I missed my blogiversary because of that darn flu. It was on Wednesday and it's been 12 years! Hard to believe that I haven't run out of things to say yet! Thanks for hanging in there with me!
My secret pal finally received her Christmas gift from me, so now I can share it with you! This was through the Tacoma Modern Quilt Guild. We have a gift exchange at least once a year and I try to participate when I can. It's so fun!
Secret Pal requested zip pouches and also Zen Chic fabric is her favorite. Perfect for me, as I love making zip pouches and I happen to have a good selection of Zen Chic fabric as she is one of my favorite fabric designers also! I used some mini charms for the piecing on this bag.
I started these two bags while at my sister's house in December. I got an emergency call from her for help, as she had slipped and fallen on her porch and broken her leg! She lives about 3 hours away, so the first emergency was over. But she was having trouble dealing with it all - she lives in a split level house. So while I spent a week there helping her, I got these bags started. I didn't use a particular pattern for them, just kind of a mash-up of two or three. Then got them finished at home in time for guild meeting. My sister is all healed up now and doing well.
|inside of first bag|
|inside of 2nd bag|
I even put more hexies on the back of the second bag! And I included lots of dark chocolate for her to enjoy!
So, Secret Pal was very happy with her gift, which makes me very happy!
We've been having So. Much. Rain. this past week! There are flooded rivers and places all over. Not to mention landslides. Everything is totally saturated. And everyone is hoping the rain lets up soon. It just hasn't given us a break! It's been so dark and grey and depressing, and the rain has been coming down so hard. I was perfectly happy to not set foot out of the house at all for the past week. We finally got a few hours of a break this afternoon and now it's supposed to be dry for a few days. No sun particularly, but at least not End Of The World amounts of rain. I sure hope we can dry out some now!
I hope to feel well enough to start sewing soon too!