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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Laundry 101

My young (well, compared to me) friend Allie is off to Loyola College in Maryland this fall. She's extremely excited. I decided to make something for her as a "Congratulations" present...a personalized laundry bag. We moms think of all the important things in life. :) I used some Amy Butler Midwest Modern fabric from my stash. Of course it didn't make a dent in the stash but it was nice using some of this very fun fabric. Anyway, here are a few pictures of Allie and the bag of course.

Wait, is that a dirty sock I see under that table?

Allie, good luck, have fun, work hard, call often and please get an A+ in Laundry 101!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Can a person have too many bags?

Apparently not, especially if you look at my collection. I do love bags! Here is a very cute bag I recently did for summer. I quilted the outer fabric and put a binding in one of my favorite Amy Butler fabrics. Actually, the whole bag is done in Amy Butler fabrics from her Midwest Modern collection.

Check out this little halter shirt I made for a young girl. Now tell me, what would a very cute top be without a matching bag?

On another note...a couple of friends and I attented the 3rd Annual Rhode Island Sheep and Wool festival. It's a great festival even if you don't knit, spin or weave. There is a kids craft tent where they can try all these things as well as a sit and knit area where you can park yourself and knit. Great way to meet new friends. And of course there is the shopping. My friend Lisa brought her camera and I'm sure she'll be posting soon. I'm a little worried since I let myself be photographed with a donkey. Anyway it's a great festival in a beautiful a setting.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

It's been a while

I know it's been a while but you know how that goes. Anyway, I have a BOM update. The twelvth and final block arrived last week. I need to sew that one as well as redo 3, 4 and 5. Almost there. I hope to have the top pieced together by the end of June and at the machine quilters shortly after.
Block IX - Pinwheel Wonder by Deborah Schoof

Block X - Steppin' Up by Camille Roskelley

Block XI - Anka's Star by Heather Peterson