New Tote and Camera Case

My daughter works as a communications coordinator for a retirement community. They had an "Active Aging" Week with Travel the World as a theme. I made her this tote bag, camera case and key fob for them to use as a door prize.The fabric is "Pack Your Bags" for Moda. It is a really cheerful print and goes with the theme perfectly. I was glad to be able to find it online since it is an older line. Gotta love internet shopping. ;-)

Fun to make camera bag.......I see more of these in the future. I just made the pattern up as I went. I need to make it a little bigger next time, but I was pleased with it.
Hope everyone is doing well,

A Little Crochet and the Next Coin Quilt

Thank you for all the comments on the quilts that I posted the other day......I really appreciate it so much!

Do I need to get a life? Another coin quilt!!! What can I say......I love making them especially if I start with charm packs. They are so easy to make and so much fun. I have a local quilt shop that has charm packs and jelly rolls in other fabrics besides Moda, so it is easy to use different lines of fabric. Up close and personal.
I am also trying a little crochet. I am an avid knitter and have probably knitted around 25 pairs of socks over the years. When I started quilting again after a long break, I put the knitting needles away. I haven't crocheted since high school, which was very long ago, but with a great niece along the way I decided to give it a try. I love You-tube and was able to see lots of tutorials to help refresh the old brain. ;-)

I hope that everyone has a great weekend,

A Few Quilt Pictures

I am finally back after a couple weeks break. I have been quilting and sewing. I had 2 commission jobs, one a quilt and one a monogrammed purse. I have also been cleaning and cooking since September is a big birthday month here.

I made this quilt a couple years ago when "Simplicity" first came out.
My latest coin quilt all quilted and washed.
A quilt that I made last winter.....I loved the cute marshmallow peeps.
Another Moda fabric that I bright and cheerful!
I am working on a quilt for my niece's baby girl for a shower in October. I am also working on Whirlygig and Coin quilts made with Moda's "Panache" fabric.

It's good to be back,

Just One of the Many Reasons Why I Love My iPhone

The voices in my head are singing These Days, by Jackson Browne

What I'm reading: Smash Cut by Sandra Brown

When they first came out with text messaging I said, "That's like going back to the telegraph days. Why would I want to do that?"

When they added cameras to phones, I said, "I like my technology simple. Give me a phone that's just a phone, for crying out loud."

When they added email, I said, "Why in Sam Hill would I want my email on my phone, and who can read stuff that small anyway?"

When they came out with the iPhone, I forgot all of that idiocy and sprinted into the twenty-first century. It's all about the music.

But, I have embraced all the other features as well. That camera comes in handy. For example, imagine how long it would have taken me to describe what we did in Jazzercise today:

This is Precariously Perky Julie demonstrating part of today's ab routine. "Make sure your head is comfortably supported by the ball," she said.
Clearly, she is insane. In what universe is anything about that move comfortable?
And this was just the starting position...imagine striking this torture pose, then doing crunches, and (yes, we used the hand weights) pec flys...

Appropriately, this routine is set to Dream Big, by Ryan Shupe and the Rubberband.

Believe it or not, I did this. It might not have LOOKED exactly like the picture... probably Julie bit a hole in the side of her cheek to keep from laughing.
But I did it.
The Queen of Pain is finishing up another Alien Birthing Ritual, and will be out for a few more weeks. Meanwhile, I'm entertaining myself by testing Julie's sunny disposition... Bless her perky little heart.
Peace, out...

Be Back Soon

Just a quick post to say that I am taking a little blog break and will be back soon.
Take care,