July 20, 2010

Crazy Quilting!

Well, my hubby helped me to bring down all of my crazy quilting supplies this past Sunday and I have a guest bedroom closet all set up as my CQ closet now. I have a super duper sweet hubby!  I love this man!   It looks really nice and now no matter what is ailing me, I will always be able to at least stitch to wile away the time.  I am looking at 4 weeks of sitting mostly while my achilles tendon heals, and it is going to be rough...I will say that!

I wish I could share a photo of a block that I am currently working on but it is for a challenge my friend Nicki is hosting on the HGTV Quilting and Needlework Forum.  The challenge is due by mid-August so it isn't but just around the corner!  Photos to come then.. :)

For now, take a look at my organized CQ storage!

July 5, 2010

My First Purse

I started a new blog with 11 other friends and we are making a new project every 6 weeks through 12 projects.  The catch is each cycle you have to send what you make to another member of the group.  When we have made all 12 projects, each group member will own one of your creations!

The first project was handmade totes or bags.  I had my friend carolyn's name and I made this purse and sent it to her.  This is my very first purse and I am quiet pleased with how it came out!
My good friend Karen had my name and this is the beautiful tote that I received from her! I will be toting this to guild next Monday night!

Love these batiks!!!
The next project is quilted and embellished planners!  I have to make one for my good friend Dee!  She loves Batiks too so I think I will make hers from this lucious fabric! :)