Monday, February 25, 2013
a little swap with friends
It has been a week (or so!)
We got hit by the tummy flu. It was brutal. First time the kids have had a bad tummy bug, and they got hit hard the poor sweeties. ♥
That, and a bit of a health journey I'm on (hoping to blog more about it soon!), have taken up the majority of my sewing and blogging time. (I have pickles on my counter fermenting right now).
BUT -- I got a little done.
I have a group of dear friends who got together in Atlanta this past weekend, and though I didn't get to go, they did include me in their gift exchange...
I sewed a little bag. (Pattern is in this book: Fabric-by-Fabric One-Yard Wonders: 101 Sewing Projects Using Cottons, Knits, Voiles, Corduroy, Fleece, Flannel, Home Dec, Oilcloth, Wool, and Beyond)
I love this echino blue polka dot! This went to the lovely Angela. She loves blue, and classy styles. And I thought the pleats were cute.
And though I screwed up the gussets on the little pouch, I hope it still works! (I figure she can give it to Caitlyn to use) ;) That was my prototype, but I didn't have time to make it again sadly!
Kelly sent me a package of a cute, cute bag and little pouch. They suit me perfectly, and the little posy fat quarters are my favorite color right now. Thank you friend! ♥
Before the next gathering, I need to sell some quilts or something... it just stinks to have bosom friends who are so geographically far away!
The ladies called me while they were opening gifts and included me in the exchange (sweet, huh?). I can't lie -- I started tearing up partway through. My heart still aches a little that I was so far away...
Anyway - Hi to all of you! The kids finally had a little bit more of an appetite yesterday and today (hallelujah!), so we are close to back to normal! I also got out of the house yesterday for the first time since last Saturday. Grocery shopping never felt so good.
(I've also listed a few destash items - if you want to take a look).