Wednesday, January 30, 2013

A Finish or two..... and many more Starts

The one "Finish" is something I did make for myself last week.  I found a pattern on and used some of the linen fabric that I had been hoarding.  A friend, Jennifer, had given me the handles as part of my birthday gift and this bag was just perfect for them.

The outer fabric was some I bought from Sew Me A Song a little while ago and the lining was Echino linen in lime from Fiddleheads Artisan Supply in Belfast, ME.  I added buttons on the inside just for more handle support, and a couple of pockets and a magnetic snap.  It's just the right size.

I have ordered from Sew Me A Song maybe 4 times now and each time, I am more impressed with the service.  The order is shipped almost as soon as I complete it online and within 2 days, it arrives in Maine.  Beautiful fabric and great service.

I also ordered some flex frames on Etsy to make a change purse or two...........

and the inside...........

The new "Starts" are the many wonderful sew/quilt-alongs that are just too hard to resist:

And lastly,  Blogger Girls BOM.  I used some of the fabric I won, Pirouette, and mixed in some polka dots.

Still haven't finished the projects in the works.....oh well..... Thanks for checking out my Blog!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy Happy New Year

Happy New Year to everyone!  I made 2 resolutions this was to start exercising and the other was to finish all half-done projects before starting anything new.  I did do 2 miles on the treadmill and then went downstairs to my sewing room to just get things organized.   And already broke resolution #2.  I downloaded the Lucky Star BOM from Don't Call Me Betsy and made the sample block.  It was so much fun that I don't feel guilty........much.

In earlier posts, I mentioned the quilts I made for my kids and their partners, but failed to mention what I made for my wonderful husband who supports my fabric here is his wool pillow.....based on Lisa Bongean's table runner pattern.  Now that we are empty-nesters, we went to get the tree as always...but not quite as much fun as when the kids were little.

My daughter recently bought herself a new sewing machine and for the first time ever, has been interested in sewing.  She made me and her mother-in-law a little tote bag which she filled with her homemade chai tea and a beautiful depression glass cup and saucer with antique silver spoon.  She is the antique lover in the family and also brought me a beautiful assortment of vintage linens from her travels.

My son Luke gave me a gift certificate to Pins and Needles, my favorite local quilt shop and I plan to put it to good use with my best bud, Pat, very soon.   This was part of her Christmas present from me.

And.....a few unexpected gifts...winnings from 3 giveaways:

From Corrie at Quilt Taffy, a Posy charm pack.

From FreeSpirits Fabrics, 6 one yard cuts of their new line, Pirouette.

And from Anna Griffin/Blend Fabrics, a FQ collection of the Tilly Collection.

 I am thrilled beyond belief with these winnings!   What a wonderful end to 2012!  And thanks to all who are gracious enough to visit and read my blog!!  xoxo