Sunday, August 8, 2010

a fusible day

I spent the morning fusing ornaments and a table runner for the Christmas bazaar. I figured since it's August I better get back on track and get some things done so I'll have something for the bazaar. I worked on some reindeer ornament this week, they've been tea dyed and need to dry. I love working with wool and love everything Primitive Gatherings designs. I may have to make another set of ornaments for me!
Reindeer have been speaking to me lately and I love this little table runner. I think I may have a santa by the same designer, I'll need to look for it.
While I was cutting and fusing I listened to a new to me podcast that has quickly become a favorite. It's by sandyquiltz and you can find it at
She has a friendly pleasant voice and has lots of interesting ideas.
A fun way to spend time in the sewing room.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

my new purse!

I had a wonderful time in Knoxville at the AQS show a few weeks ago and bought the pattern for this purse there. It was easy to make and I love the leather handles. The pattern is called "Westwood handbag" from Quilt Plus-http://
They had the most amazing purses on display, most made from Japanese fabrics. And the handles!!! Oh my, I had never seen so many handles in one place and in so many colors. Of course I got brown. If you ever get a chance to go to one of the AQS shows-go!!! I had two lectures with Alex Anderson which were great and I prowled the vendor booths and got lots of goodies. Now to find the time to sew.

I've started quilting the shop hop quilt, I want to finish it and give it to Jaime for Christmas, it'll look good on her brown wall. My machine quilting is gradually improving and I've stopped taking out stitches. I'll wait and see how they look when it's done. And it will be on a high wall!