Sunday, November 29, 2009

My Little Change Purse

Here is my little Change Purse that I like to make out of left over fabric. It is the perfect size to carry in your pocket. Just right for a little cash or a charge card in the zippered section. There is a pocket on the outside for your business cards. I made my first little change purse when I got tired to carrying my cards in a rubber band or a baggie. That was a tacky thing to do. Not very professional.
I like to add a medal slip ring to the zipper pull tab for an extra key.

I started out the day by going to church, then back home for a combination breakfast/lunch. I had left-overs from Thanksgiving - yummy - . Then I was off to work at JoAnn Fabrics again. We were busy today, but not as busy as the past two days. I'm not schedualed (? sp) to work again til Sat.. Tony and I had pizza for super tonight. Now I'm ready to sew for awhile.

That's about all the excitement for today. Take care

Saturday, November 28, 2009

The Sat after Black Friday 2009

I worked at JoAnn Fabrics again today and we were just as busy today as we were yesterday. I spent most of the day putting fabric (especially fleece) back on the shelves. The Blizzard fleece at $2.99 a yard was "flying out the door".

The weather man was right when he said it was going to be windy last night. That wind howled all night long. It was cold and windy today, but NO snow. Thank you, God. I am NOT looking forward to snow.

I am posting a picture of the last Expandable Tote/Duffle Bag that I finished and one of the three small change purses that I made out of the left over fabric. These change purses are really nice and just the right size. They measure about 5"x3.5". There is a zippered section and an outside pocket to hold your business cards. I add a ring to the zipper pull tag for a couple of keys.

I need to get in bed. Tomorrow is church and then back to work.

Take care...

Friday, November 27, 2009

Thanksgiving and Black Fri. 2009

Thanksgiving was quiet around our house. Just Tony and me. I fixed a small meal and baked a cherry pie for Tony. It (the pie) turned out all right. It certainly didn't look like "the picture", but Tony ate it and said it was good. I am not a pie baker, but I deserve points for trying. Part of the afternoon and evening I spent finishing a bag and watching "The God Father" movies on TV. TR called in the evening to let us know that AJ was sick all day.

I spent Fri. morning and early afternoon doing the laundry and ironing. That is all done and taken care of. I worked at JoAnn Fabrics this evening. We really weren't to busy with customers. Most of our time was spent putting stock away and taking care of other things. All of the mad dash of Black Fri was over by 5 PM when I got to work. Tomorrow will be another extra busy day. More door busters and sales.

According to the weather man we have some bad weather coming tomorrow. Tonight we are having some bad winds and tomorrow it will be cold and rainy with the possibility of snow (booo, hissss, I don't like that).

Tonight I tried to down load some pictures of my new bags and change purses, but the battery in my camera died. I have only one new bag to show you tonight. Tomorrrow I will post the other ones for you.

Good night. I'm going to get in bed and read for awhile...

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Some Completed Projects

Here are two of my finished projects. The first one is another Expandable Tote/Duffle Bag. These are wonderful bags and can be used for anything that you would use a bag for. They are machine washable and dryable (is that correct)?? The second is a light weight flannel rag quilt made with just two layers of flannel. It's soft and cuddly and I love it. I don't know if this will be a Christmas gift or if I will sell it. Time will tell.

I spent time this morning re-arranging the wiring on my computer. I don't like the way wires are laying all over the floor. I gathered some of them up and wrapped rubber bands around them and tucked some behind various gadgets. Everything seems to be working alright, so hopefully I haven't loosened and connections.

This has been a busy weekend. Fri. I did my third craft show - that one was a real bummer. I made enough to pay for my table and a hot dog and soda for lunch. NOT good. Then I worked at JoAnn's from 5-9:45 that evening. I was exhausted by the time I got home. Back to work Sat. morning from 9 AM to 2:30. VERY busy day. Practice for Black Fri.. After work I went to pick up DH's computer. (I had taken it to my "computer friend" to be updated and all that good stuff. He hadn't touched it since Jan. when he had his heart attack) Anyway--- I brought it home and - after much discussion, we got it hooked up and working. I finally had a chance to come upstairs and relax. I worked on putting another expandable tote together. That one is almost finished. Later, when things calmed down, I went back down stairs for milk and cookies while DH had his coffee. I finished machine quilting another expandable tote bag.

It's time to get ready for church, then back to JoAnn's for another crazy busy day. Take care

Friday, November 13, 2009

My Second Craft Show

I did my second craft show for this season yesterday. I didn't do as good as I did with the first one, but that is alright. I am happy. I did alright and I had a nice day. I sold three (or was it four??) of my big expandable tote bags. Now I have to get busy and make some more for my next (and last) show for this year. I have a stack of them all cut out and ready to be machine quilted. Hopefully I will start on them tonight while I watch TV with Tony. I also sold some of my scrap booking stuff and a box of (maybe 12) unsewn (is that a word) cloth books. Both of those sales made me REALLY happy :)

Last Wed. I finally got outside and did some raking. I filled five big bags with leaves. There are lots more to be raked up. I'm hoping I get more of them cleaned up before it snows.

That's about it for now. I'm going to go sew...