My son's clarinet and music and my daughter's ice skates and associated gear both get lugged around at least once a week. We got tired of gathering all the bits and pieces at the last minute on our way out the door. Both kids went shopping for appropriate fabric and here's what we ended up with:
We couldn't find ice skating themed fabric but thought the penguins conveyed an icy message. The buttons on the music tote are the buttons my son earned from the band teacher for practicing (no nagging required, yay!). My daughter has plans to sew the skating badges she has earned onto her bag.
This week I also sewed up a couple of heat packs using this tutorial. (Sorry, no pics!) I had made one last year as a heat pad for aches and pains, but this winter we've all been wanting it to heat our toes when we slip between cold sheets at night. Somehow the winter just seems colder this year, even though the thermostat is set just as before. Now that we have more heat packs the weather is bound to warm up soon, right?
I'm plugging away at three quilts, though there isn't enough progress to share new pictures yet.
1. My husband's astro quilt is waiting for borders. I finally was inspired there but had to stop when I discovered I didn't have enough of the space print to do what I wanted. The quilt store was all out of it, though I had seen some there the previous week. After 45 minutes online I was about to give up searching when I found some. Yay! It came late this week but I was in the middle of something else at that point. Soon though!
2. My daughter's quilt is progressing more slowly than I had anticipated. All those heart blocks have seams that need matching with seams in other blocks, and I hadn't planned ahead to press in appropriate directions to help the seams nestle together. I'm figuring it out as I go along, making do where I have to but overall I'm able to make it work. It's just a slow process. 4 rows are made and joined togeher. Just half left to go.
3. My Kicking and Screaming quilt is almost done. Just one more side of the outer border to do and I can move on to binding. Pictures of the Pringles lid quilting will follow when the quilt is finally hung on the wall.
Now I'm off to waste more time, not quilting, but adding pictures of past projects to this blog - there are links to 2 new pages on the sidebar. I thought it would be interesting to have a record of what I've made all in one place. How do all of you keep track of how your hobby has evolved?
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