Rico’s weekly sheep herding lesson was canceled for today. So I planned to spend a nice and rainy Saturday at home.
After breakfast we took a nice long 5 mile walk. I knew the rain would start in the afternoon so a second walk was unlikely. We walked at a good clip!
The boys were happy to start the day with a nice long walk. The got to pose on a stump. They thought it was somewhat lame.
We really lucked out on the rain. We didn’t get more than a sprinkle at any time during our walk. But it rained most of the afternoon and evening.
When we got home I cleaned up the kitchen and made a big pot of split pea soup. It turned out really good and made a nice early dinner.
After I had the soup on the stove I hit the sewing room to finish up some little tree ornaments I started last night. Last night I got them to the stage where they were ready to sew together. I had 16 ready to quilt today. Here’s a few of them.
Once I got them all quilted I sewed a back onto all the fronts, got strings basted in place, and got them all trimmed, turned inside out and pressed. Then I started stuffing them and sewing them closed. I got a lot of them done.
I have five more to stuff and sew closed. I will probably get them done tomorrow. Then that will be it for ornaments this year. I have no idea what I’m going to do with the more than twenty I’ve made so far. So it’s probably time to stop!
I’ve gotten photos of several Frankenbags in the last few days.
This first one was made by Debra Gabrielson. I just love her color combos. It feels so rich. She made this bag from leftovers from a quilt she made several years ago. What a great use for those leftovers!
Next up is this bag from Sheryl Karle. I love the way she combined turquoise and orange in this bag. And that graphic black and white stripe is great! A nice bold lining too!
Next are two bags from Cherry Naylor. She has made A LOT of these bags. I just love how she used those great big blooms on this one. And the bold pinwheels on the back are fantastic!
Next is a bag made by Cindy Clark. this is her third Frankenbag. And more orange! I tell yah, it’s a great color. People need to be more ok with Orange! It gets a bad rap but I love it!
Next is this one made by Bibi Eriksson. She’s from Orsa in the north of Sweden. I love her fabrics and colors, and I love how she’s used that striped fabric! And this bag looks so well made. I may be wrong, but I’m guessing Bibi is a member of the Swedish Quilt guild.
Last up tonight is this bag made by Deb Solomon. I love the huge prints she’s used on her bag, and those little peeks of green on the side are so good! And I just love that black and white lining!
Thanks to everyone who shared photos of their bags! I might actually whip one up tomorrow. I have to get moving on my holiday gifts.