Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Me + Betsy Ross

I hope everyone had a great long weekend. It was Memorial Day in the US for us. My husband and I traveled to Philadelphia and had some really delicious cheesecake. We did the standard touristy stuff, but the highlight for me was visiting Betsy Ross' house! I knew that quilting was big in PA, but I had no idea that I would get to tour Betsy Ross' house! She hand quilted the first American flag for George Washington.

Here is a picture of Betsy's sewing center. Of course, this is not the real Betsy. 

Betsy's home was forcible shared with British soliders, so she had to quilt this flag when no one was looking. If caught, she could be charged with treason! 

We also tried to stop by a great yarn store right next to a quilting shop, but they were closed for Memorial Day.... so disappointing!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Box Pouch

I made this box pouch last weekend, but just never got around to posting a picture of it. I have a thing for pouches. I love storing random things in them.

Love this new pattern I got, and of course, it's pink!

My work with zipper is getting better and better. I found a tutorial online. 
These tutorials are so common and easy to find, so I didn't keep a copy of the URL. 

This was the most confusing part, but I figured it out eventually.

Can you guess what I am using this bag for? My yarn! Of course! Did you guess it right? I started a project for an upcoming trip. This pouch is perfect to travel with. I decided to make another baby vest; I love the pattern so much!

Have a great weekend, and I hope the world doesn't end! 

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Bunny on its Way

Here is the mug rug I made for Scrappy Mug Rug Swap - Round 4. It's all wrapped up and ready to go, I will be shipping it soon... not yet, but almost.

Now I sit and wait for my mug rug to arrive and wait to see if my partner likes her. I must say though, the anticipation is killing me! I really enjoyed being part of this swap, it challenged me to think out of the box and create something I wouldn't have made (because I wouldn't have thought of it). Thank you partner for the opportunity to work on something new and different. 

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

I Just Had to

About three weeks ago every blog out there had a reference to Denyse Schmidt's new Picnic and Fairgrounds collection. It seems like everyone went goo goo gaga gaga about it.... I read about how people went to JoAnn's and were disappointed that some of the stories didn't carry them. Well I must admit, I was one of them! I went to every JoAnn's near me and finally found one that carries these two lines!

Here is the stack I got.

While I was there, I also saw this baking collection. 
I am thinking to make potholders for a baker I know? 
It's so hard to find prints with texts on it!

Here are some pictures of other goodies I have purchased from quilt shops in the last few days.

Oh Moda, so lovely! What shall I make with it?!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Scrappy Mug Rug Swap - Round 4

I recently joined a Flickr Scrappy Mug Rug Swap group and am excited to be part of Round 4. What's a mug rug you ask? According to this group, it's an oversized coaster for you mug and has room for a cookie on the side. How cute is that!? I got my secret partner's information last week and have been stalking this individual.

Preview of the mug rug I made. 

I am pretty much done with this mug rug, but can't send it out just yet. I am glad that I get to look at this mug rug for a few more weeks before I have to send it off. How can I possibly say goodbye to it? It's so cute I think I may have to make another one for myself. 

The border is Denyse Schmidt's Picnic and Fairgrounds collection. I think it turned out really cute with the quilt. Buttons used were imported from Japan.