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To-Do Tuesday 9-19-17 | Bags, Bags, and Some Grime Guards

Happy Tuesday, friends! Time to check how we did with last week's list, and decide what we want to accomplish this week! I had hoped to finish stitching Clue 6 of the Ship's Manor Mystery Halloween Town SAL last week, but I barely spent any time stitching. I did make some progress, but most of… Continue reading To-Do Tuesday 9-19-17 | Bags, Bags, and Some Grime Guards

Bags and Wallets · Finish Friday · Sewing Project

Finished Friday | Ana’s Hippo Hobo Bag

This week's Finished Friday is my second Hippo Hobo Bag. I made this for my sister-friend, Ana. I made her mom the 49er Hippo Hobo Bag about a month ago for her birthday. I know I've mentioned these two women before on my blog, but I just can't say enough how special they are to… Continue reading Finished Friday | Ana’s Hippo Hobo Bag

Finish Friday · Quilting · Quilting Project · Sewing · Sewing Project

Finished Friday | The Alpine Quilt

I am so very excited to share this week's finishes. I have more than just a quilt to share this week too. Not only am I excited for the finishes, I am so jazzed that my friend, Sarah, of Georgia Girl Quilts is hosting Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday this week. Sarah's quilts are amazing… Continue reading Finished Friday | The Alpine Quilt

Bags and Wallets · Sewing · Sewing Project

Happy Birthday, Mom! | The Epiphany Bag

Today is my mom's 30th x2 birthday. Happy Birthday, Mom!! Several months ago I decided that I wanted to make a special purse for her birthday present. My mom is a violinist in the Mariposa Symphony Orchestra, so I went on the hunt for musically themed fabric. I found Kanvas Concerto Tossed Instruments in Cream… Continue reading Happy Birthday, Mom! | The Epiphany Bag

Bags and Wallets · Quilt Along/Sew Along · Sewing Project · SEWJo Saturday

Bye Bye Love Bag

I didn't get much done this week, but I did manage to sew up January's Bag of the Month bag from Sew Sweetness' Bag of the Month Club. I purchased some Denyse Schmidt Florence fabrics specifically for this bag.  For some reason, I absolutely love plaid bags, and I knew this bag would be perfect for showing off… Continue reading Bye Bye Love Bag

Quilting · Sewing · Sewing Project

The Granddaughter’s Housewarming Present

Mister's granddaughter, who I proudly claim as my granddaughter too (even though she's actually old enough to be my daughter... Or rather, I'm young enough to be her mother. Nevermind, that's probably a story for another day. Or not. Annnyyyyyywayyyyy). She turned 18 in November and graduated from high school shortly thereafter.  6 months early!… Continue reading The Granddaughter’s Housewarming Present

Embroidery Project · Quilting Project · Sewing Project

Other Handmade Christmas Gifts

As I planned and created handmade Christmas gifts this year, I worried that they wouldn't be good enough.  That they would come off as cheesy, ugly, or even not well-enough made.  A friend recently noted that I am a perfectionist about sewing [paraphrasing], and while that could be misconstrued as a negative comment I know… Continue reading Other Handmade Christmas Gifts

Bags and Wallets · Sewing Project

The Petrillo Bag and Greenbacks Wallet #2

I've been so excited to make one of Sara Lawson's (Sew Sweetness) patterns.  I have several of her patterns (plus her new book!), and finally had the opportunity to get one sewn up this past week.  Mister's granddaughter celebrated her 18th birthday, so I figured The Petrillo Bag and a matching wallet would be nice… Continue reading The Petrillo Bag and Greenbacks Wallet #2