May 21, 2010

Onward and upward

My sewing proceeds at a snail's pace.  It's been a busy week for me!  And besides everything else, I had my routine doctor's visit.  She gave me a list of everything I'm allergic to.  Pollen and dust, mostly.  I really must dust my place a lot oftener, I think.  Anyway, I did manage to get most of the lettering together for my quilt.  It requires a lot of sewing and ripping out for me to make just one word!  And I wanted to post one of my Mother's Day gifts.  My daughter brought me this little sewing bag from Florida.  I just put some thread in it for the photo.  This is quite funny, really, she bought this sewing bag unaware of its use.  She just wanted to hide a lovely pair of earrings for me in it! And in order to further disguise these earrings--she put the little sewing bag in a cute basket and put a great big 16 ounce ball of yarn on top!  How she got that into her carry-on luggage, I don't know!  But either the basket or the ball of yarn alone would have made a great gift.  There you go!  The basket turned out to be the perfect size to hold the red-work quilt that I have started to embroider last week.  And I found a great project on the Internet for a shawl thing to make with that ball of yarn.


True Blue Nana said...

What a cute little bag, lots of uses for that.

Magpie Sue said...

My mom gave me a little bag like that many years ago and said it was for keeping jewelry safe and separate while traveling. I still use it in my vanity to hold my more special rings and necklaces.

I completely spaced on the Blogger's Quilt Festival this year!