Wednesday, June 12, 2013

We have a giveaway winner!

I threw all the names in bowl and let the husband draw one's Anne from Doll's Musings - congratulations Anne!  I've sent you an email and will mail your winnings when I hear back from you with your mailing address.  Thanks to one and all for entering the contest, I'm only sorry everyone couldn't win.

Not a whole lot to share today, I'm still making progress on Halloween Rules, almost done with #3 of the 12 rules, they move along pretty quickly.  I like working on this project in the evenings while watching TV because it's on 32-ct and that's easier for me to see using regular lighting.   I usually work on projects that are on higher count linens in my sewing room/office where my big Daylight magnifier is.  

I finished up some little bags this weekend. I saw this cute pattern in a quilt store and I just had to make some.  The pattern is called "Bridget's Bagettes".     The fronts are made out of clear vinyl which lets you see what is inside.  They were fun to do.  They're not very big you can see but I'm going to try to enlarge the pattern and make some stitching project bags this way.  You can never have too many project bags, right?

I'm happy I'm finally getting to go to a 'sew day' with my quilting buddies this Saturday. We have one each month but I've been too busy to go the last few months.  It's about the only time I get any concentrated time to work on my sewing projects.    We are so lucky...we meet in a community room at one of the local police's a huge room with lots of banquet tables and they let us meet there for free.    Perfect for spreading out with all your stuff, laying out quilts, etc. 

No word on the job situation yet....everyone is still waiting to see who gets offered jobs and who ends up leaving.  Obviously, nobody feels like doing much work in the meantime although they keep dumping it on us.

I see I've gained some new followers - welcome and thanks for stopping by!  I hate that Google Reader is going away....I've been using Feedly on my iPad so guess I'll just stick with that but I hate always having to learn and use new things.   I don't know how to keep up anymore....Facebook, Twitter, Blogger, Tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram, Linked-In, Google+,  all the iPad and iPhone apps....I find it overwhelming sometimes.    I hope Blogger stays popular, I know some stitchers just post on Facebook but I've been resisting going to Facebook as I really don't have time to deal with yet another thing to check on.    Even though it takes time to keep up, I don't think I could cut myself off from the online stitching community, it would feel very lonely!  In fact, I can hardly remember back to the 'old days' before I was ever a member of a Yahoo group, bulletin board, or some sort of connection with other stitchers or quilters.  I appreciate sharing with all of you!


  1. Congrats to Anne! Your bags are great ~ one can never have too many bags of all sorts and sizes! I wish they would leave google reader alone!!

  2. I absolutely adore these bags, love, love, love them and wondering if the pattern is available in the UK, I don't suppose you could give the publisher/pattern number could you.



  3. Your bags look incredible - Can you please give me a hint on how to sew the vinyl .... I have a pattern I have been trying to make & i am having extreme difficulty with the vinyl -
    What kind did you use?

  4. Love those bags you made! Nice!! I'm using Feedly too -- it works well and does fine by me. Good luck at work. I hope it all works out for you.

  5. Wow!! Thank you so much! You are unbelievably generous. Sent you an email! It made my day literally after a long, stressful day.

    Your project bags are so cute and very functional!! As for feedly, I'm loving it more than blog lovin and find it much more efficient in managing blog posts. Good to know it works on an ipad since I'm looking into getting one!


  6. Oh, these little bags are so lovely. I think I'll have to try to get that pattern, too.
    I'm a bit like you, I don't like to always change things and get used to new devices. I'm not on Facebook, Twitter etc either. And I think I'll switch over to Feedly because my friend said it'd be quite similar to Google Reader, so not too much to learn.
    Good luck with your job!

  7. Wow, your bags are fabulous! I will have to see about that pattern.

    I also prefer Feedly to the other blog readers. I wish they had also had a reader for the computer. So far, I can only find the app for mobile devices.

  8. Congratulations Anne!

    Your bags a lovely.

    I've just been using my reading list on my blog. Not sure I like Bloglovin which is the one I was going to use.

  9. I love those bags...stopped reading your post long enough to google search and order it online! :)

    I hope everything works out for you with your job.


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