Sunday, September 28, 2008

What I have been up to

Wow, 12 days since my last post. Not so good, but I have been busy. Some pictures.

Fall decorating and playing with my camera
A friend of dd#2 had a baby. I made some burp cloths as part of the gift.
Bought a new chair for great room, $40 with the new upholstery. I made a pillow to finish it off. The paint in the background? I am trying to decide on a color to paint this room. I don't think this color is the one.
Watching softball.
Sewing up a couple versions of Amy Butler's Swing Bag. I taught a class today at the quilt shop. I wanted to give some examples of how it could be changed a bit. Colors ae not so hotin my picture - not pink but red in the stripes. Class was interesting and fun. I allowed 3 hours, took 5 hours! Many very beginner sewers in this class but they all did a great job and every person walked out with a completed bag. I am teaching this again in 3 weeks, so I will make some changes in my format. I had a great time and it was fun to see all the bags. I really enjoy seeing how others combine fabric and colors.
Was hired to make a photo quilt. Finished it tonight, delivered it and received payment. Makes it all very good.
Now I hope to make one more purse and send it to dd#2 at school. She loves getting mail and packages. Then back to clothing, I miss my garment sewing. I seem to be on a craft and home dec sewing spree. In addition to the pictures, I quilted a pillow and made another Swing bag.
DD#1 and her fiance registered at Crate and Barrel today, she was so excited.
Sue wrote:

I've been eying that Miranda day bag pattern - was it very complicated?
Not complicated but the instructions are very wordy. It is just a basic purse and I think you can use another pattern to get the same look.


  1. Wow've been so busy...everything looks great!

    Pam, from ~Off The Cuff Style~

  2. You have been one busy lady, Lori!
    I love the burp clothes, they are adorable :)
    The rest looks great as well!

  3. Hi there! I agree, those burp pads are the cutest.

  4. Love your pics. I really like the purse pattern. Congrats on doing classes at the quilt shop. I'll bet they are fun.

  5. Wow, you have been very busy! Love your new chair and pillow.

  6. I agree, you have been busy, fall is such a great time of the year
    love the candles, how cute is that!