Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Finished Tote Bag

This bag will be perfect for my upcoming trip and the next quilting retreat. The pattern is from "The Creative Thimble" and their instructions were easy to follow and understand. The zippered inside pocket is big enough to hold my laptop and the other five inside pockets will make it easier to find things. There are two pockets on the front and a full width pocket on the back along with a luggage strap. The side pockets can hold a good sized water bottle or whatever. I didn't take a picture of the top of the bag, but it has a full zipper so nothing will fall out! I'm really happy with the way it turned out and can't wait to put it to use.
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Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Yea! I finished "angel doll" last evening! She was designed by Debra of Wattlebee Designs. Debra had a giveaway on her blog and I won! That seldom happens. I had been visiting her website trying to decide which pattern I wanted to order (they are all so-o-o cute) when I got the e-mail that I was a winner. Now I have to order another one to make, don't you think? Ada measures 19.5" and is designed to hang on a wall, so she will keep me company in my sewing room (studio?).
If you want to visit her site it is: http://wattlebeedesigns.com.au
Time to get back to finishing some ufo's.......... so I can start some more?
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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Thimbles and Threads

Thimbles and Threads in Draper has a new owner! Cathie is a quilter and already had a long-arm quilting business, so she really knows what quilters want. She has a lot of plans for her new shop, so if your travels take you to the SLC area, stop by to see the shop. There will be an open house in April and I made this top as a shop sample. The pattern is from the Moda Bake Shop called "I'm Blushing" and uses a Blush jelly roll. The designer of this quilt is Natalia Bonner and I think she lives here in Utah, too. 
 Cathie is going to put this little quilt in the bathroom in her new shop.  It was so much fun to make. I used the wrong side of the white fabric for part of the rolls to make it look like the unprinted side of the rolls.  This was made using some of the Blush fabric line....can you tell I really like this fabric!
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Friday, March 5, 2010

Blooming Christmas Cactus

Here we go again! This plant had so many blossoms the first time it bloomed that I thought it was done for the year. Well, it has continued to produce a few flowers since last fall, and now has about a dozen more buds. Yes, it still blooms with red and white tinged with a bit of pink. Someone told me not to move or turn the plant while it is blooming because that will cause the buds to fall. I haven't touched it and I think she's right! Just had to share because we all love flowers.....especially with two inches of snow outside! I'm so-o-o ready for spring. We've been teased with some really nice sunny days, but I want more!!
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