Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Checkmarks on the List

Do you have a list...or several...of things to do, things to make, things to think about doing and making? I have been a list maker all of my life...and there is nothing like being able to mark things off! I've been a bit under the weather for about a week...so what to do but sew and mark things off the list.

I made a little bag that is shipping off today...a long overdue thank you for someone...I got my Noah's Ark blocks together...they fit!!! And, I prepared two more blocks for stitching on the "My Home or Yours" quilt.

I also completed block 9 of the Mystery Designer Block of the Month from Fat Quarter Shop...I love each of these blocks and can't believe there are only three more to go!


But my favorite finish this week was finishing Nanette's "Mixed Bag to Quilt." I won the pattern and kit from Terri at Purple & Paisley during her birthday giveaway. When it arrived I had a hard time beginning the project because I so just wanted to frame the vintage fabrics! After finishing the bag, I'm so glad I made it. It is such a great size...I've been making lots of smaller bags and really needed a larger one more than I realized. Thanks, Nanette for designing such a great pattern!


Here are photos of the front and back...I love both sides!


Oh, and I've been crossing things off my "Time for Tea" list as well...one more project to finish, and I'll be ready to wrap things up!



Happy Sewing!

28 comments:

The Quilt Buddy said...

Hello and nice to meet you! I am also a Moda maniac! And we are also doing many of the same projects, except you are farther along than me.

I am also addicted to lists! I love being able to
mark things off the list. I find it quite liberating.

Thanks for sharing and can't wait to see more!

Molly said...

Your bags are sooooo cute and I can see why you wanted to frame the vintage ones. Beautiful blocks and beautiful work--I like lists, too!

belinda said...

lovely goodies you have posted!!

Quilt Nut said...

love your mystery block-so pretty! and your Noah's Ark quilt is fabulous. some great goodies!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

wow, when I get sick I lay around an whine, boy did you get a lot done, I have one of nanette's bags too, also do not have the heart to cut it,ut after seeing yours I "just" might! Happy Day to you!!

Stephanie said...

Sorry you've been feeling funky! Well you sure got a lot done. I see you decided NOT to frame the fabrics. :o) Pretty bag. Oh how I love you sneak peek.

ivoryspring said...

Those bags are absolutely lovely! It looks like you have been busy -- I am impressed by all that you have accomplished!

Stina said...

Couldn´t cope without a list!!!:O)
Love all your finishes... the bag is wonderful...and...hmmm..love to see more of your tea swap items...but I guess I will have to wait some weeks...until they are delievered to the person who will get them...:o)

rachel griffith said...

yayyy for marking things off of your list!!!
that's such a great feeling.
{i'm a list maker too.}

your 'nanette' bag is SUPER cute.
i keep telling myself that i need to buy one of these kits!!!

another amy said...

Nanette's bag turned out so cute!! Those fabrics are amazing. I loved making my bag out of her pattern, but now I'm thinking I need to buy one of her kits and get some of her amazing fabric!

Purple and Paisley said...

you're getting a lot accomplished for feeling under the weather! hope you're doing better and i love all of the projects you shared...the zipper pouch at the top is glorious...love the purples! ☺

terrisnotebook said...

I love the zippered bag and that mixed bag, which looks like a great size. You sure are having fun with your list! I love lists too.

Nedra said...

Looks to me like you've gotten a lot done. I love Nanette's bags. I'm hoping to get some of her patterns at Bryce. Make sure to come up and say hello!

Sew Many Ways... said...

Congrats on checking things off your list, especially not feeling well. I love everything you've made...the Noah's Ark and the purse are so cute! I am definitely a list maker. If it's not on there, it doesn't get done.
~Karen~

Phyllis said...

Hi,

I'm a list maker too and have been forever. I love checking off things I've completed.

I love your banner, by the way!

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Sherri, all of your projects are so cute. Love the bag, gotta get that pattern.
The tea swap peak is really cute, can't wait to see what everyone has made.
Keep Stitchen'
Bonnie

Red Geranium Cottage said...

OMG you have been busy, busy,busy!! I love all your projects. Especially the bags.

Darlene said...

I hope you're feeling better!

I've been working on a list of "must do" things, also. This list has been getting longer and longer and today was the day to get started. I completely understand.

Kaaren said...

Lists are a must in my life. I love all your projects, especially the Noaha's Ark and purse. Everything looks wonderful and you must have been one busy gal to get all this done.

Carrie P. said...

I want to cross things off my list. Hopefully in the next week or so I can do that. Your work is beautiful as always.

Sheri Howard said...

Darling bag! Is that ball fringe on the top? CUTE!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Very nice Sherri...lots of great projects there...lists are good.

Chocolate Cat said...

Wow you have been busy! I love that feeling of crossing something off my list, shame something makes its way on almost as quickly! Still haven't finished my Noahs Ark blocks - best get moving!

Anne said...

Wow, you've been one busy gal. Love everything, especially the stitcheries... Great job!

Eileen said...

I think you got one of the best kits of fabrics for Nanette's bag that she put together.. I love each and every print! You did a nice job.. I'm glad you made it up for us to see.

And your tea swap.. oh it looks wonderful!

jacquie said...

love your noah's ark and the bag is spectacular. i wish i would have done those noah's ark stitcheries. i definitely have a list...actually lots of lists...too many!

Barb said...

Wow, you have gotten alot done and I love all of it.

Threeundertwo said...

That bag is soooo pretty! What fun.

I can't believe there's only a few more of those Christmas mystery blocks to go. I'm enjoying it too - we'll probably have to sign up for the next one!