Last night I joined a class at Material Possessions Quilt Shop for the Humbug Bag....I just love these bags!!! These quilted/lined bags are great for hundreds of uses and with only two fat quarters you can make three (a small, med, large sized) bags. I completed the large sized bag last night and love the way it turned out. I used the pincushion fabric from Loralie Designs on the outside and the black & white polka dot fabric for the lining....so cute!! I am going to make the medium and small sized bags today (if I finish all my other Saturday TO DO's) and will post the complete set when done.
I signed up for the Summer Camp 2009 Merry-Go-Round Quilt Workshop that is being held in Laughlin, NV - July 10th thru 12th; these Humbug Bags will be perfect to carry all my sewing/quilting notions in, the cute quilted pincushion fabric will fit right in!!
On a sad note, last night it was announced that Material Possessions Quilt Shop is closing on Thursday......some of the gals have been working at the shop for 10+ years; all the staff/teachers are so personable and helpful, not to mention that it is just right around the corner from my home. I am so going to miss this great quilt shop and the friendly atomosphere!!!
Exciting News!! Kim over at Creating By The Lake is ready for business and her online quilting shop, Havasu Quilts is up and running and waiting for you to stop by! Check it out; she has a great selection of wonderful fabric, patterns, books; the list goes on!! I am so excited for Kim and wish her the best with her new quilting store and business adventure.
I finished block number 1 from the Apron Block of the Month Club; I just love the pattern, it is so much fun to make! I cannot wait to receive block number 2 at my next visit to Cozy Cottage Fabrics on May 20th!! This quilt is going to be the cutest quilt ever and since I just can't get enough of the adorable aprons, I thought I would make an additional block each month out of some of my 30s fabric stash and make two quilts at the same time....that way I can give one to my mother-in-law, she is going to love it too.
I also started (FINALLY) working on the Designer Mystery Block of the Month blocks from the Fat Quarter Shop and have finished block 1 & 2 (I have some catching up to do). Kim at Creating by the Lake and I meet online via yahoo messenger webcam & voice every other Sunday and complete the blocks together...so much FUN and it's a great way to get on schedule, plus I have a sewing buddy to chat with while sewing!
I Just Love Pincushions! Kim atCreating by the Lakeis hosting her first swap and it's going to be a fun one! Kim is hosting a secret sister pincushion swap...oh the possibilities!!! I have hundreds of pincushion patterns and ideas that are just waiting to burst out of my little crafty head and onto the sewing machine - I am so excited and just want to get started! Check out Kim's blog for the details, the sign up is through 23May09 and the deadline for mailing is 18Jul09. I cannot wait to find out who my secret sister will be and where she is from!
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I am a collector of vintage and retro sewing/quilting items, tea cups/teapots, aprons/apron patterns, 1920 – 1960 sewing patterns. My enjoyment in quilting and stitchery/embroidery has become a wonderful and rewarding obsession, I cannot get enough!