Thursday, September 15, 2011

Crafty Bags

Sometimes you feel like making things that are not quilts. My quilt guild is gearing up for our quilt show in December, 2012 (I know, it seems early to me, too) by offering tutorials in making "bag-ettes," little zippered bags of varying sizes. Aren't they cute?

And this is a "ditty bag" from a pattern I picked up a couple years ago from a quilt shop. It uses 10 strips from a Honey Bun which you sew together and fuse to fusible fleece. I still have to buy some velcro and a suitable button for a closure.

I really enjoyed making these quickie projects!
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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Sunset at Assateague

This is the last sky picture, I promise! Beautiful sunset over Assateague Bay in Virginia, last weekend.
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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Labor Day Weekend in Chincoteague, VA

We returned last night from a great weekend in Chincoteague, Virginia - our sixth in a row. The weather was magnificent, as pictured. This shot was taken on a sand bar. For $10 you could take a 10-minute ferry ride out to a sand bar to experience sun and surf. Unlike the national seashore on Assateague, it was unregulated so dogs and alcohol were permitted. As the tide came in , the beach got smaller but there was still plenty of room for all. Lots of fun!

Today is the first day of school and it is raining.
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Thursday, September 1, 2011

September 1st

Here is another dramatic sky picture, taken last week, the night before Hurricane Irene came through. There was very little damage although many lost power (not us). The weather has been magnificent every day this week. Tomorrow we head to the beach for our annual Labor Day Weekend in Chincoteague, Virginia. Then it's back to school on Tuesday. More quilt pictures to come...and I have been knitting too!
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