I'll start off this morning with a little fun! If you followed my blog last week, you know that we were in Paducah. Northcott had a booth in the Dome. In front of our booth was this giant quilt by Victoria Findlay Wolfe. It measures 9 feet by 30 feet. Here's a picture of ME (two of ME) in front of the quilt.
|Two of me with Victoria's quilt|
It was actually because of a group of ladies that I got the idea for the above photo. Three of them had done something similar thing the day before. Now the entire group of them came back. They were seven. As they were grouping for the photo, along comes Victoria as she was prepping for her last lecture of the show. SO - I took the picture below and yes - there are eight of them in the photo, including Victoria. Notice they are NOT all in the same order.
|A group shot with Victoria's quilt and Victoria!|
|And here is the group - they had a blast and Victoria is a hoot!|
She's a good sport as well as I had to take the photo twice as I didn't get the concept of how to take the picture until the second time doing it.
And now onto Motivational Monday stuff. Lots to do and lots getting done! Here is some of the stuff that I was working on in the last couple of weeks, but not able to show you.
|Tourist Tote Bag with Northcott Stars and Stripes fabric|
This is another tote bag by Sew Many Creations. This one is called the Trendsetter and the fabric collection is Urban Elementz by Northcott.
|Trendsetter by Sew Many Creations|
I want to do a little bit of top stitching around the zipper on the top. The bag is super easy despite having two zippers, pockets on the outside, pockets on the inside, and I added the little applique. One evening - DONE! Thank goodness, because if I had turned it inside out and something was wrong, there was no time to change that!
And I have to add a bottom to this one. No time last week.
Then I was making those blocks - remember? We had a giveaway in our booth - a pack of 5-inch squares from the Northcott Stars and Stripes collection. There were 10 five inches squares in the pack.
|Northcott Stars and Stripes giveaway|
|The free download block|
|One of two cushion covers|
|Small wall hanging made from Northcott Stars and Stripes|
To try something different, I made little triangle pockets on the back so a wooden dowel could be used as a hanger. No hand stitching - I like that!
|Two corner triangles make the hanger - no hand stitching!|
|Grey mug rugs - done, well almost|
|Tail feathers on the chicken pin cushion|
Oh yes, I also got a pet mat finished.
|One pet mat!|
|Quilt loaded on the long arm|
Let me tell you a little bit about the mess in my studio! So this is what my cutting table looked like when I went downstairs. Actually, I was pleasantly surprised as I thought it was much worse than that.
|Cutting table when I went downstairs|
|Cutting mat is looking very inviting - I need to cut something!|
|Ironing board is good as well|
|The next batch of stuff to deal with|
|The next round of stuff to work on|
|New pile of stuff on the sewing machine cabinet|
There is still stuff on the floor that needs to be dealt with very soon, but can't do it all in one day!
|Stuff on the floor that will get its turn shortly|
|Still working on the old cutting mat!|
Anyway - that's it for today. Got to get into my e-mail and all kinds of stuff that was neglected last week.
Have a super day!