I also picked out some beautiful fabrics from an etsy shop, Sew Deerly Loved.
|Japanese fabrics with a great feel.|
Here is a bag made with some of the new fabric. I got the pattern from an old American Patchwork and Quilting. I did change it up a bit, doing the lining differently.
I love all the details, like the yoyo flower and tied handles.
I decided I needed to purge some of my older fabric scraps to make room for the new. So I made up an old favorite pattern Paddlewheels and Pinwheels by Thimbleberries. I made one of these years ago and it's in tatters now.
Very quick and easy, and it showcases hand quilting nicely.
So this is what I'm working on today, while my husband cleans up the basement :) I don't know if any of our kids are coming for dinner - Tad has been sick, and Eric is doing schoolwork - but I'm making a pork roast. Yum! They should come and help us eat it and the chocolate cake with truffle frosting I made.
I hope everyone has a great week. This will be my first regular week of work. I'll let you know how it goes.