Monday, December 01, 2008

Another Little Fabric Book

Do you remember that I started a "secret project" for my sister, way back in July? I started a fabric book, inspired by Gwen Marston and her little fabric books, and then didn't like it for my sister. You can see how this started here and here. So, I made her another one that I showed here. Well, I have finished the original fabric book that I first started and have given it away. So, now it can be revealed! The above picture is the front of the book.
I'm going to babble on while I show you the rest of the pages.
I made a vest for my oldest granddaughter, which I completely forgot to take a photo of! (Duh!) It was a printed panel, and was a vest for school - you know, 'A B C' and '1 2 3' and that sort of thing. She's been patiently waiting for it since I showed it to her last summer. (Note to self: do not show children something you're going to give them until you're ready to give it to them!) She started kindergarten this fall, so I figured it was just right for her at this age. Any older and they won't wear that kind of thing. I think.

Well, you know how it is with little kids. You can't give something to one without having something for the other one. So, I decided that this little fabric book would be just the thing to give to the younger granddaughter.

I think she was a little disappointed that it wasn't something to wear, like her sister's, but she loves kitties, so I think she'll be OK with this.

I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving. We had a great time over at DS's house with almost all of the family; DD and her hubby couldn't make it up here from Nevada, and we missed them! But my sister and her "sweet baboo" joined us for the day. It was the 1st time we've had Turkey Day with her for about 15 years.
The next day, "Black Friday", we met my sister and her sweetie in Seattle - we went to dinner and then saw a play. That was also a lot of fun! I NEVER EVER go out shopping on that day - or even that whole weekend. There's nothing in this world that I need badly enough to go out that day!
I'm finally feeling better. Got rid of the sinus infection (Yay, antibiotics!) and the accompanying headache. Now, maybe I can get back to sewing jars for the witch's pantry, and also all those secret projects for Christmas! (I can't believe it's December already - where did the year go??) My quilt studio is calling me to come visit it and play for awhile. Now if I could just find someone to wash the dishes and go to the grocery store for me. If I ever win the lottery, that's what I'm gonna spend the money on!


  1. Cute book! Yep, if I win the lottery I'll never clean house again. I do love to cook...just not clean up the dishes!

  2. I like your little book. I have a lot of scraps of kids prints to do the crazy piecing with. I just need a little one in the family again to get me motivated.

    If I won the lottery I would have a cook and a window washer on my list.

  3. I do so love the cat fabric. What a nice little book

  4. I love your quilt book! I hear you about shopping the day after, forget it.

  5. I have a friend who is a cat fanatic. She would love your book! blessings, marlene

  6. The book is great. Very colorful and cute. I like it, so if the granddaughter wants something to wear, maybe we can cut a deal!

  7. It's been a while since I've been around to visit... So glad to hear that you and Shade are both feeling better! When I win the lottery (ha) I will hire both a maid and a cook. And maybe a landscape designer/gardener!


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