Donation Tote Bag

Recently, Mom asked for something for her church auction. they raise money to pay off the student loans of the priests, presumably so the priests can adhere to their vow of poverty.** I thought of this bag. It was, after all, almost done and meant I didn’t have to start a new project. Perfect. I … Continue reading “Donation Tote Bag”

Last of the Jane Market Totes

I am not sure I will make these bags again. I might, but I have made enough to last me a lifetime. I have taken making more than one from the same pattern to new heights of crazy. The funny thing about making the same pattern over and over is that I get used to … Continue reading “Last of the Jane Market Totes”

Julie Tote

I spent some time sewing yesterday in between soccer and a movie. As a result, I finished the Anna Maria Horner Multi-tasker Tote. I keep thinking of it as the Julie tote, since Julie looked high and low and found the blue Denyse Schmidt fabric for me. She may get a gift. 😉 As I … Continue reading “Julie Tote”

Review: Multi-tasker Tote

If I didn’t think Anna Maria Horner was a goddess already,  I do now.  I spent the day on Sunday, minus a short chauffeuring task, with the Multi-tasker Tote (AMH MTT), a recent pattern from Ms. Horner. As I suspected, I did have trouble understanding the directions. It is the way I learn and not … Continue reading “Review: Multi-tasker Tote”

A Second Cup of Tea

I was incredibly pleased for The Child when he received a package from famous quilt artist, Pamela Allen last week. In it she had created a quilt-let inspired by a drawing that The Child did while she was doing a teaching-visit last year.It is so fantastic to see her interpretation of The Child’s drawing in … Continue reading “A Second Cup of Tea”

Lil Sissy Pencil Roll

Pencil rolls usually take me about 3 hours to make. That assumes, of course, that I don’t sew the ties to the back as I am making the pencil pockets and have to rip out. This one took me three days for a number of reasons. First, not being one to make simple requests, she … Continue reading “Lil Sissy Pencil Roll”

Various and Sundry Thursday

Around the Web Have you seen Judy Martin’s newish Free Block (quilt?) of the Moment? It is a nice updated version of a rail fence. It would make a nice FOTY project. Jinny Beyer also has a free block she calls Block-a-Week. Every Friday she posts a new block. I wrote about her block of … Continue reading “Various and Sundry Thursday”

Book Review: Sew What! Bags

Sew What! Bags: 18 Pattern-Free Projects You Can Customize to Fit Your Needs by Lexie Barnes My rating: 4 of 5 stars I was sitting at a cafe’ when I started looking at this book. I glanced through it first and decided that I liked the format and the layout, but wasn’t enamored of the … Continue reading “Book Review: Sew What! Bags”

Indulgence / Retail Therapy

I spent last week in SoCal doing a little bit of Grama wrangling/triage with my mom. If it isn’t abundantly clear, I was away from my sewing machine. The only fiber work I did was work on a bit of the hand stitching of Beach Town. After thinking about it, I may pull out what … Continue reading “Indulgence / Retail Therapy”