Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Time for an Update

Hello All.

There has been a lot and yet very little going on at the same time. I don't remember if I have mentioned that I finally started working. My job location is about 45 to 55 minutes away. (Sometimes a little less when traffic cooperates). This can make for some very long days. Now that things have finally settled down with DD school troubles we are finally getting on a schedule again. This weekend was the first weekend in a while that I stopped myself from playing on the computer and got to stitching.  I finished up the butterfly below for WOCS and started and finished the cross for Quilts for older children and adults. I wanted to make sure that I was able to get these pieces in the mail today and I did. Now I can start to concentrate on those WIP's that are sitting in my basket(s) calling my name so loudly.

I have also started sewing for WOCS and I am loving it. The other week I made my first walker bag
this is made with cream fleece and an old flannel pillow case.

I wasn't sure that the materials would hold up or work well together but they do. The flannel gives the pockets and back stability while the fleece gives it softness. If figured the colors in the stitched piece and the walker bag are neutral enough to be given to either a man or woman. I am not sure you can tell from the picture but there is a full water bottle in one of the big pockets and I made a smaller pocket from the stitched piece for those little things that a person doesn't want to dig at the bottom of a bag for (change/ID). The second bag I put together was this cute little tote. It came out much better than I thought it would since I started out by cutting my original fabric wrong. (Reminder: always double check where your fold is when cutting your fabric) I didn't and ended up with two pieces when I only wanted one. :( Thankfully I picked up some other fabric (just for stash) that ended up working just as well.
Well, that's all for today. Need to get to work.

Ta Ta for now,
Angela CG

1 comment:

wilma b said...

Great stitching AND sewing, Angela! I've also stitched for WOCS, and I've also made bags, but I've given my bags to a local care home.