I have been doing sewing stuff since 7:00 this morning. I woke up and picked out fabric for applique (I need a better selection- I have NO "mottled" colors...I had to use solids) and traced out the shapes, cut them out, ironed the steam a seam on, and assembled the applique.
Then, I painted my first quilt, as part of Annette Kennedy's Craftsy class. It looks pretty amazing in the photo I took (on facebook for a sneak peak) and from far away- you just have to promise not to get too close... I will post it here once I quilt it, but the paint needs 24 hours to dry completely.
Then, I was going to quilt a snowflake (I picked a new design to try), but remembered I promised my nephew I would make him a "Rosin Bag" to play with. Well- I've never seen one of these, so I googled, and almost all of them are labeled (pitchers get easily confused?) and have serged edges. So out came the embroidery machine and the serger... I stuffed it with felt. I thought that would give it a little more weight than cotton, but I didn't want to pay to mail a bean bag to Texas! I think it looks pretty cute.
Since I was making stuff to send to Courtney, I used some of the Riley Blake fabric I got in a grab bag to make her 3 more snack bags for the twins. I use these now for lunch and really like them- as long as they don't sit too close to a freezer meal or cold coke. Once they get wet, they are useless. Turns out my serger tension was a little messed up, so on a the lining and one or two of the bags you can see the threads, but I fixed it on most of them. If you can count, you'll see there are 6 in the picture. Three are for a friend I told I would make some for -in March?- sorry! But I made them! And with adorable number fabric too.
Sorry the photo is so bad- I took it on my phone. Kevin usually does my blog photography, but he was gone, and I am impatient.