Friday, April 20, 2012


Has it really been a month since my last post?!  Hmmm, well there hasn't really been much to report other than I really miss y'all.  Feels like I'm been traveling more than I've been home, and today is no exception.  

This weekend I am off to the Big Apple with some bossy friends very good friends who insisted (if you look closely you will see the marks where they twisted my arm!) I get away for some R & R.

I finished my packing early for once so decided to whip up some goody bags to take on my trip.  I didn't follow a pattern for these, but instead just went with an idea I had in my head and made adjustments with each one.  Of course, the photos are of the first (and worst) bag made.  

Do you like the ribbon tie on this bag?  It's from a jelly roll I purchased at Gruber's during last summer's quilt retreat.  I love being able to reuse items this way!

The bags are really just for fun to hold those travel essentials such as chocolate, tissues, mints, bandaids (for the inevitable blisters from walking too much), chocolate, gum, oh and more chocolate!

These little "happys" for my friends are now tucked inside my suitcase.  I knew saving those Moda, Kaufman, Island Batik, etc. ribbons from fabric purchases would come in handy one day ;-)

Quilting Modern arrived on my doorstep just in time for this trip, and it, too, is safely tucked inside my carryon bag for reading on the plane!

AAQI #7111 I Spy a Button by Marcia Middents
One last bit of exciting news before I say goodbye.  Today the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative is launching Facebook Foto Friday (follow the link for more details), and I am participating by sharing the above Priority: Alzheimer's quilt on my Facebook page. AAQI #7111 I Spy a Button was made by the talented and dedicated Marcia Middents, and it now proudly hangs in my Sewing Lab!  Thanks so much Marcia for all you have done for this great cause and especially for helping me so much with my $1,000 Promise questions.  

So have you taken a picture of any Priority: Alzheimer's Quilt you've purchased and posted it on Facebook for others to see?  Haven't purchased a quilt from AAQI yet, you say?  There are plenty of gorgeous ones for sale here!

Happy Friday and happy stitching!


  1. The bags are cute. Have fun on your trip.

  2. Have a fabulous time. Your bags are adorable. Nice to have "bossy" friends!

  3. Have fun! Eat a doughnut at The Doughnut Plant, or a giant cookie from Levain Bakery, or how about a Concrete Shake from the Shake Shack..... :D

  4. Cute bags! How fun to make a stack of them to share with your friends. Hope you have a great trip!

  5. Love the bags!! You have such a generous spirit!! I'm sure you will have a great time in NYC. Be sure and take lots of pics...

  6. Welcome back! I have really missed your postings. Love the bags.

  7. Darling goodie are the nicest gal to do things like this! We've missed you, too but gosh, glad somebody has a life ;)

  8. loved my bag - and loved the trip! glad you're posting again! ;)

  9. Have a fun trip! Those goodie bags are awesome. Love them. That book looks good, too. And yes, I've posted my Alzheimer's quilt, but on my blog. I bought a really wonderful one from this girl named Rene'. ;-P I love it so much.

  10. Hope you had a great trip. Thanks for buying the book. I hope you are enjoying it!