Sunday, January 04, 2009

All is quiet...

Happy New Year to everyone, even if it is a few days late. I'm afraid that the time since Christmas has been quiet here as I have been fighting some sort of cough and infection for ages now and it all seemed to cause me to crash after the busy family days. Anyway things seem to be looking up and although I still have to post a photo of my Secret santa swap parcel opened I thought I would drop in and start the year off by posting two things I made last year but didn't get to talk about.
This is a photo of a tote bag I made for my Sister-in-Law last June but didn't get to post. In case you didn't realise, she likes frogs. This is a simple pattern with no wadding, just lined. I am working on a smaller version using charm squares - maybe I should make that a January finish.
And this little zipper bag comes from a Lazy Girl pattern - Purse-Nickities - which was fun to do. It started because I wanted to try quilting with a Serpentine Stitch for a little quilt I was making. ( You can see the quilt back underneath the bag - the rest is another story coming soon). These bags are a great way to try out new quilting designs, and there are three different styles in the pattern so I can see some more of these being made soon.

It's summer School holidays here so I don't know how much sewing will be achieved, however I am making a bit of a list of things I want to finish in the next few months. I am working on being prepared and ready to go when I find the time.
I am not really going to make any official resolutions - however I do need to continue to try being more organized and it would be nice to finish a few things I've started in the last few years. Seems like a reasonable plan to continue for 2009. I might even try to keep up to date with my blog posts too. It can't be too hard, can it?


Teresa said...

Your blog popped up on bloglinks today for a new post, and you had several that you had made that had not shown up before, I wonder why that is? Anyway, wanated to thank you for sharing the Christmas tree photos, so pretty and creative. Your bags look cute, something I have not tried yet, but sure have enjoyed seeing them on everyone else's blogs - guess I am going to have to make one of some kind. I wish you a Happy New Year and hope you enjoy your summer vacation. Ahhhhh summer, sounds so nice.

sewkalico said...

Happy new year! I hope you feel better soon!!

julieQ said...

What a pretty bag, isn't it nice to get mail like that?