Wednesday, November 27, 2013

A Good Day to Stay Home

I got up this morning to this.

Of course, one of the advantages to being a knitter in this weather is this.
You can have warm feet and they can be cute, too! I made these socks last spring, as the weather was getting warmer, so today was their first outing.

Good weather to stay in and sew.
Christmas is coming so I am working on more gifts.
Like all my projects for dear ones.
This is a camera case to match last week's tote bag.
I was going to sew a velcro dot on it to keep it closed, but the dots were too sticky to get a needle through. On to plan "B", I guess.

Keep warm!

Linking up with the Needle and Thread Network.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Bow Tuck Tote Untucked

I found a kit for a Bow Tuck Tote in a clearance bin of a local quilt shop. I put it away, and found the kit in my stash, just before I went on retreat, last month. I put it in the bag, and discovered that it was just what I wanted to do at retreat (after the pillowcases and table toppers).

I decided that it really needed a zipper, and since I didn't have one in my retreat bag, I brought it home to finish. Since I wanted to give it as a Christmas gift, I figured I needed to finish it, this past weekend.

It is a very firm bag, with 2 layers of batting. I think if I ever made it again, I would use interfacing in the lining, instead of batting. It has 10 pockets on the inside, so there is lots of room to get organized. I think it will make a nice carry-on bag for traveling.

Meanwhile, for those who have been asking, here are Daisy and Austen, my current Fosters. They are 3 months old, and into everything.
I caught this picture while they were napping.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Another Tinner Tuesday

I have a cold, which is the only reason I can think for deciding to make a block with this many bias edges!

I did manage to get all my points to match (at least from this distance). :)