Saturday, April 11, 2009

Handbags and elephants

Another productive day today - again with the bad weather there is so little incentive to go out anywhere, even to the park, so I get more sewing time. We did other stuff too, like playing some games and family reading time (a new daily ritual) but yes, there was some sewing.

First off, I put the handbags together and quilted them - the piece is about 15" square, so it didn't take long to quilt or to attach the binding, which I sewed down tonight while watching Dr Who and/or Little Miss Sunshine on telly.
The ATCs I made this afternoon in a downtime when everyone else seemed occupied with something and I was a bit restless. My stock was a bit low (i.e. none except the ones I made yesterday) so I wanted to get a few more on hand. Might do some tomorrow, too, if time and weather permit... The elephant paper is another I picked up at Millet's Farm, so I no longer need to feel at all sheepish about going into that shop!

I also put binding on the little class sample (this was spare binding left from something else - I have quite a bit of that, and think it might be useful for the class) and stitched that down during the telly this evening, too. And as both of those things were quite small, I also finished binding this baby quilt, which was about half done and has been knocking around for a while. Gotta love those weekends where you have no plans!


Vicki W said...

I love those handbags!

black bear cabin said...

your purse quilt came out really cute...and i love the baby quilt! nice bright colors! a very productive day indeed~
Hope you and the family have a fabulous Easter!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Oooh I know the weather has been awful! But you're right about the sewing time. :o) I've managed to make the DD2 a 60's dress for her performance at the end of the month and 2 more mug cosies :o)

Unknown said...

Sorry to tell you Kate the weather here in the West Country is like a mild summer's day with glorious blue skies and lots of sunshine - I'm just blowing some of it eastwards towards you as we speak - hope you can catch it :o)

Shasta Matova said...

Those elephants are adorable! I have a fondness for elephants. Our weather is beautiful this weekend as well.

WendyCarole said...

Love the elephants

Genie said...

Happy Easter kate
i see you are doing well with the Egg Collection on facebook.
lovely work, hope the weather is better.