Busy Week Here ~ Sew Much to Share !!!

Have you ever stopped to realize how easy a smile spreads when you share one???

Look at this sweet smile… tell me she doesn’t make you wanna grin right back!!!

 Her parents also sent this sweet photo of her with the quilt I made for your play with….

 Later this week Molly got snuggling with her squirrel gifted to her by her boyfriend Max at Christmas….

She loves this toy more than any of her others… it is sooo sweet!  And yes… this is a hand quilted quilt she is snuggling in… it is one I made for her  and my honey to enjoy together!

Due to the weather Jannessa didn’t get to come over for her birthday celebrating until Tuesday the 18th (her birthday was a week earlier !!!).  She had said she preferred chocolate chip cookies for her birthday so I made her a big cookie for her birthday as a surprise and she loved it!!  Then she got her scissor fob too… once home she shared her fob in place…

After she took home her cookie leftovers… we made more cookies  ~ normal sized!!! 😀

This is a shot on our new plates and showing off Jannessa’s great fmq on this table runner in our kitchen!!!!

Here is my journal for this week… it was a VERY busy week for us.. it all didn’t get captured here though!!!! lol

I spent most of my brain power pondering the wallet….

 Above is the beginning of card slots and below you can see those card slots on the interior of the wallet…

 After 2 play dates Jannessa and I each have a wallet to enjoy that is complete!

 I used Tula Pink Squirrels on the outside of mine with black and lavender trims…

 And here it is hanging with my keys… ready for an adventure…

And here are a couple photos of Jannessa’s finished wallet… she made hers able to be a cross body bag instead of a wristlet strap that mine has…..

If you are interested in finding out about this wallet/purse check out THIS link for the pattern 🙂

Next up we are making this briefcase by my favorite bag designer Sew Sweetness!!

 And we have each pulled fabrics.  Here are mine….

 We need a few more bits so this will go on the books for mid March to make.

When making bags or wallets USE YOUR IMAGINATION though… look at this example I saw in the Sew Sweetness facebook group …

She took a plain fronted bag and added some amazing fmq details on this and a fancy strap too!

Thursday we had snow… I loved just watching it fall as I quilted and sewed on different projects on my list….

It never accumulated to anything so that made the falling snow all day even more fun to watch!

I have completed 1 of these crochet squares with buttonhole stitching and started on another…

 I am very pleased with how the Appalachian Delight quilting progress is going…

 Here is a close up of one of the bear in the cabin blocks complete on the bottom half of the block (as far as I can reach 🙂  )

 This is the 3rd block over and where I will be working today….

I am linking this progress with my favorite Sunday Stop >>> Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching Linky Party right HERE <<<<  Come on over and see all the different kinds of handwork being shared today!!!

 Here are a last couple of facebook finds with significant meaning to me ….

 What is your love language??? 

Mine is quality time I think… although I love being spoiled with any of the above ways of showing love 💖

In closing I want you to read this remember life is short… live it with zest!

Have a blessed week ahead and thanks for stopping into my little spot from the mountains of North Carolina!!!  I hope you share your fave love language in the comments below 😍


16 thoughts on “Busy Week Here ~ Sew Much to Share !!!

  1. CathieJ

    I love both of those wallets! Those pink squirrels are great. I love the way Molly looks with her squirrel toy. It looks like she is just daring you to try and get it away from her. We have had only one brief snowfall back in December. It hasn't at all felt like winter here. I liked seeing your dusting of snow. I am loving the quilting on the bear blocks.


  2. Karen - Quilts...etc.

    I like that wallet as a cross body bag – and yes I wonder too does it have a pocket for a phone or is it just a wallet? We have gotten barely any snow this year just a dusting a couple of times. Love seeing the photos of your granddaughter and her quilt she is so cute.


  3. Jill

    Such an adorable sweet baby all snuggled in her quilt made by her grandmother. Scissors fobs are quite popular. Helps to find those tiny scissors! I still admire the sewing table your honey made! Bears paw blocks are one of my favorites. Honestly, I don't think I've seen it with a log cabin. Hand quilting is coming along nicely! May you have another productive sewing week!


  4. K Reeves

    I always love reading your weekly updates, so many smiles! The quilt is looking fab, and I've been contemplating a purse to go with my current sewing project. Not sure there will be enough time, but if there is, any recommendations? I'm thinking something a little old fashioned looking with small handles. ( maybe 60's or 70's, one of those cute smaller jobs that the models always had with their suits.)


  5. Kim

    Yes, smiles are contagious, aren't they. Just look at Elliana's gorgeous smile! Gosh, those wallets are lovely. How clever of both you and Jannessa. I always smile when I see Tula Pink fabrics. They are always filled with bright and happy colour and pattern. The briefcase looks like a fascinating project to sew and as for the bag with the quilted sunflower and fun strap; isn't that lovely.


  6. Susan

    Wow, lots of eye candy here today! I had a day of snow like that this week – I thought it would be much worse, but it tapered off to nothing and left me only worrying about black ice! Your hand quilting project looks beautiful and is moving along quite nicely, time-wise, I think.


  7. Unknown

    What an awesome week it was dear! All the works are merely exceptional. Loved the quilt molly was snuggling in. Both the squirrel wallet and cross body wallet were a piece of art. And the Appalachian quilt looks incredible. Wish to see more and more visual treat from you. For more updates please visit at https://www.bloghasting.com/



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