It's Friday again, and September!!! Where did the summer go? I hope you're enjoying a last blast on this holiday weekend, but I also hope you'll take some time to do a little whooping with me at the same time. Let's get started!
First of all, I got to spend several mornings this week here...
...walking in the park! It's so gorgeous in the early morning, and I've seen tons of squirrels, turkeys, and deer - even a pair of fawns! I hate exercising, but that does make it a little easier....
Tuesday night I got together with my quilting peeps at church for a "Block Party" - we took some of our orphan blocks and a bunch of strings (we're drowning in both, or we were before Tuesday night!) and did this...
A good start on blocks for some quilts that will be going to Louisiana to flood victims later in September! We had so much fun - eating, laughing, sewing, and then doing it all over again!
I also did a little pattern experimentation this week,
trying out a bag pattern I found on-line -
the One Yard Magic Hobo Bag from Lecien Fabrics...
I adjusted the pattern to use multiple fabrics on the outside and added a lining, also made the straps a bit wider.
And I added this really cool vintage button that my sister found in an antique store! I just love it - it's almost 2" across! Probably came off a 1940's vintage coat, if I had to guess. I love this pattern and I'm sure I'll be using it again, with a few adjustments. I'm trying to figure out a way to add pockets to the inside. If you want to try the pattern I started with, you can find it by clicking here.
And then I spent Thursday doing this...
...quilting six quilts for Stash Builder Box's Heartbuilder program, and I even managed to get binding on two of them before I had to quit for the day! I'll be taking a better picture once they are all finished and washed, but I'm pretty proud of my accomplishment for Thursday!
AND - - - I signed up for Rachel Hauser's upcoming class, Patchwork from Scrap! I'm really excited to learn from Rachel - if you want to find out more about the class, click here! She's offering a reduced price for registration through September 4th.
So - - - can I get a whoop whoop?
And now it's your turn!
What's got you whooping it up this week?
What's making you dance a little happy dance?
Share - we want to dance right along with you -
And it's always more fun to dance with friends!
Remember - it doesn't have to be a finish,
just something you're happy about this week.
The party will stay open until Sunday midnight.
Hope to see you there!