Saturday, January 22, 2011

Pockets To Go

These are Pockets to Go, a really cute and fun pattern from Atkinson Designs.
The pattern was very simple and really easy to follow.
The pockets actually went together pretty fast.
The hand sewing of the bindings took me awhile but I'm getting faster at it.

I took them to work to use on my desk.
Maybe I'll make another set for my sewing room.

Friday Night Sew in Projects

I participated in the Friday Night Sew In for January. I have been working on two bags that are for birthday gifts. I had to finish this one because the dinner party is tonight at Hibachi's in Philly. I'm still not sure if I'm going. It is so bitter cold out. I may be nice and babysit my grand kids so my daughter can go. Anyway this is another Newport Bag. I made this for my son's girlfriend. I hope she likes it. I had this fabric awhile, it is by Timeless Treasure. I'm determined this year to put a dent in the fabric stash. I had meant to lengthen the strap on my next Newport Bag but remembered after I cut it. I'll try and remember for the one in the works below.

Now this one is in the works. It is for my sister, whose birthday has already passed. But by the time I see her again it should be finished. I needed more Pellon fusible fleece. On the way home from work I stopped by the super Jo~Ann's. And guess what? They were out. Sheesh, they have been having what is called a "winter warm up" sale and all batting is 50% off. People have been buying this stuff up. If I had known that I would have went to the smaller Jo~Ann store near work. Oh well. That is what 50% off coupons are for. I'll pick some up next week. I'm using a Moda Charm Pack for this one, it's called "Nostagia" by April Cornell.

After I left Jo~Ann's yesterday I made at stop at Olde City Quilts to pick up some Valentine fabric. I need to get my apron done for the Flirty Apron Swap. Here's the fabric I picked up and am thinking about this pattern as it is appropriate for this theme. Funny at Olde City Quilts they were having a sew in!!!

And last but not least I did a little knitting once I left the sewing room. I watched my daily recording of the View and worked on this scarf a bit. This project has been lingering entirely too long. I need to finish it.

Friday, January 21, 2011

New Hot Mama Apron Swap

Val has posted the first Hot Mama Apron Swap for this year.
Sign ups end on January 29, 2011.
If interested, go check it out: Chicken Lovin' Hot Mamas

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Another Skinny Mini Table Runner

You know how you get to organizing your fabric and supplies and you come across stuff you forgot that you had? Well I had received this kit as a gift from one of my quilting pals.
I needed a quick project with a quick finish so I sewed up another Skinny Mini Table Runner.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

First Flirty Apron Swap of the Year

Shawnee just posted the details for her first apron swap of the year. If interested click the badge and go check it out.

Note the registration deadline is January 2011.

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Friday Night Sew In January 21

Okay the holidays are over. So it's time to get back into a normal routine. First Friday night sew in of the year is January 21. Come join in!! Go over to Heidi's blog and sign up by clicking the badge below.

Sunday, January 02, 2011

A New Bag for a New Year

Happy New Year to everyone in blogland. To start off the year I made myself a new Bow Tucks Bag. I used the knitting chickens fabric that I picked up last October when I was in the Poconos. The project was a lot easier this time though I still shake my head when reading that pattern. But I prevailed and I have myself a new knitting tote.

I like the many pockets in the bag, perfect for holding yarn, hooks and needles.

By the way I plan to do a lot more knitting and crocheting this year. I told myself I have to stay away from those games on Facebook.