Sunday, September 27, 2009

Okay, I’ve returned to my sewing room….

and with the days getting shorter and fewer warm ones remaining, it wasn’t easy to give up my time on the golf course! 

But we can’t always play; sometimes there is work that needs to be done and we need to be responsible individuals. 

At least that’s what I’ve taught my children. 

But they don’t need to know that I don’t always practice what I preach, so let’s keep this to ourselves.  Okay? 

Anyway, here is what I’ve managed to accomplish so far:

One outfit for Adorable Granddaughter Alexis…

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A quilt block for the new virtual quilt group in which I’m participating.  

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This one is for Becky who is the first person we are all making quilt blocks for.  She chose the colors red and aqua for her month, which is October (and I want you all to notice and be impressed that this is still September and my block is complete and will be in the mail tomorrow…see I can accomplish some things before the last minute).

Next is a cute little bag for my secret partner in the Friendship Bag Swap sponsored by Quilting Gallery

I hope she likes it! (p.s. I don’t know why is says “view full album”; there is nothing else there!)

And I got really industrious and made a cute little “passport bag” (that’s what I’m calling it any way) for my sister for her to use on our trip to Italy later this week.  It’s a perfect size for carrying a passport, a small camera and a wallet, with a little bit of room to spare.  The bonus is it can be placed right in front of you, where it’s easy for you to access and prevent someone else’s stealthy hands out – very important when traveling abroad.

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And that’s it for now, folks.

Now I’m returning to my sewing room because I also want to attempt to make me a passport bag, and maybe even get my red/aqua blocks made and in the mail for Jane's Disappearing 9-Patch Swap, all by tomorrow night.

  (Those D9P blocks aren’t due until November 2; so if I do get this accomplished between now and tomorrow night, you can really be impressed then.)

Ciao!

Iva

2 comments:

Missy Melissy said...

Italy, Iva, seriously? I am so jealous. I actually went there in 2002 and it was beautiful. Enjoy. Love the bag! I recognize the butterfly fabric. Was there enough or did you have to hunt more down? Have a great trip!

Iva said...

It's been about 9 years since we've been to Italy, and I'm really excited that my sister will be joining us this time.

There was plenty of the butterfly fabric for the little friendship bag, with just a smidge left over. Thank you again for your thoughtfulness!!