Sunday, July 10, 2011

Almost Monday...

It's early evening on Sunday.
Time to sit and relax
before the work week begins.

What have I been up to?

Well, for one...
I've been steadily working on 
block 5 of the Snow Days quilt.
It's a larger block than the previous 4, 
so it's taking longer.
But, it's getting there.
That's what I'll be working on
for the rest of the evening.

Other projects have been
started and finished.
Three in total.
Can only show two right now, though.

The first is another red tote. 
Are you getting tired of seeing red?
I kinda am.
The next one I make will not be red.

I had this one mostly made
and decided it was too small for Sally.
So, I made her another one.
The one I gave her is shown here.
This one measures 9 x 11 x 2,
which I decided might be just
the perfect size for
taking a walk in the park.
So, I finished it
and will be gifting it soon.

 My sister, Joyce, wanted a library book bag
for her grandson, Trent.
His birthday is in a few weeks.
I put this together for him today.
Measuring about 12 1/2 x 11 inches,
it is lined...and has a small pocket
inside for his library card.

The other finish will be shown sometime soon.

I had my first grilled burger of this year!
ohman, was it good!
Last night, Julie and I were invited
next door for supper.
Hamburgers, potato salad,
chips and salsa, grilled squash,
and strawberry cake.
It was really nice to have some 
social time and to think about
something other than sewing.

August is my month in the
aqua and red block swap.
I'll be busy getting my
fabric ready to mail out.
More on that at another time.

Hope your weekend was great!

Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might. - Ecclesiastes 9:10


WoolenSails said...

Wonderful bags, something I still need to try myself.
You really jumped right into quilting and have been doing so much and so much beautiful work.


Farm Girl said...

I do love your bags. I am not getting tired of them yet. This weekend flew by but it was a nice one. Our heat finally broke today. I am so glad the humidity has gone for a bit.
I hope you have a great week.

Courtney said...

We grilled steak for supper last night and it was divine! Hey, that tote looks very familiar! I just love mine!!
Can't wait to see the new blocks.

moosecraft said...

Awesome tote and bag! Love that red fabric! Trent is going to be so proud walking to the library with that filled with books! You just made me REALLY hungry with that grilled burger, potato salad, salsa and grilled squash and strawberry shortcake.... *sigh* Is it lunch time yet?!?!?!?! lol!

Anonymous said...

I thought I responded to this post but maybe I didn't. Getting old!! lol
I love the tote and hope Trent's mom doesn't check out your blog to see it ahead of time.
I can't wait to see what else you are making.
Love, Joyce

Why Not Sew? said...

Nice tote. love the colors. the library book bag is very cute too. Is there a picture somewhere of the Snow Days quilt finished? I thought you had a link to one but can't find it.

Joanne said...

How can you be tired of seeing red? Not me! Love your bags - What a cool bag for Trent - what a great Aunt you are