Because I've been doing whatever I have been doing and then trying out the floss tube, blogging has taken a back seat. Writing in general has taken a back seat. I'm barely able to write an email these days!
Since I was here today reading some blogs and looking at the pretty things, I figured I might as well post a shot of my ORT jar. I normally empty it when I do a TUSAL post and it's been a really long time!
Now that this is emptied in to the larger jar and all of that tamped down, I have a shiny and empty jar to start filling again. I don't know about you, but when I empty the jar I feel very accomplished. It wouldn't need to be emptied if I wasn't doing things I loved to do.
So, after taking this picture of my ORT jar, I thought, "gosh, why not add a few yummy shots of recent finishes and almost finishes?"
The stitching is done here, and I have a lovely plan on how to FFO, but that part will have to wait as it isn't a gift for anyone or a commission.
If you follow my blog, you will know I used to make Chickie Bags and sell them on Etsy. The particular way that I make them now hurts my hands to make, but I still have commissions to finish and give to the good people who ordered them.
I sucked it up, and finished the first one I'm calling M's Big Mama Chickie Bag.
My friend Cyndy and I went to Joann's and together found fabric for this bag and the remaining two.
I really love how this one has turned out. Cyndy had purchased the pretty button, and as you can see we went though some of my finished motif's and I attached those on as well.
Day before yesterday I finally cut the fabric and made the lining inside with some floppy pockets. I have the lining ready to be hand sewn which is the last bit before it's ready to be given to the intended recipient...Cyndy's daughter in law.
Here's what I'm excited about most: When I move to Colorado and I am no longer in this water logged yet totally beautiful place and my bones dry out, will I be able to crochet the Chickie Bags again? I'm excited to find out.
For now, I'm trying to get commissions done, promised gifts and pack up my belongings for my big move in August....if you haven't heard I'm bound for Colorado.
I really should blog about that entire idea and plan and the actions taken since it began, but for now please enjoy the pretty things!
Until next time.....KEEP ON STITCHIN'!