Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas Eve!

I've decided to finish up a few small projects that have been hanging out in my sewing room closet just taking up space and filling my mind every time I walk in there. It just feels like there are so many projects that need to be done. I'd like to be able to start over with new and fresh ones, but want to make what I've already bought before I don't like them any more. I'm sure you must have similar issues.

A couple years ago, I bought what turned out to be a really odd charm pack from Nancy's Notions. I have fiddled and fiddled with those fabrics to try to figure out what I could possibly do with them! Finally, I thought about the purse that one of my quilt group members, Linda B, made for me last year. I just love it! And it seemed to be a good project for these funky fabrics in the charm pack. So I dug into my stash for fabric for the handles and lining and here is what I put together.

I had a difficult time trying to figure out how to make these colors all go together in a cohesive way and look pretty and finally ended up with the cool-sided and warm-sided purse. I really like it. This might even be the start of something new for me. I normally go with much more muted colors, but I really liked this once it was done!

Hope you and your families have a save, happy and blessed Christmas. Rest, enjoy and give thanks to our Lord for the birth of his only child who came to save us! Amen!



  1. I read your profile and I just wanted to let you know that I will keep you in my prayers. I am battling Lupus and rheumatoid arthritis and know what it feels like to lose control of your life.
    I love your work.
    Happy New Year!

  2. Thank you Kathy! I will pray for you as well. I am doing well and am looking forward to a healthy new year!