Friday, September 26, 2008

The "To-Do" List is Getting Shorter (Maybe)

I spent a little time yesterday working on my blocks for the Christmas Cottage block exchange. (Thank you Nanette and Terri)! I have eight completed now in three different styles...just four more to go. They actually work up very quickly as I mentioned before, and they really are a lot of fun. It's also been fun looking over the blogs of the others participating in the exchange. I still need to pick up some ric rac to embellish mine a bit.
I've been wanting to make this bag for quite some time now...actually since I picked up my Fall 2008 copy of Quilts and More. I used three different pieces of "Cotton Blossoms" fabric by Bonnie & Camille. I love this line--its traditional, yet trendy! This bag went together easily and is a great size; I'm going to use it on Sundays for my church bag. I've only been making bags/baskets for a couple months now, and I'm just amazed at how easy it is. I was always afraid to make bags before seeing so many beautiful projects on so many blogs...so thank you bloggers!

Here is another stitcher's angel project called Blue Wren's Nest by Natalie of Cinderberry Stitches. I had fun stitching this up using the various variegated threads. I used Moda's Portabello Market to put this little bag together...soon it will be heading off across the ocean to my stitcher's angel!


And this little guy has been in my "stash" for about eight years...I'm finally going to finish him into a cute little pillow. He ought to be looking cute with a little machine applique, some hand quilting, and maybe a couple of buttons too!
I titled this post "The To do List is Getting Shorter" since I have been crossing things off; however, I'm not so sure the list is much shorter (thus, I added the "maybe"). I really need to get going on all of my Christmas projects, and I keep adding things to my list because I'm so inspired by all of the wonderful creative people who share their work through their blogs. Thanks to all of you! Happy Sewing!

21 comments:

TxChristmasGirl said...

Love the Cinderberry bag. The cottages are great too. Those look like they would come together quickly.

Stephanie said...

Wow Sherri you've been busy. LOVE your cottages. I just made my first one today. I have been wanting to make the tote and just haven't gotten to it yet. Pretty.

Mel said...

Oh Sherry, I hope, I hope, I hope I get one of your cottages in the swap!

Kathy Wagner said...

Your blue wrens project is adorable! Tom the Turkey is cute too!

Anna M. said...

What beautiful projects! I love your Christmas Cottage blocks...I'm so sad now that I didn't get to sign up for the exchange! Your bags turned out lovely and that is one cute little turkey! You're so talented! Hope you have a great weekend! =)

Dawn said...

Good job Sherri... I love your work! I was just looking at the bag in the magazine. I was thinking about makeing it for my mom for Christmas. Have a great day!

Annette said...

Your cottages are so cute. I love how they turned out. I have been busy on mine and having fun with it.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

ooooh they are beautiful. I love them. How exciting. I'm bitten with this cottage bug and its fun to see it spread. Thank you.

I love to cross things off my to do list but then I love to add them too (at least sewing projects not housework!).

Love the bag.

Shannon said...

I REALLY like your new church bag! The fabric's look great together!

Linda said...

What great projects. Isn't it nice to see the list getting shorter?

The Quilt Buddy said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog because it gave me chance to visit your blog! Your projects are so nice and we have similar tastes. I love your bags, especially the one made out of the Cotton Blossoms fabric (one of my new favs). I was also afraid to make bags because when you look at them they seem difficult.Oh yeah, I am also doing the Mystery BOM.

Anyway, thanks for stopping by and I can't wait to see more!

ivoryspring said...

I have enjoyed seeing all your projects - it looks like you have been getting a lot accomplished! :)

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Love all your new projects!!!! You've been busy!!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Great houses...love both the bags, the Cinderberry Stithes bag is just so cute,

quilterpolly said...

Wow love your bags...and love the cottages...you were a busy beaver...love the pictures:)

Regena Brennan said...

Sherri
You have some cute projects going on. I wanted to thank you for looking at my blog and entering my give away. be sure to check to see who won on 9-30 around 10:00 a.m.
Thanks
Regena

em's scrapbag said...

Your cottages are lovely. Glad to hear they go together quickly. I love your turkey. What a hansome fellow.

Thimbleanna said...

Wow! Good for you that you're checking some projects off of your list. I LOVE your little cottages -- you're making me wish I were in that swap!!!

ivoryspring said...

Hi Sherri,

Thank you for the sweet comment you have left on my Washington items - I have had much fun collecting them! :)

Take care, and HAPPY QUILTING!

Camille said...

You've been busy! Thanks for the email to show me your bag- LOVE IT! It turned out great. Want to make one for me? ;-)

Kathy Wheeler said...

You are amazing. What are you waiting for my girl. It's time to design your own patterns. You've got what it takes. You go, you quilting friend!!!