Before the Mexican dinner we went to the Desert Mob to buy some Aboriginal art, that was pretty great too. So Saturday was pack jammed with activity. Sunday I took the day off and did some selfish sewing. I finished my friend's baby quilt, so that will be in the mail later today. And I made a quilt for me...or maybe for you. I am still undecided as to what to do with it. I do love it though.
They both washed and shrank up so wonderfully. Especially the Cathedral window one. If you are making one, stick with it and wash it! You will love it so much more. The bigger one is named "Sunday Morning Romance" since I made it on a Sunday morning and I LOVE all the fabric in it. It reminds me of a scrap book of all the little weekend trips my husband and I have taken over the years. Little maps and ticket stubs and strips of florals like watching wildflowers from the car window on lovely back roads. There is some BDU and DCU in it too.
These pictures are out of order and I don't know how to fix that. But here is the inside of E. Hughes Stu tote. I love it. I think this bag took me about 12 hours to make. The inside pockets are amazing and each bit of this bag is quilted. It is in the mail and on the way to it's new mama. Good luck with your adoption, E!
Here is another bag I finished yesterday. This one is pretty simple, but even so took about 6.5 hours to complete. It will be on it's way today.
This is something I have never done before because I felt it was vain, but here is a note I got the other day from Claudia. I have sewn for her before and she was so great to work with. She wants another bag, which is fine with me. But this little note just warmed my little heart, so since I can't figure out how to make the "Testimonial" page on my website work this might suffice for a bit.
"This is unrelated to ordering, but I just have to tell you that I'm amazed by how many bags you've created! I've had so much fun looking through them all and picking out little details that I'd love to have in mine. To be honest, I've seen a lot of army bags here around Fort Hood and nothing compares to yours. I know that I'm a little biased, but in all honesty they just aren't as high quality, detailed or involved. I don't know how to explain it, but the ones I've seen for sale seem like they're just being sold as fast as possible, as many as possible. Which is fine, I understand that these ladies are trying to run a business which I completely admire them for, but a loved one's uniform is such a personal thing and I feel like you genuinely care about me and my bag. I know that you're trying to finish a million bags at any given time but somehow, it still seems like I get your undivided attention when you're working on my bag. I feel like you're putting a little bit of yourself into the bag I receive from you and each one is so unique and special that no one will ever have a bag exactly like mine. I don't mean to ramble and gush too much, but I just wanted to say thank you again, so much for everything that you do. I know that you're just one woman sewing her heart out, but I'm in awe of how many lives you touch, mine included! "
OK, now back to working on H. Perez's bag. It is going to be awesome too!