Saturday, March 21, 2009

Been busy!




Where to start? I've been neglectful of my blog, but I have been busy. Here's what I've been working on. Found a bag pattern in this magazine..... and made myself one a couple of days ago. I love it!



I still have to put a button and closure on it, but I'm still calling it done. My daughter needs a big bag like this and loved it, so she and I are both making one today. She's very excited to set up her machine and sew with me. Cool, huh?
Next up...I have been hand quilting a top I made a while back. The quilting is completely finished and now it just needs a binding!
I had no idea how much I would enjoy hand quilting. To actually do the whole quilt....I'm thrilled. I can see more of this in my future. Here's the back, it's hard to see the quilting though.
I also love the Grandmothers Flower Garden but I was intimidated by the hand sewing of all those hexagons. No more! I can do it....wooohoooo! So, I'm making these flowers. So...that's what's been keeping me from posting on here. Is that a good excuse? Giggle! I've also been doing the usual life stuff. My friend, Val, asked me to help with a dinner for an entire town near me yesterday. So ... we cooked that all day yesterday. Roast beef, real mashed taters, corn, green beans, rolls, gravy, and a lot of desserts. It was a great turn out and was to benefit the Southern Links Trailways. Another reason I love love love living in a small town. I really enjoy all the community events I get to be a part of. Our annual Easter Egg hunt is April 4th, and that's the big event. We had over 600 people last year. 4000 eggs are a lot of eggs. They are plastic and stuffed with prize buttons and candy. Our local senior group stuffs them all for us, so we only have to hide them. A local Christian campground lets us use their facilities and it's a great time! I'm looking forward to it already! I'll be exhausted on April 5th! Ha!

Well.....Cindy bag time now. So....I'm off! Happy National Quilting Day to all!


7 comments:

Amelia said...

You are one busy lady that is for sure. Love the quiit and the hand quilting too (but you know how much I like the hand quilting part)

Enjoy the weekend!

Moneik said...

Great bag! I've been going to make that bag too, just haven't gotten around to it yet. Have fun sewing with Cindy today. Happy National Quilting Day to you too.

Kristie said...

You have been busy! Love that bag, I marked that pattern in my magazine too. I would love to make one soon.

Love your quilt! I do enjoy handquilting. What pattern is that? I like it!
Kristie

Carol VR said...

Wow those bags are catching on like wildfire...

Sara said...

Wow, you have been busy! Love the bag, I may have to make one! Love the quilt and the flower garden! HOpe you enjoyed sewing with your daughter!

Jen said...

Wow!! You have been busy! And you conqured bags!!

starrynightquilter said...

I am so sorry you mentioned that magazine. I just stood at the drugstore waiting for my son's allergy medicine, thumbing through the pages - and since I am working very hard to reduce spending, and also to STOP ADDING MORE PROJECTS TO THE ALREADY MILLION FLOATING AROUND IN MY HEAD OR IN PROGRESS...I WAS ABLE TO PUT IT BACK....and now, I picture myself heading to the drugstore for it anyway...thank you so much.