Sunday, February 19, 2012

Sew On!!!

WINNER of the giveaway:
Madge @ The View Right Here!
Congratulations, Madge!
I've emailed you.
Thank you so much to all who entered.  


I had a few projects that I really needed to finish up.  In addition to the swoonalong and the hand-pieced quiltalong, I really want to start working on my next quilt project.  But, I won't let myself start until these other things are finished and ready to go out the door.

So.  I was determined to get a lot done this weekend...and I did! Some of these were started before the weekend.   And, some were started/finished this weekend.

This is a Nook Cozy.  (or kindle...mine seems to like it okay).  Measures about 6.5 x 7.5 inches.  I am waiting for a magnetic snap for it and then it will be on its way to sister Joyce for her friend.

Niece/Goddaughter Jody requested some kleenex cozies.  She sent fabric and I made 10 of them for her.  Those colors are fun!

Sister Jill was showing off her tote bag and 2 coworkers ordered bags!  They wanted theirs to be red...and just like Jill's tote.  So, they are.  Kind of.  Same fabrics, anyway.
tote #1
tote #2

closeup of button and loop on tote #2

Jill's birthday is tomorrow and she requested a plastic bag holder.  I've been making these for several years and they sure come in handy!  This one is empty, so it looks kind of can get a lot of plastic bags inside of that!   This is just one of Jill's gifts...the others aren't done, yet.  Yes, I know...they're going to be late.

 And.  Always planning ahead.  My niece, Michelle, will be 26 on Tuesday.  Needless to say, her gift will also be late.  Waiting on the pattern.  That I just ordered on Friday.  But, here's the fabric for it.  She loves blue and I think she will love this fabric.  I'll show you when it's done.

I cut out my pieces for block 4 - bear paw - of the hand-pieced quiltalong.  The measurements were off, so some resizing needs to be done.  I'll work on those this week when I'm sitting in front of the tv.

I think that's that!  A great feeling to be getting these projects done.   

Have a great week!

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."Jeremiah 29:11


WoolenSails said...

You make so many wonderful things. I tried to make an iPad case and made a mess, lol. I gave up and got a regular one with my christmas gift card;) I need to start practicing machine quilting and making things, I used to do it, so just need to get the brain working again.


Farm Girl said...

Wow, you are a busy lady. That is incredible how much work you got accomplished.
I wish I could just sit and watch you to see how fast you sew.
I bet if I watched you I would learn a lot.

Anonymous said...

Wow that is a lot of projects to finish up. Then also remember I can use more Kleenex cozies and if you need material let me know. That Nook cozy is wonderful and Paula is going to love it! Thanks for sharing! Joyce

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Love the Nook cozy ~ great idea!

moosecraft said...

You certainly know how to make great use of your time! These are all lovely gifts! The kindle cozy is just right... and love the colors and the tissue holders! And, naturally, I LOVE the totes!!! There is something to be said for things that look nice... but things that look nice and have a purpose is completely great! You ROCK!!! :-)

Joanne said...

Great totes! Wow is all i have to say - you've been busy making wonderful items!

Anonymous said...

I stopped by to see what you're up to today.. and was blown away to see I was chosen 'winner' in your drawing! Wow! Can't wait to receive your email about it! I also am a quilter (though it's been a while since my last project) and a seamstress (since age 8) ... imagine my surprise .. thank you, Jacque!