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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

They call it a day late and a dollar short

Yep, that pretty much says it all! 

When my favorite sewing shop asked if my friend and I would be interested in teaching an Anita Goodesign machine embroidery class last year, I could hardly wait for her to finish the sentence before I answered Yes Yes Yes, a million times yes!!  Now considering that I work full time, and have an ever changing schedule, just why did I pipe up so fast and answer????  Don't answer that, it would probably make me cry!  hahahahaha

But thank goodness my friend took up the challenge too, and is willing to cover for me when I can't be there. So this is my project this month.

I was able to dig thru my scrap pile and make up this delightful tote. Each of the 16 panels are stitched separately, then sewn together. I took a different direction with my tote over the actual pattern. You know I never was very good at following directions. But for this, I wanted to make it a little bigger so I could tote projects to and from class in it. I personally think it made it much easier to put together too.  Now I suppose I have to confess, I was late in finishing it. I thought the class was not for another week, and I actually got it all done the day after the class was over.  Gheez, am I fortunate, I have the best friend in the world, who never reminded me I was late with my project. Sorry Ruth, I will be better next time I promise. Actually I have my day scheduled off of work next month, so I can be there!! Yea!!      Oh yeah, that means I need to be stitching up something doesn't it? 

I taught a "Heavenly Chocolate Bliss" class last weekend with my friend. It was a great time, and so much fun to see everyone excited about putting their quilt together. Of course Ruth was there to help me out, and I couldn't have done it without her. It was really nice to have 2 people when problems with machines, or techniques popped up. I can hardly wait to see what the gals have done in 2 weeks when we meet again.

You know how much I love this Chocolate quilt pattern, so I decided that I had to make another one myself. This time I am going with a completely different color scheme. Here's a sneak peek!

And last but not least, I have my blocks for our Sweet Treats swap ready to mail.
And for the record I am "way" early on this one!!

Finally something that isn't running late!!

Speaking of running, I have to go. I am on my way to a class to learn how to use this darn I Phone, I had to have! 

Old people like me, should not buy toys that require me to understand technology!



  1. My Honeyman asked if I wanted and IPhone! I emphatically said NO!!! I will fight the power as long as I can!! LOL

  2. Lovely tote - and those treat blocks are 'delicious'

  3. Your tote is wonderful as well as your projects....

  4. love the tote and the ice cream bars are mouth watering.

  5. It all worked out in the end, so all is good! the tote looks great. That's a great way to use a variety of embroidery stitches.
    Great fabrics in the next chocolate quilt pattern, too.
    Yummy sweet treats!
    And I must admit that I haven't even upgraded my phone yet. Oh dear!


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