Wednesday, December 28, 2011

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These are pictures of my cousin Lovey's home decorated for Christmas and my friend Linda. Lovey had us for a delicious dinner and lovely fellowship.

Monday, December 19, 2011

I have not been good to post and I don't have a real good excuse, except I have had a lot of orders for purses to make for people....then I went to Texas to the International Quilt Market the end of Oct. I walked myself to death and saw lots of new things for sewing like fabrics, patterns, etc.

You just can't imagine how huge it is and how many vendors. The day before I left I had palpitations and was so exhausted I had to go to bed. I slept all afternoon too exhausted to go to dinner so I had room service.

I made it home and didn't feel any better all week so Sunday I went to the ER and spent the night in the hospital to find out my magnesium level had gone low which was the problem. Now I am finally starting to feel like my old self.

Here are some pictures of Texas -some of the classes and demos I attended.

 Eay Peazy above

 Patty Yound
 Patty Young

 Anna Horner
 Anna Horner
Anna Horner

Thursday, September 8, 2011


Originally uploaded by sewspurses
I like this view because it shows the side pockets better and the handles and lining all matching. Love Robert Kaufman fabric.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Aivi;o Satchel Bag

Aivi;o Satchel Bag
Originally uploaded by sewspurses
Here is a good picture of the inside and y ou can even see some of the 2 inside pockets with coordinating fabrics.

Aivi;o Satchel Bag

Aivi;o Satchel Bag
Originally uploaded by sewspurses
I bought this pattern on etsy in pdf form and made it yesterday and today and love it. The fabrics are robert Kaufman Night and Day red white and black. It is fabulous fabric and I am hooked. The lining is like the bottom and the straps and outside pockets.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Renee Tote Bag Pattern

When I went to Cincinnati in April, I bought several patterns I had never seen before and loved the looks of this pattern....but I couldn't understand how to do step 1.

I finally decided to look at the web site and found that this lady has designed several purses and had her contact address @ of course. So, I emailed her and was pleasantly surprised when she answered the very next day with a detailed further explanation and her phone number for me to call her. she even offered to call me if it was long distance. How nice and refreshing to meet someone who is so helpful.Seems like i often need help.

I have to admit that after she sent the email, I read and re read it several times and decided to get started. i cut out the fabrics and sewed on the batting and ironed on the interfacing, and finally it was time to start the darts. I recruited George, my husband, to help. He stood with a magnifying glass and the pattern and I sat at the kitchen table with pins and the pattern piece and surprisingly i figured it out.

Now I have finished both front pieces and sewn the band and the loops and pinned the handles and am ready to attempt the inside zipper pocket.  I have done these before, but these directions are totally different and "foreign" to me. So i think I will stop sewing and keep reading. LOL

More to come

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Lottie Dot Bag by Jennifer Jangles

Lottie Dot Bag
Pattern by Jennifer Jangles
Fabric and Buttons by
Jennifer Jangles

I just returned from a trip to Alaska and found this fabric and buttons at a lovely fabric store in Juneau. I had ordered the pattern before I left from Etsy and was anxious to make it.

I enjoyed making the flower for the pocket too as I love these flowers which are like the Brasilian ladies make.

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