To-Do Tuesday 5-30-17 | Oregon

Hello, friends! After a busy week of preparing to travel, and then doing the traveling, we arrived in Oregon over the weekend. We made it in time to visit the graveside of my husband’s parents and pay our respects on Memorial Day. Just a quick post this time, as there isn’t much for me to talk about this week. We are also still recovering from all of our time on the road taking the kids to their dad and then our own trip, so my brain is a little foggy for words anyway. I will leave you with a picture of some beautiful Irises that were in bloom at the house when we arrived!

Iris

This week’s To-Do list:

  • Fix cross stitch WIP
  • Identify items to work on at the house

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To-Do Tuesday 5-23-17 | Vacation!

Stitch ALL The Things | Birds of Norway Bag Set

Hello and Happy Tuesday, my friends! What a crazy busy few weeks it has been. Last week I finished making this adorable five piece bag set out of Michael Miller fabrics. I had a customer specifically request the Birds of Norway print. I ordered it from a seller on Etsy, along with another print that I thought would be a perfect match to be the bag lining. Boy, was I ever wrong about that. Thankfully the quilt shop we had in town had a Michael Miller Polka Dot print that actually was the perfect match! I am not a fan of brown fabrics, but these pops of color on the brown background are fantastic!

Stitch ALL The Things | Birds of Norway Large Project BagInterior

Since I sewed up until 5 days before we leave for vacation, the Mister and I are scrambling to prep the house and get everything cleaned and packed. The kids’ last day of school is Thursday, so we will have a 9 hour travel day as soon as they get home to drop them off with their dad for summer. We will be leaving on Friday for Oregon after the house sitter arrives and will be there by Sunday. So the next To-Do Tuesday post will be up on time and unaffected by our traveling.

I really look forward to spending time away from the sewing machine and being able to read your blog posts at a more leisurely pace. I hope you won’t mind, but my posts will most likely be centered around needlework, rather than the sewing machine. I’m taking four cross stitching WIPs, and I am also bringing my Hexie EPP kit. I decided to do that at the last minute today, and it’s something I’ll talk about more next week.

Happy sewing and happy stitching! I can’t wait to read what you’ve all been working on this week!

This week’s To-Do list:

  • Clean & Prep house
  • Travel Safely

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To-Do Tuesday 5-16-17 | An Abundance of Project Bags

Hello, my friends! What a busy week it has been! On Thursday I finished the large commissioned bag order. It turned out that three of the bags weren’t the best fit for that order, so I made three more over this weekend. I think they all turned out really nicely!

Accessory Project Bags:

Large Project Bags:

If you’d like to purchase any of the above bags (with the exception of Poetica, Chipper, and Astraea which have already been sold), they will be listed at Down Sunshine Lane in about a week and a half!

I finally made a page HERE to show all of my Project Bags. I was going to put an order request form on that same page, but I won’t be taking orders for the next 11 weeks. When we get back from summer vacation, I’ll add it then.

I decided to take one last bag order before we leave for vacation. I’ll be making that this week, and hopefully finished by Thursday. After that I’ll be doing the usual scrubbing down of the house and getting the kids and us packed up for our respective destinations. This has been such a busy year so far, filled with making so many bags. I’m looking forward to a bit of a sewing break. When we return, I’ll have at least two more commissions to do, one large and a smaller one. After they’re finished I hope to get back to having extra time to make some quilts. Maybe I’ll actually get the Mister’s quilt finished and make the Bargello quilt for Josh by Christmas!

This week’s To-Do list:

  • Finish bag order
  • Prep house for summer vacation

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To-Do Tuesday 5-9-2017 | Sew Many Bags

Stitch ALL The Things | Bag WIPs

Hello, friends! Another busy week working on bags here. I finished 10 large and 5 small bags from the latest commission, and I have the remaining 10 bags to make this week. Since I’ve only been focused on completing these bags, this post is going to be short. This week the plan is to finish these bags, take pictures, email the customer, and then get them sent off. I also decided to take one last commission before summer. What can I say, it’s too hard to put people off for two months when I know I have time to “squeeze just one more order in” before we leave.

This week’s To-Do list:

  • Finish commission for 25 Zip-top bags
  • Begin new commission (if fabric arrives in time)

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