Saturday, January 31, 2009
Just a word or two about Bonanzle. It's a relatively new selling site, but growing in leaps and bounds. A few days ago they reached 1 million listings and it keeps going. The listings are free and it's really easy to set up your booth and list your items. Everyone is very friendly and I've already made a few new friends. So go on over to Bonanzle.com and look around. You can find everything from scented soaps to remote control cars to beautiful handmade items.
Wish me luck on my sale (or should I say Bonanza?)
Friday, January 30, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
I've just listed my last tote for a while. At least until I get some sold. This one is a cute red, white and blue country heart print with a lining of tiny white hearts on red. I used a big red vintage button on the front pocket and it really pops. BTW I will be having a tote sale Saturday at my Bonanzle booth for a couple of hours. Be sure to stop in.
Monday, January 26, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
I finally finished the Valentine's Day tote and got both the tote and a little baseball-themed quilt listed. The tote turned out really cute; I just love the print and the lining adds just the right contrast. I've had the baseball flannel forever, it seems like, and I'm so glad I finally got it made into something cute and useful.
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
I'm working on another little flannel quilt and will post both flannel quilts soon. This one has a baseball theme and it's really turning out quite cute.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
I have NARFE meeting today so I don't expect to get much done in the way of sewing. NARFE stands for National Active and Retired Federal Employees. My chapter is full of fun and interesting people and it's a good chance to get out and talk to humans for a change. If you've ever worked for the Fed, check out your local chapter. Nationally the group works on protecting our benefits and trying to get beneficial legislation passed. Check it out at www.narfe.org.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Saturday, January 17, 2009
I also got a chance to chat with some other friends this afternoon so it was a totally social day. Very enjoyable.
Hopefully I'll have some sunshine tomorrow to take some pictures of my latest tote and get it listed. At any rate tomorrow will be an "at home" day. We'll see if I actually get anything accomplished. LOL
Friday, January 16, 2009
Tomorrow I go to a friend's house to have some old pictures scanned. She has a lady coming in that does high speed scanning and the more pictures she scans the cheaper it is. She can do like 500 in an hour! That will get one long pending chore done. I have so many old photos it was hard to pick out the box full that I'm taking. They are all family - me, mom & dad, grandparents, great-grandparents and one great aunt.
Buddy is doing well; his eye continues to get smaller though not at the same rate as when he first started the meds. I think he feels better. We go back for a recheck on Jan. 26.
Gotta get off to bed since I need to make an early start tomorrow.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
While we were there a couple came in with a huge Malamute mix. When she was weighed the vet tech said she weighed 145 lbs!! Can you imagine that much dog. She was very shaggy and seemed very sweet.
Tonight I have my women's group meeting so I'll have some good news about Buddy. I feel really good about his prognosis. I've been sorting through some fabrics and have some up with two combos for totes - 1 Valentine print and 1 Angel print. My little pink mini tote just sold so I'm happy about that. All in all, it's been a good day!!
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Friday, January 9, 2009
At least I got two totes cut out today and actually started on one while also getting a rag quilt clipped. God, I'm good!!!
Here's an old picture of Buddy. It's hard to take good pictures of a black cat. It doesn't show what a really handsome man he is. I rescued him about 5 years ago when he was attacked by another cat in my backyard. He had a nasty wound to his front leg and I nursed him until it healed. He also acquired the FIV virus from that fight, but has never had any disease symptoms. That shows that FIV positive cats can live a long and healthy life. He's about 8 now and going strong, except for the eye.
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Yesterday I also spent an inordinate amount of time trying to figure out how to put more stuff on my blog page. Maybe I'm trying too hard. It's fine like it is. That's a hard thing for a perfectionist to say. For us it's never quite right. I am learning to say "it's good enough". I did learn how to do a Facebook chat from my dgd. She's very patient with her "old granny".
Friday, January 2, 2009
A while back a friend of mine showed me a cute tote bag she had made in an unusual manner. It was at that moment I discovered rag quilting. I already knew how to sew (since 9th grade Home Ec) and I was already selling on ebay so I thought this might be fun. I started with simple flat totes, learned how to do throws and quilts and bags with gussets. I had tried regular quilting once upon a time, but never really got into it. Now I can combine my love of fabrics and putting prints and colors together with the fun of sewing rag quilts.
My favorite fabric for raggies is anything with roses. I love the Shabby Chic/Cottage Chic/Romantic look. I've also just started doing some strip pieced quilts with the blocks joined raggy style. These quilts are so much fun!
I also make and sell non-raggy totes. The fabric is quilted to fusible fleece interfacing and the totes are quite sturdy.
In addition to sewing, I take care of a housefull of cats that originated as foster cats for a local adoption group. When these guys didn't get adopted I kept them. It's a zoo, but I love them all.
I'm hoping to keep you up to date on current projects and the zany actions of my zoo.