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Friday, March 26, 2010

Make Life purse!!!

I woke up early this morning and couldn't fall back asleep.  I was up at 6:00, which is extremely early for me!!!  Anyhow, I came downstairs and ate a bowl of cereal.  I decided to sew some and ended up sewing for almost two hours.  I got my Make Life purse finished too!  It is so pretty, if I do say so myself - lol!! Thanks again to Sherry in IL for the Make Life charm pack and to Dorthy in UK for the Love fat quarter.  They go so well together and were a joy to use!!  Here are some pictures.
I also used my darning foot and did free motion quilting on both the lining and the bag.  I think it turned out pretty good for my very first attempt!  I tried to do a meandering style on the lining and loops on the bag.  I'm sure I'll get better as I go too.  Of course, a purse sized "sandwich" is alot easier to maneuver around my sewing machine than a big sized quilt!  Anyhow, here are a couple closeup pictures to try to show you the quilting.
Oh, I also got another package delivered today.  This one was from Jan in TN and it is awesome!  She sent me lots and lots of little scraps as well as some bigger pieces of kids prints.  And she sent me a note thanking me for taking these off her hands, isn't she sweet?  Thanks again Jan!!  Here is a picture.
My nephew, Dominic, is staying the night tonight.  He's five and it'll be the first time he's stayed all night with us.  He is so excited!!  I sure hope he does alright.  He's awful cute and such a joy to be around.  He loves playing Wii and is pretty good for his age.  Tonight I promised him we'd play the new Super Mario Brothers game for as long as he wants to.  What have I gotten myself into? LOL!



autumnesf said...

The purse looks great! You did good with your darning foot! Do you have a plastic one or a metal one? I ended up with a plastic one that is not open toed and I am going to snip those suckers. I saw how to do it on a website. Also, this is probably a silly question but do you have the quilting or gardening gloves for the quilting? I'm totally amazed at what a difference it makes.

Have fun with your nephew. Isn't it funny how you can raise your own but then when you watch a younger one you second guess yourself? LOL! HOpe you have a great night of play with the little guy!

Helen in the UK said...

Great job on the purse :)

julieQ said...

Hi Lisa, Your purse is absolutely wonderful! You will enjoy and use it for many years...I tried to respond to you via my blog email and could not, so I wanted to tell you about the wallet. There is no pattern, I just made it up! Just string pieced on a foundation and bound, that's it! Isn't Jan a sweetie?

Sherry said...

Hi Lisa! You did a great job on the purse. What a great way to use the Make Life charm pack.

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