Sunday, October 26, 2014

What a Fun Week!

I have been MIA for the last week as my baby girl had her fall break for college.  No sewing happened.
We went shopping, went out to eat, she played with her nieces and nephews and we watched the second season of "Mindy". Hubby took her back yesterday and I was very sad, but she will be home for Thanksgiving in no time.

So yesterday, I started to sew!! 
My friend Elaine and I want to make the Sew Together Bag, pattern by SewDemented. The pattern can be found on Craftsy.

There is also a great quilt along tutorial from Quilt Barn, found HERE.

I decided to piece the front and back, so I put together 2 1/2 inch squares.  I had directional prints so I hope they work when I cut the pattern. I still want to quilt this piece. 
Here it is so far.

I was thinking of using some of these fabrics for the pockets and lining.

This will be an ongoing project. 
 I do not think I can do it in a day!

I received a fun squishy in the mail. I won a giveaway over at

Donn's Lavender Nest.

If you have not been to her blog, please do yourself a favor and visit HERE.

She has beautiful fabrics in her shop and a sale going on right now too!

Look what I won!

A fat quarter bundle from Lori Holt's line Flower Patch and a  box of matching Aurifill threads called Happy Colors. Look at those colors. Yep this was one happy mail day!  Donna has a special way of sending packages. The items are first placed in a plastic bag, then wrapped in purple tissue with a purple bow, and then purple hearts are sprinkled inside the waterproof envelope. 
 How sweet is this...

Thank you Donna!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Sewing!


  1. Squishy fabric mail is THE best sort there is! I definitely agree that a Sew Together bag is best tackled in small doses! So far, so pretty!

  2. Lucky you!
    You may bot be able to make the bag in a day but you could do it in 2 days for sure. My tip, hand sew the binding on the long zipper for a nice finish. I have no idea how you could do it by machine and have it look nice! It only took like 5 minutes. I can't wait to see yours finished!

  3. It is going to look beautiful. Family time is always better that sewing.

  4. What a fun week you have had with your daughter. Oh so far I am loving your bag. Super cute. So glad you loved your mail. I am really loving your lavender suit cases. Where did you find those. cute cute.

  5. Wow! Love your giveaway winnings! I've never won a giveaway but I always enter them...I also buy one lottery ticket a optimist! Can't wait to see your bag. Glad you got to spend time with your baby! XO

  6. Cute little quilt and wonderful prize! Enjoy!

  7. That is going to make such a cute bag! Can't wait to see it. Love that little fabric collection prize...nice win. The thread you can keep. You know I had to put that in there. I'm such a sass! LoL

  8. Good reason to go MIA!! And congrats on your super duper win!!

  9. What fun for you!!! Love love those fabrics!!!


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