Tuesday, January 27, 2015

A Little Spring in the Middle of a Blizzard

Here comes another Pennsylvania winter.
I've been stuck in the house for days!!!!

Yea, I have time to work on a couple of UFOs. I finished another Just Right Bag. The floral fabric came from Yankee Pride Quilts in Essex Junction, VT. The ladies there were warm, friendly and helpful. I was a visitor to the area but I think they have made a regular customer out of my Vermonter Uncle I hope to get back there for the Vermont Shop Hop 2015.
The colors did a great job of cheering me up in the middle of this cold, blustery, dreary weather. The fabric is bright and the pattern is practical. It has lots of pockets sewn on the inside as well as a zipper pocket on the outside of the front and an adjustable strap.The first two of these that I completed had snaps on the top and I realized that a zipper would be better when I dumped mine out all over the car, lol.
As if this bag wasn't girly enough, I added an adorable little silver high heeled shoe to the zipper pull. 
The recipient of this bag is a favorite Aunt who did a great job of passing on her obsession with beautiful shoes. Just Right is perfectly Aunt Bernie.  Which brings me back to the point, the past two days were spent working on this sunny, happy project for Aunt Bernie even though the freezing wind howled and the snow just keeps coming and coming and coming.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Ready for 2015!

 I'm ready for 2015!

I was lucky and received several new sewing "toys" for Christmas gifts.  I love the thread spool holder from my husband. It is meant to sit on a table or bench but my favorite handyman indulged me and hung it on the wall. He also gave me a table top ironing board for the studio so that I wouldn't have to keep using the big one for very small things.
Then, I spent all day cleaning and organizing my studio.
I can actually put my hands on what I need without digging for it.

   What do I expect from myself in 2015?

I resolve to expand my skills with each new project in 2015.
I resolve to not have more than three UFOs at one time.
 (One more than last years self inflicted limit :) 
I resolve to work on my Blog's design.
I resolve to be a more consistent Blogger.
I resolve to be helpful and encourage every new quilter that comes my way.

I think that is a good start!
Happy 2015 to all!