Things have been a little slow but I’m doing just fine. I Thank you all for the kind words, even if a few more tears were produced. Thank you!
A few stitches have been made, just a few everyday. I’m attending a baby shower tomorrow for a friends daughter. Did you get that, my friend is having a grandchild! I’m super jealous!
They are expecting a baby boy, who they will name Jacob. So I whipped out a scrappy letter and did some simple straight line stitching.
I just copied the flannel backing for my quilting. No over thinking going on here!
Than I saw a free Craftsy pattern for a fabric box. It’s called “1 hour basket tutorial” by Hearts and Bees (sorry, I couldn’t get the link button to work the way I thought it should).
It didn’t take a hour but maybe for a beginner it would? It was pretty quick and didn’t take too much fabric. 1/2 yard decorator fabric for the outside and a fat quarter for the lining. It also used fusible batting for stability.
I will probably make a few more for myself, but bigger.
As you can see it’s not too big. Big enough to hold diapers, 2 wipe packages a large book on it’s side.
I think I need a few to hold my scraps. On Craftsy they show the basket filled with fat quarters so it’s a nice size to give as gifts to quilter friends, maybe for Christmas? Because we all know it’s just around the corner!
After all that I pulled out this lovely elephant tea towel that my daughter gave me for my birthday. I loved it but I would never use it as a tea towel! One swipe of one male hand and said towel would be blackened forever!
So I turned it into a pocket and made a super simple tote bag. I know this will be more useful as a bag than it ever would as a towel.
I hope you find time this weekend to sew a wild thread!
Take care my Friends, Brandie