Tuesday, November 24, 2009

ebay shipment has arrived

I ordered some new thread from ebay and it came yesterday.....SOME??? Wow, it was like Christmas!
I ordered 20 gross of bobbins in 20 different colors and 29 cones of Signature thread. ALL for $2 each!!! No way could I pass this up.
No way will I ever need thread again, especially bobbins. I think I need a bigger room!!

And this is what I did to my hoodie. I used a Sue Schmidden (sorry Sue if I spelled your name wrong) stencil and 2 top threads. Someone posted on MQR (machine quilters resourse) a quilt she did and she used 2 threads for the birds and I really like it much better than using one thread and going over it twice.

All the tote bags are done and I'm really pleased with how they all came out. Now, I just hope my guild buddy doesn't flake out on me this time.

I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Time to make Christmas presents

This year I decided to make tote bags for everyone. I'm getting low on ideas.
The smaller ones I'm making for the women in my husband's office. They are made with 4 1/2" squares with a pocket on the front and one on the side. All the totes have covered heavy cardboard in the bottom for stability. I think I have 4 more to make.
The larger ones are made with 5" squares with ties on the sides if they want to make the bag smaller. These will go to my sister and my best quilting buddy.

My thoughts and prayers go out to my friend Sammi for losing her beloved Maddy.

I hope everyone has a great week.