Sunday, June 19, 2011

Finally some time!

Sorry it has been so long since my last post. I have been crazy busy lately, but not the "wow I can't believe I have done so much sewing lately" kinda busy. The bad no sewing involved busy. Luckily I finally got some time to squeeze some sewing machine time in. Nothing major. I made a gift bag for one of my friends.

The green cat bag is the test bag I made. I didn't have a pattern so I just winged it.  It turned out really cute! The green bag is a print by Michael Miller with a matching coordinate (brown with the same colored green pawprints) for the handle and inside. The bag I made for my friend has the same fabric for all the pieces. It turned out to be a really simple project and I was VERY happy with the results! I was giving her a cross stitch kit (and some matching supplies) and couldn't find a cute bag to put the items in. I was trying to repay some of her kindness for giving me this-

Yup! That is a HUGE cat tower. She and her husband made it, but no longer had cats to use it. She passed it on to me! It is between my cutting table and the rack I use to hold my iron, embrodery unit and interfacing/fusible webbing rolls. You can kinda see a corner of my sewing table and part of the peg board on my wall that I hang all my rulers and cutting supplies on.

The cats are loving it. The bossy one...I mean the calico one has taken to sleeping on the very top. I think she likes being up there because she can see the whole room and meow (a.k.a. give her thoughts and critiques) without having to move to where I am.  I thought that having it would help keep the cats out of the stuff while I sew, but the big white one still tries to climb in my lap and sit on my machine while I work.

I also got my Gen X Japanese Fabric Swap fabric in! Lots and lots of cute charms squares. Not sure what I am going to do with them yet. I wanted to make them into a fun quilt to use this summer, but then realized I picked up two other charms fabric packs to to the same thing! HaHa! If you click on the link it will take you to the Gen X blog. She put up much better pictures (and some close ups) of the fabric.

Hopefully, I will be able to get  back into the sewing room to work on some quilts this week. I started a new cross stitch, but I only plan to work on that for a little each night before going to bed.  I can't wait to get sewing again!


  1. Pretty sure that's the biggest cat tower ever!! :-)

    Bags are darling!

  2. Hi Vicky! So glad to have you in the QAL! Are you using the charms from the Japanese swap???