Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Not a idle moment

Last week I had a customer who loved my previous Lipgloss Girls bag and wanted to buy it... well, here is my new one...which I love even more! I sewed the whole of Thursday and Friday (my mom did the embroidery of the lips and glasses). The lace I used is from the rummage sale my mom and I visited in March and the braid I bought in Holland in 2010 - I am so glad I had a opportunity to use it.  This is the end result of last weeks post on Mistakes we make... well, how does the saying go : all is well that ends well!

I also managed to finish this mini quilt - my plan was to hand quilt this little one, but the classes are on a Thursday afternoon and I can't make it! So I stitched in the ditch and cross hatched it finished the binding on Friday evening. I wanted it done for Saturday as it was our quarterly Quilters Guild meeting and since I want to present it as a workshop, my example had to be done. I LOVE these feedsack prints!
Well, my prize from OPAM 2012 arrived in the mail on Saturday - thanks Peg! I am in need of a bookmark, as my current one is the pamphlet of how to use Mandy wax strips! The bag has three beautiful stitcheries, another OPAM in the making???
Finally, I quilted this quilt yesterday. My mom and I made it in December for a friend of ours who is turning 60 soon. She bought a lot of fabric a few years ago but never got into quilting, so we decided to make her a quilt from all her own fabric. All that we bought was the outside border. Now my mom just needs to do the binding.   
What I didn't mention was: as I was finishing off this quilt this morning, I sewed RIGHT through my finger - broke the needle in 3 pieces... not once but TWICE! Is there any excuses for being blond????   


  1. Pragtige projekte. Ek is veral versot op jou sak.
    Geluk met die wen van die OPAM projekte.Geniet die boorduurwerk projekte!

    1. Dankie Elzaan, dit was harde werk maar so lekker!

  2. What an adorable bag! I bet they would be easy to sell if you ever decided on doing that. I love the colors of your mini quilt. So nice of you to make that quilt for your friend. I'm sure she'll love it. Hope your finger's better!!

  3. jy is omtrent n busy bee!!! baie mooi sak en kwilts. ek hou veral van jou ma se vriendin se kwilt, ek kan dalk al my scraps so opwerk.xx

  4. Hello! I just love your new Lipgloss Girls bag! well done