Saturday, February 6, 2010

A Little Bit More Sewing

I finally got the tote done that I won from Green Bag Lady. The prize was a finished tote and pieces to make a tote to give away. I wanted to give the second tote to my son to add to his university chest (ha ha, like a hope chest) but I decided to take the striped handles off of mine to put on his and put the pink ones on mine. I French seamed the seams and I think it turned out well.

I bought a bundle of material from a charity store and I want to start making a (lap) quilt. I don't have enough material to make anything yet but it's a start. The bright material at the bottom of the pile won't be part of the quilt but it was included in the pile. I decided to look through my quilting magazines (which are from 1985 to 1989) and all of the patterns I've cut out, photocopied or drawn out but I didn't find anything that I felt was what I wanted. I haven't looked at the magazines in years but it was funny how familiar the pictures all looked. I guess I've looked at them too often.

I found a fabric giveaway at Kvnita Quilts. The colours are really pretty! She will draw a winner on Feb. 15, 2010.

I did a bit of recipe testing again. This time it was flavoured scones. Both my son's and my reactions were 'yum'. I look forward to Mondays when Carla posts new recipes for us to try.

My friend's 50th birthday is coming up and I'd like to make her a card. I'm hoping that my son will be willing to make her a pair of earrings. (And that he'll help me make the card too.) She doesn't want to celebrate but I'd like to give her a little something. I need to get started so I can have them done before I see her next week.


  1. Hi Shirley,
    I'm so pleased that you came to visit me through the OWOH event.
    I think the King of Hearts would be perfect for Garden Party Tottie!
    I'm not really sulking because Spanky is more popular than me...
    I would love to try some of your wonderful baking and cooking, yumm, looks fantastic!

    Gini (Entry #1040)
    A Little Bit of Shiny Blog

  2. Hi Shirley,

    Thanks for joining in on the OWOH giveaway. I'm going to have to check out some of your recipes. They look so good.

  3. Hi Shirley,

    Thanks so much for visiting my blog and entering my giveaway. I've loved looking at your blog - your cooking looks delicious....

    Jenny x

  4. Thanks for visiting my blog and entering my OWOH giveaway. You have such nice, healthy food on your blog. You should cook for my family so they don't have to eat oreos all the time ;)