With the holidays over and my hands completely healed, I've started in with my job searching. Not Fun! But after each session on the computer I reward myself with some crafting time.
This quilt pattern was in my new craft binder. I made it somewhat smaller than shown, so it will be the right size to hang on one of our quilt racks. I really like the soft colors, and doing the applique.
Then I made a bag that was inspired by one I saw on this blog. I like how she used a small cross stitch design on linen in the lower section. I don't have many cross stitch patterns anymore, so I looked for one online. Then I found some linen in my stash. But the weave was so small I thought I would go blind, crazy or both if I kept working at it.
I finally finished the stitching (with many mistakes) and made up this lined bag with a covered button. I still have to get some stretchy bands for the closure.
It's a nice size to store our Nook. I bought the Nook for my husband, and even though we prefer books, it has already come in handy. During the holidays there was a discussion about The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, and I knew I wanted to read it. It's a very interesting story. Anyone else reading it?