Happy New Year! Thanks for stopping by to visit this year. I really appreciate all the friends and followers I have made through blogging and hope you'll join me for another year of my sewing and quilting adventures. This year is sure to be amazing! I appreciate all your comments and sharing ideas with everyone.
This year thanks to my Accounting and Finance for Managers class, I really looked at the classes I was teaching and decided to revamp what classes I was offering. This included choosing some new classes to teach and shortening the time of some classes. One of the best classes I teach is the Professional Tote class, so I decided to offer the mini professional tote as a class. The only problem with new classes? I have to make new samples and I forgot how time consuming it is to make a PT. This one is no different. I probably spent close to 15 hours working on it. It is made a bit differently, so I had to do some un-stitching and really read the directions. I used fabric I have on hand and love, so when it is done as a sample I will want to use it. Maybe by then I won't be carrying a diaper bag anymore.
The inside of the bag has a gathered pocket. I used light fabric for the lining, so it is easier to see.
There are more zippers in this version, in different spots. I love the zipper facings, but boy I can see how my students could be confused.
I decided to try the D rings on this one and really like how they turned out.
After spending most of yesterday afternoon finishing the MPT, I got to work on a table runner UFO. It's one of moms and I am so glad to have it done. It wasn't hard, I just hadn't taken the time to check out what needed to be done to it.
I am not really liking the gold on the tree with the silver on the table runner, but that is how she cut it out, so I went with it. It's going to be a gift for an exchange this weekend. Would you consider it to be worth $15 or should I add something extra to it? The person receiving it knew mom, so it will have special significance.
I also finished this snow flake one. These are both quilt as you go with applique on them.
My SIL to be, lost a close family member, so I wanted to make her something. I didn't have time to make a quilt and the ones I have made, just do not suit her, so I decided to make a fleece blanket and embroider her name. She loves frogs, so I asked my little bro if she would like it. He said yeah. I plan to give it to her at the funeral tomorrow.
I'm linking up with Kelly from My Quilting Infatuation for Needle and Thread Thursday