Thursday, June 04, 2009

Projects New and Old

I made another crocheted bag: this time a smaller one, but from the same pattern as the last one.

This bag was a gift for my niece Maria, who just graduated from high school. I spent a lovely weekend visiting with my parents, sister (Maria's mom) and my brother and sister-in-law.

I drove the 6 hours and back by myself: I really like solo travel. I get to stop where and when I want and I get to pick the music I listen to in the car. I like to put my ipod on shuffle so that the next song is always a surprise. I also caught up on episodes of NPR's This American Life, and I started an audio book,
Fanny Herself, by Edna Ferber, which is a nicely-read free download from Librivox.

I lined this bag with a black and white fan print, since it's kinda girly.

And I finished piecing this quilt for Debra's charity efforts. It looks the same as the last time I showed it (though the stripes were going the other way in earlier photos), but now it's actually sewn together and soon I'll get it in the mail. Soon.

Thank you for all you sweet comments on the Fall Madonna. Having finished these two projects, I'm now working on some UFOs. I quilted one, and put borders on another. Photos will follow.


Allison Ann Aller said...

What a nice present for your niece!

...and your sewing space has such a serene feel to it.

Judy S. said...

You crochet too? That's a cute purse, and I love the lining also.
Good job with the UFOs....I've got some of those waiting in line.

Plays with Needles said...

What a great purse!!! I'm sure your niece loved it!

And I'm impressed with all that finished work I see in your studio...looks like the sun is shining on Barbara!

Kay said...

Very nice work, both on quilt and bag. Isn't it fun to have a nice lining?

I too enjoy solo traveling, a good thing because I have to do it frequently. Next week, for instance.

Magpie Sue said...

Cute bag! The ribbon bow was an excellent touch.