Tuesday, May 27, 2008

The Holiday Weekend is Over

and I'm so sad to see it go. Rod did manage to get the floor laid, both the plywood and the carpet. When he went to purchase the carpet, they were sold out of what we had picked out, but the brown he choose is really nice and I think I like it better than our original choice. Sunday night, after Jimmy finished helping with the carpet, he and Rod put my new patio set together. Last night, we ate our first meal on it. The lantern was part of my Mother's Day gift from Mary and Jimmy.

Kathy's charm tote turned out really nice. She was very pleased when she opened it. Now her three daughters want one, so looks like I'll be making some more. I have a lot of 30's repro fabrics, which I think would make a great tote. I have quite a bit of Mary Engelbreit fabrics - for number two, and since Paula is a little crazy, I'm going to make hers with all different stripes and polka dots. But first I have to make the pillowcases for a swap I'm in.

This is the patriotic charm tote I made for Jimmy's mom, Joan. Didn't get to her party as I came down with some sort of bug on Saturday night and didn't feel better until Monday morning. I love how it turned out, not bad for scraps.
Tonight I have a class at my LQS to complete the sessions for the sampler quilt. Tonight I'll learn the right way to sandwich, baste and mark a quilt for quilting. I'm using the Slice of Summer wallhanging as my project. Now I'm off to cut the batting and backing for my class tonight. Catch you tomorrow. Linda


Anonymous said...

The deck is fantastic. Lucky you and your family. The charm totes you made are gorgeous.

Nancy said...

The deck looks wonderful. Love the carpet color also.

Aren't purses fun to make. A small amount of fabric, a short sewing time and voila...a pretty purse...I love making them.