Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Alphabet Block G

Lately I have been waiting for Lyn Brown to publish the second block in the series before I complete my first block.  That way I can co-ordinate the two of them together.

I finished both G blocks over the week-end.

G Block and Grandma's Glorious Garden

I am really pleased with the way this
block turned out.
I used a variegated thread that co-ordinated with the
the three colours of the block and
did a zig-zag stitch to catch
both sides of the hexagons.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Paris revisited and a new purse

My sister Lynda came to visit us over the Easter weekend so I can now post pictures of some of the things that I made a while ago.

When we were in Paris in August we purchased some fabric and since I had made her a New York City cushion cover she wanted me to make her one from the Paris fabrics.  I was able to make 2, one for her and one for me.

I found this Eiffel Tower on the Internet.
You can find a copy here.

We went to California and Lake Tahoe in November to go to another sister's wedding and Lynda picked up more fabric.  It is dangerous having her in a fabric shop as she buys the fabric and then I make the things for her.  I made her some new placemats this time.

I still have more fabric so I will either make
another cushion cover or a
table runner.

I also made myself a new purse.  I am officially the bag lady.  I can't seem to help it.  I see a pattern for a bag or purse and I just have to make it.  I wanted a new spring bag and this is it.

I made it a little smaller than what the pattern called for.
I like this size, just a medium size handbag.

It also has lots of pockets.

I put one more seam in to hold my cell phone and ipod,
otherwise, the pockets are all in use.