Wednesday, July 30, 2008

This 'n That

First on my list: The Summer Bag Exchange

This is the bag I sent to my secret exchange person.

I put two pockets with elastic for a cell phone and sunglasses, on the other side is a key fob.
The flap has a decorative button on the front but it actually closes with a magnetic snap. I also included several fat quarters and these cute little bobbin wraps. You'll never have to worry about your bobbin thread unraveling.

(Wow can I take a horrible picture or what!)
You probably recognize these little doodads. They are ponytail holders for little girls. If you can find the super tiny ones for babies they'll probably work better. Not only will it prevent the thread from unraveling, they also won't roll around willy nilly and with the bright wraps they're easy to see.

Above is the bag I received from Erika from Mexico City. Isn't it pretty. My photograph does not do it justice nor the fabrics she gave me. The bag is knitted with white, yellow and pink yarn. It have a soft lining and a full zipper. It also has a long strap so you can wear it like a messenger bag. The white fabric is silky and is embroidered with a border, the gold is sheer with a design throughout it and the last a deep green jute fabric. Erika also gave me a sweet embroidered handkerchief. Thank you again, Erika I love all of it.

Second: A Bag for Me
Jeannett, here's the bag I made for shopping at the New Braunfels Quilt Show that took place last week. Too bad I got seriously sick the night before and spent all of Saturday in bed or the bathroom. Oh well, there's always next time.
The fabric is called Kaleidoscope but I don't remember who the designer is, very bright and groovy. I decided to add a couple of loops on the inside top to hook sunglasses and reading glasses. I also want to add a key fob. I didn't have time to put batting in the straps so when I fix them that's when I'll add these new things. I am also planning to make a wallet and cell phone holder.
Third: A Quillow Tutorial in the works
I am almost finished with a quillow so in a week or so as soon as I get the instructions together I'll put a tutorial together.
That's it for now!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

The Feathered Nest Apron Swap

This is the apron I made for Kellie in Arizona. I used a pattern from Butterick. Since I haven't made any clothing in years I had forgotten how complicated Butterick likes to make their instructions. The ruffle along the bottom made an appearance after I could not understand their directions for attaching a straight border that came to a point at the center. I think the ruffle looks so much better, don't you?

And this is the apron I received from Kelli in Utah. Look familiar? That's because she used the same pattern, just a different view. It's the prettiest aqua, brown & white fabric with birds and flowers. Thank you Kelli, it's the cutest and I received several comments when I wore it during Bunco at my house last week. Unfortunately, it didn't help me win anything but everyone loved my brownies.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Hippity Hoppity....

Looks like someone around our house is waiting for the Easter bunny.

I'll be spending my Easter sewing. I'll have a new niece mid April, so a baby quilt needs to be made, I also have my first quarter Thimbleberries quilt to work on and finish my exchange gift for the
Intercambio San Jordi hosted by Toni.


Monday, March 17, 2008

Intercambio San Jordi

It's time for another exchange. So here's a little about me for my exchange partner.

I like yellow, pink and white roses. I don't have a favorite color but I do lean towards shades of greens. My favorite craft is patchwork and I have recently rediscovered embroidery which I am enjoying a great deal.

Couldn't add pictures this morning...I guess Blogger is hungover from their trip to Austin for SXSW.


Sunday, March 2, 2008

Here is the finished quilt for my husband's hospital bed. It was quite the hit in the hospital. His surgery also went well and he's doing great.

The quilt is approximately 76"x90". I made up the pattern and the quilter used a darling dragonfly design.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

I'm Back!!!!!!!!

I've not had a computer to use for quite some time. I hope everyone has had a wonderful holiday and great New Years.

Here's a sneak peek of what I've been working on lately.
It's a quilt for my husband. He has surgery on Feb. 12th and wants a quilt on his hospital bed. I'm not sure they'll let him, but I've got it done and sent overnight to the quilters. Now I'm just waiting for it to get back so I can put the binding on and washed before the big day.

Do you see my poor banged up thumb in the above picture? I was looking at doors in Lowe's and they all slammed back on my thumb...let me just say it hurt a lot. I might have even used a couple of not so ladylike words. That was over a month ago and I still have a long way to go before the hole in my nail is gone.

Well it looks like blogger isn't going to let me put any more pictures on tonight.


Sunday, December 16, 2007

My apologies, Jeanett...

My stocking swap gift to Jeanett was returned as undeliverable, but the package is back on the way to Bolivia in the morning. My deepest apologies, Jeanett.