Saturday, November 26, 2011

Ahhhhhhhhhh

This is the first weekend in a month that I’ve slept in my own bed and it feels great.  I don’t have any plans for the weekend and I intend to keep it that way.
Last weekend at Retreat I made this bag.
Quilted Bag 003
While the finished product isn’t bad, the pattern was awful.  Here’s a link which I provide only so you WON’T buy it.  I’ve made quite a few bags, but the instructions for this one have so much waste and the way they get you to put it together is not easy and could be done so much better.
I also got all these strips cut out to make a miniature log cabin wallhanging.
Mini Log Cabin 002
I read in one of Judy Martin’s books that an organizer like this one is a good idea to keep all your strips of the same size together.  Now that this is all cut, I think I’ll just put it away and I’ll have my next Retreat project all ready to go!
I’ve made one of these before, so I' know what I’m in for.  The blocks finish at 4”.
Star Log Cabin 002
Our Guild does a secret Santa exchange and each year we pick a letter and the gift must start with that letter.  This year it was D, so I stitched out these little fingertip towels yesterday:
Embroidered Reindeer 002
The meeting isn’t until December 14th, so I’m actually ahead of the game for once!  Now if I could only get my act together and get some Christmas shopping done…

5 comments:

Bunny said...

Nice looking bag. Love the mini log cabin.

quiltmom said...

Some really lovely pieces that you have created Irene. The bag is very pretty- I love the colors that you have chosen for it.
The mini log cabins is a terrific quilt. It looks beautiful.
Your little hand towels are so cute- lucky person who is going to receive them as a gift.
Regards,
Anna

Suzan said...

Well - at least the bag turned out really pretty!

Rian said...

Nothing like sleeping in your own bed.

Tanya said...

Cute towels :) What design are the reindeer?