Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Recent Projects and a Book

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?


Nellie said...

I love the kitty, Cindy. Also, wishing you well in your job search.
I'm loving the journal I won in your giveaway. I am actually writing longer entries.:-)

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

I love the quilt pattern. I love the soft colors too!

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Terri said...

You are very talented with a needle and thread! I got a kindle for Christmas from my kids but really haven't messed with it. I am almost finished with the Valentine swap. Hope you will like what I've been working on? Just wanted to check in with you. Have a great weekend! Hugs, Terri

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

I think I would really enjoy one of those nooks. Amazing what technology can do now.

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

So good to hear that your hands have healed. I hope your job search is successful. Lovely little quilt! The colors are charming. The little cat bag is perfect! blessings,kathleen