Monday, February 15, 2010

Two new Finishes

First, here is the Expandable Tote Bag that I made for a new friend. I am trying something new with my bags. I have added a peltex lining to the two big pockets. This gives the bag more body so I will stand straight and not flop over. I like it.

Next are the new Valintine pillow cases that I made for me and DH.

I spent a lot of time today stitching scrap pieces of fabric together. I will be making another scrappy strip pieced quilt. I enjoy making them. They go so fast and use up a lot of left over fabric.

Take care...

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Good Snowy Morning

We have snow this morning and it's still coming down. Not a lot (compared to
what some people have) but enough to close the schools. When the schools are
closed, the Senior Center is closed, so, that means no quilting this
morning. Bummer... So---- what shall I do today??? I may shovel some of this
mess. TR will be here late to do most of it. I really want to finish an
Expandable Tote that has been ordered. I should add my new scrappy Double
Four Patch quilt to my Etsy and see if I can sell it for the Senior
Center... We will see how much I get done today.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Quilting Weekend 2010

Another Quilting Weekend has come and gone. We had a great time (as usual). This year I learned how to make Fabric Bowls. I was amazed at how easy they are to make. I did two. One for me and one to give to Nancy (she stayed with her Dad Fri. & Sat. nights). We got photos with the bowls on our heads (using them as hats).I also learned how to make a sewing machine mat. I made three and gave them all away. Later I made one for myself. I sold 5 (I believe)Expandable Totes and got an order for one more. The weather was very cold the whole weekend and parts of the hotel were cold.