I’m officially on vacation. Two-and-a-half glorious weeks off coming up!
Work has been crazy this last week because of getting ready to head out of the office, and when that’s happening, more people need my time. So I’ve been working long hours and haven’t had much time to do much else. I’m really looking forward to vacation. A friend of mine who I haven’t seen since before the pandemic hit is flying in to stay for the entire time. We have catching up to do!
I finally got some time today to hit my sewing room and finish up this little shoulder bag.
It’s nearly identical to the one I made last week. The outer orange fabric is just a little lighter. But it still looks good with that lining.
This bag plus two others will be going to a friend in California.
I walked over to a friend’s place on Friday to pick up some of their tomatoes. They have an impressive crop!
compare that to my little gems.
Mine are really good but it’s hard to make a BLT out of dime-size tomatoes.
Look how incredible this plant is! The main stalk is at least an inch in diameter.
I’ve really been enjoying my Rose of Sharon. It had several blooms on it in last spring, and it’s blooming again.. but this time it’s really going to town!
It’s covered in these blooms already and there are a bunch starting to open.
And this thing is covered in buds that aren’t anywhere near opening yet.
There are clusters of buds like that all over this plant. It’s pretty amazing.
The boys have been pretty bored with my work schedule the last week. Bender fell asleep in this position with a toy in his mouth!
This was Rico right after I asked him if he wanted to go outside and play Frisbee.
I’m thinking the answer was yes!
Since it’s Sunday, it’s Frankenbag time. This first one was made by Elaine Samborski. I love the color and that huge cabbage bloom! The black and white is so good!
Thisnext one was made by Marion Wolf. She’s made other Frankenbags. This one is for her personal use. I just love the dark fabrics with the pop of color in the lining. The decorative stitching on the handle is a nice detail.
Next up is a whole bunch of bags made by Sandee Henricks. She’s really been busy! Great fabrics, very nicely made, and a riot of color! Nice work Sandee!
My friend and I are going to do some sewing related things while she’s here. First, she’s going to help me figure out where to put all the piles of fabric in my sewing room. Then we’ll make a trip to my long arm quilter to get some of her quilts started. She shipped three of them to me this week. I’ll take in one or two of my own quilts while we’re there.
One more day of getting my house ready for company and then adventure will begin.