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To-Do Tuesday 4-23-19 | Bags and Senior Pictures

Hello, and Happy Tuesday! Last week ended up being a low energy week for me. I only ended up sewing four bags. Two of the dragonfly bags, one of the Tula Pink De La Luna Skulls, and one of the Hufflepuff bag. I had more cut out, but didn’t get them sewn together. They are ready to go for this week, as well as sewing a few extras.

Over Easter weekend my daughter and I went out to take a few more senior pictures. The first time we went I was able to capture some nice poses, but they were blurry. I was able to redo them with some better success this time. I’m not a photographer by any stretch of the imagination, so we were both really pleased with these pictures.

As far as stitching goes, I picked Cardinal Points by Long Dog Samplers back up. I plan on working on this one until it’s finished. This one will be a shop sample for Threads Entwined, a new cross stitch and yarn shop in Windsor, CA. I love this chart so much that I will be stitching it again for myself too. Every stitch on this one is an absolute joy!

This week I’ll be focusing on making more bags, and get some more stitching done on Cardinal Points.

This week’s To-Do list:

  • Sewing: Bags
  • Stitching: Cardinal Points

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12 thoughts on “To-Do Tuesday 4-23-19 | Bags and Senior Pictures

    1. Thank you! Yes, empty nest for us very soon. Callie is moving to CA with her dad the day after graduation. My husband was living the retired/empty nest life for about 15 years before we met, so he is excited to get back to that. I’m looking forward to doing some traveling too. We’ll be doing some driving across the country to South Carolina to see Josh graduate from his second class in the Nuke program in August. Lots of fun things coming up for us!


  1. Hi Christine! Aww, your daughter is a beauty. Really nice photos – it’s hard to believe that she is graduating already isn’t it?! The whole world at her fingertips – it will be fun to see what route she takes. I wonder if you are making a quilt for her like you did for Josh? I had a slow sewing week too – Easter kind of snuck up on me. Your bags are so great as always. ~smile~ Roseanne


    1. Thank you, Roseanne! I had already made Callie a quilt previously and asked her if she wanted another one before she left. She said she loved the one I had already made her, so I didn’t need to make a quilt. She did ask me for a vertically oriented laptop bag made out of cork, so I will be working on that before she leaves.


  2. Congratulations on your daughter’s HS graduation. What a pretty young lady. I hope you both enjoy this next stage of life.


  3. Today’s post is like your others – filled with beauty and inspiration! What a lovely, happy young lady you have raised! Your bags are so pretty and you chose such lovely colors. I picked up a cross stitch pattern thinking of you as I did. Maybe I’ll pick up the craft I loved so much again! Take good care!


  4. I think taking your daughter’s pictures makes so much sense, and she, and they are both beautiful! As bloggers, we do this everyday. We may not be pros, but we we’re good amateurs at least. I love your sampler project, btw, and had to chuckle when I saw the location was just down the road from me. Surprise!


    1. Everything is so casual where we live, it just seemed the natural thing to do with her pictures. Also, Brad gave me a really nice phone for Christmas, so I asked her to give me a chance taking pictures myself (and saving money), and then if we didn’t like them I’d get her a session with a local photographer. Thankfully we liked the locations and the poses from the first session, so we just needed to take more time there to get pictures that were actually in focus…LOL!!

      Trish (at Threads Entwined) is so great! I know she has yarn there too, and I think she may be stocking some quilt fabrics, but I am not sure how much of that she has. I hope to get to her shop one of these days!


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