Monday, June 28, 2010

Just can't stop.

Made a bunch of these bags. 22 all total. So Cute. So easy to make. Takes longer to pick out the fabric combinations. Lots of purple and pinks in this batch.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Bento Box Blocks

I joined a Bento Box Block Swap. Make blocks, cut in quarters, keep one, send in the rest, received same number made by others. How cool is that!

Here are my blocks.

Then finally all block mixed up and one of each put together to make  a different square.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Can't put it down.

I started my Summer Reading. I am reading Stieg Larson's Trilogy -
The girl with the dragon tatoo,
The girl who played with fire
The girl who kicked the hornets nest.

I was almost  finished with the second one last night, but it was so late and I was so tired I had to leave the last 20 pages un read.

I went to the book store at lunch today and picked up some books for Casey and the third book. Needless to say, when I got home tonight I finished the second book, popped something in the oven for dinner and started  the third on. The same characters are throughout the trilogy and the story is continued from one to the other. Very interesting reading. Great plot, twists and turns that I did not expect.  I know that I will be reading and not doing much sewing for the next few days.

Monday, June 14, 2010

They are done - Finally

I have been away for awhile. I have been lurking but not posting. Life just got very hectic. I did make some more bags like those in the last post, and I have more to make. I have been busy in the gargen, so much rain, the weeds are growing like weeds. Finally I have the last plants ready to go into the new 8x8 raised bed that Casey and I made yesterday. It will house the beans, peas and onions. I don't know if they should be planted together but that is the way things are going the year.

A while ago, I signed up for a pot holder exchange on Malka Dubrawsky's web site. I was paired up with Kelly from Nebraska. We had a few weeks to get them completed. That was about the time the life got really busy, work got busy, and it rained a lot. So I only completed mine this morning. Kelly sent hers out on time and I had the pleasure of enjoy looking at them. I made sure that they didn't get used until I got hers completed.

Here are the lovely potholder and pan holder that Kelly made. She did such fine work. She also sent a recipe.

Here is what I sent Kelly. The potholders are good, but the quilting was my first. Thankfully, there will be cherry pie juice and baked bean sauce on them soon. I felt so bad about getting them to her so late that I made a Snappy bag from the same fabric and sent that along.