought it right before Sawyer was born.)

  8. I want in! Would be perfect to help me keep with a goal and a timeline! Woohoo!

  9. I’m in. πŸ™‚ I got a copy with a wedding gift card AND one for Christmas so I have backup – ha ha! πŸ˜€ Can’t wait.

  10. Count me in! I don’t know if I can do one every month, but there are lots of projects in there I want to try.
    I did make the fabric box last week, you can see my attempt on my blog.

  11. What an excellent idea (rev up your blender). Seeing as I’m still behind on items to you, and Catrina and several others….I’m not sure it’s practical for me. Sure is tempting though.
    I just found out a restaurant here has a Slurpee-type machine, but what comes out is Margaritas. Seriously–how flippin’ cool is that?!

  12. I am totally going to try to play along and weave it into my ongoing Create Your Year project I am hosting on my blog. I love this book! πŸ™‚

  13. I’m in Kelli!!!!!

  14. Hmm… I might like to do this; I’ve been wanting to learn how to sew better – > this would be fun. Gotta go get the book πŸ™‚


  15. Oh, oh, oh (with hand raised in the air) let me join!!! πŸ™‚

  16. Sounds like fun. Please add me to the list of participants.

  17. I’m in, too!

  18. I would like to be counted in. Sewing and crafting is my therapy.

  19. Count me in! I found the sew a long through flickr and i’m super excited to get started!

  20. mmmm…i love amy butler fabric.

    she’s from KC! whoo-hoo! πŸ˜‰

  21. count me in! i’ve been searching for a craft/knit/sew/quilt/crochet/make-a-long for this year and by george, i think i’ve found it! bought the book a month ago – this is just the kick i need to *actually use* it!


  22. Perfect! Count me in. I’ve had the book for months but haven’t made anything yet. Plus, it will help me keep my crafting and blogging resolutions.

  23. Can I play, too? I just stumbled across your great idea while wasting time and since I love all things Amy Butler I think this sounds very inspiring. And I just bought the book, what timing!