Thursday, May 21, 2009

Much Ado About Nothing...

I haven't been posting much lately because, well, frankly, I haven't been completing anything.

Last weekend Spartan received his Masters Diploma from Lawrence Technological Institute. He is now officially a Structural Engineer.

Runner and Boy Genius had the last concert of the year. As soon as I get my video camera uploaded, I will show you some of the pieces the Symphony band played. These kids are absolutely amazing! One song in particular called "Traffic" was cool beyond belief! That should be up in the next day or two.

Here are pictures of what is on my hoop/sewing table/craft tables:

This is one of the blocks from Jenny over at ELEFANTZ. If you want to get the first three blocks then you better hurry! They will be coming down soon!

This is a purse that I have cut out, but haven't yet sewn together. I don't know why...

This is a table runner I am doing along with Cindy from Quilt Campus . It is English paper piecing, therefore completely hand sewn. I think I like making the hex's more than I like sewing them all together. I just love to see the rainbow of colors stacked all neatly together.

This is a baby quilt that I am making for Baby Girl's teacher who just had a baby girl (...gee...I bet you couldn't tell...being pink and all...) I had to find more material for the border. I'll post a better picture when I get it done.

Have you seen the new issue of Haute Handbags? Normally I wouldn't spend $15 on a magazine, but there are some really cute bags in here! One in particular I am pretty excited about (or as excited as I get lately) making. I just have to find the right pair of Baby Girl's old jeans to use. (Being a pack rat comes in handy sometimes!)

This is the front of the purse.

This is the back of the purse.

These are some of the goodies I am tentatively planning on using for this project.

close up.

Sorry for the crappy pictures...a photographer I'm not.

So...what's on you work table?


retdairyqueen said...

Hi Loralyn
I made a bag out of jeans once I gave it away IT turned out very nicely Don't have a photo
Hope you are ok You sound a bit flat I,m about ready to quilt my mystery quilt Have had so much trouble with it

Patty said...

Congratulations to your husband on his Masters degree! I saw that on Facebook and was planning to go back and say something but I probably had to harvest some grapes or buy a scarecrow. I like your Elefantz block. You've just convinced me to try paper piecing since it's all hand sewn. I think I can handle that. My plan for the weekend is too get caught up with all my email and blog reading and THEN go make something. We'll see how that goes.

Cindy Is Crafty said...

That is a lot of potential!

Dandelion Quilts said...

Wow! You've been busy!!!

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Finally I got my groove back and have finished all my Work,
Now whilst I am still HOT i will need to start some new exciting projects.
Love the purse idea...Cute!

Jenny of Elefantz said...

I love that bag pattern!! Your little stash of goodies to make it are beautiful - can't wait to see the finished item!
I love the fabric you chose for the applique on the Shabby Roses...really, really sweet! Do you know the name of it?

A lil info: said...

my computer and a bandana (which i did not make), some books that i am reading (A New Earth & Eat, Pray, Love...i never read one book at a time). I don't make things, i make up things. i have GOT to call Spartan and congratulate him. Gosh im a horrible sib! anyway, speaking of hand bags, can you make me a back pack? not a frilly girly one or a jean one but one for me? can't wait to see the vid on boys concert! p.s. your stuff is pretty. :)

Marit Johanne said...

You have many nice things to work on when get into the crafting mood! I look forward to see that bag you started on, I am a bag lover!

Carrie P. said...

Congrats to Spartan on his degree. That is awesome.
I am working on the shabby roses blocks too when I can. Looks like are busy. I have a nine patch quilt on my work table right now.

retdairyqueen said...