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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

It's me again!!

Well this is a first. Blogging two days in a row!!
 I found my camera! I made it a little bag a few weeks ago, put it in it so I would know where it was..haha. then I forgot I put it in the little bag. I think I need to leave myself notes about where I put things. I keep misplacing things. I wanted a place where all the cords and extra stuff I was always looking for that went with the camera could live. It works great!

Here is a photo of the cute little camera bag made from Layer Cake squares and I also  a sample for the quilt shop I work at. It is designed by Heather Bailey and is called "Smarty Girl Book Bag". It is just soooo cute and really fast and easy to make.
And Thanks for the kind and encouraging comment, it truly made my day and I will not give up!!! A journey is one step at a time!!!!
Have a great day out there in Blogland!!!
Hugs, K

Monday, May 24, 2010

New Beginnings

Hi there,
First I must say that my post today will be without photos because I cannot locate my digital camera. I have complained so much about it not taking great pics that I think it may be hiding from me!! Seriously, I cannot remember where I put it or used it last. I've searched the whole house, but no luck.
Anyway, I have spent the last two weeks embarking on a new/old adventure..losing weight and increasing my activity level. So far I gained 4 pounds :-(   and I'm hungry all the time. And I'm having serious carb and sugar withdrawal!   So I'm adding some more healthy carbs this week to see if I can jumpstart something. I feel as though my body is against me, but I am determind to stay with it. More fruit and veg and whole grains and lean protien. Sounds like a plan right? I can't understand why it isn't working!!
I do have a few projects to work on in the studio this week. More quilting to be done on  grandson's quilt and a new bag idea to work on. Maybe work will distract me?
Well must go and find something healthy to eat!! Wish me luck.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Time For Tea & Thee

This adorable vintage wall ornament was sent by a very special friend. She found it in an antique mall in  Indiana. She knows my passion for anything "tea" and "chickens" and found both in the same piece. Is this cute or what!!! Thank you sooo much, Libby! You know me so well. I just adore this.
I also have been working on making some small bags using some Honeybun strips and left-over jellyroll strips. The pattern is included in the honeybun two roll box set. It makes a very cute bag but I don't like wasting the beautiful strips on the inside of the bag so I adapted it to use 1/2 the strip-set and a coordinate piece to line the inside. You get two bags from a set of 10 instead of just one. The Jellyrolls work as well you just need 5 of them to make two bags. I think these will make really nice gifts to have on hand for special people.
I plan on keeping one to use for my hand applique supplies. I may even play with adding a pocket inside.
Well to all of you Mothers out there I hope you have a great day celebrating with those you love and love you.  Spend your day doing whatever it is that gives you the most pleasure.
As for me, I will be in my studio for part of the day sewing and then enjoying dinner with family.
Enjoy   xxoo