Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Use for my Fabric Box

I made this very fun box last February. I made it just for fun. It has been sitting in my sewing room ever since, and I just put stuff in it sometimes. No real purpose. Do you ever do that? Make something without a purpose? I do -- sometimes.
Well, just this week, I came up with a purpose. We were having a neighborhood party. I was in charge of the paper goods. You know what happens to napkins at an outdoor party? That's right -- they blow wherever the wind will take them. So I did this...

I stacked the napkins on end in my cute little box. Not too many comments about it at the party, but I was feeling extremely proud of this little box having a use. I will definitely use it again. Maybe for Thanksgiving if I can convince my family to come to my house.

Keep on quilting!

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Saturday, August 21, 2010

New Blog for Me to Follow

I've been looking around for a pattern for a lunch sack. I haven't found exactly what I want, but I have seen lots of things to help me in my design. On my way around, I found this blog. She has so many great tutorials that I spent nearly an hour skimming over them. Great ideas for sewing for young children (not my type of sewing, yet), and for accessories. I think when I get my lunch bag put together I'll make a tutorial, too. I want to offer it as a class at our local quilt shop, so we shall see! Anyway, go check it out and enjoy!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Flowers in My Yard

My yard has been neglected lately, and much of it was dead or overgrown. When I cleared away the dead stuff this weekend, these flowers became more visible and are the stars of my flower beds. The grasshoppers have been very bad this year and have done a lot of damage. Hopefully with some of the dead stuff gone, they won't be able to hide as well and my son and his friends can kill them for me.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Yes, I'm Still Here

It has been much too long since I've left a note here. I've been pretty busy with family, projects, and customer quilts. I also started working one day a week at the local quilt shop, and that has been so much fun! I sent my son off to Boy Scouts of America National Jamboree 2 weeks ago, and they missed their flight today, so I should see him tomorrow.

I hoped to show you more than a picture or two, but my computer hiccuped and deleted my profile. I'm starting over from the beginning and it is a slow process. The two pictures above are a table runner sample made for the quilt shop. We have cut a few kits for it, and this will hang at the shop. It was fun and pretty easy to do. I also have a few new projects I want to work on, a class or two to develop and 2 more customer quilts to do. So, we will see how things go in the next few weeks.

School starts in 3 weeks, then canning season will come along, too. The days just fly by! We are not quite finished with the downstairs bathroom, and we have some work to do on the shed this fall. There just is never enough time to do all that needs to be done - but I will keep plugging away at it.

Keep quilting!