This is my friend Lori. We met through our blogs when we found that we had much more than quilting in common. This is us at the Sisters Quilt show a few years ago. We had such a great time. I have been thinking about Lori a lot lately. She is a woman with a very big heart. She makes friends everywhere she goes. And she make friendship a priority.
When she got a message about all the people who had lost not only their homes but their fabric and craft supplies as a result of the fires in northern California, she jumped to action. The members of Lori’s Humble Quilts Facebook group responded with amazing collected quilts and fiber items and personally drove down to California to deliver them. You can read about her experience here.
She certainly made a fiber Friday possible for a lot of people last week.
The other day I told Honore that I was planning a blog post about some of the bags I have made and since it has not been the best week, it seemed like something fun for my Friday.
The top two are Noodlehead patterns. I really like these patterns and have found the directions pretty clear cut. I have my eye on new bag from her site. There is a free bag pattern (coming soon) that you should definately check out.
The tiny person backpack was my adaptation of the Noodlehead backpack above. I pretty much just cut down the dimensions and rounded the edges to create a little backpack for our busy person (I think that will be his new nickname).
The polka dot project bag is from Lazy Gal designs and is the Becca bag. It has a very fun zipper application. I made four of these a few summer ago and gave all but one away. Might need to make myself another one.
I have already seen sneak peaks of the upcoming Making Magazine and it looks like there are two bag patterns so I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of Issue #6. More bag making fun. In fact, some weekend bag making might wash away all the negative stuff from the work week.
Happy almost weekend!
This local coffee shop – the tumeric latte is amazing
This “milk” – not easy to find but worth the hunt
This app – I’ve been starting my day with the daily prayer, such a good thing.
I have mentioned that I have a
slight substantial issue with notebooks. I just cannot seem to pass up a beautiful notebook. Sigh. This month I have been in one notebook, a fairly chunky B6 (lower right). I like the size of the page but the cover is a bit floppy. I have done well keeping up with the various sections and have probably done more note-keeping this month than I have in the past. Best of all, I have learned somethings.
- I want to keep my planning in one place. I use a Moleskine planner for work the last three years but I need my work life and my non-work life to be synced up on paper so this year, I will use my Moleskine for all the date-keeping.
- I love lists but I am not a bullet-journaler. I just can’t make it work. I love looking at pictures on Instagram of bullet journals but I am setting aside the practice for my own notebook. I love having a weekly list that I can carry around and check off so I will continue with that practice.
- I want to journal more about the day-to-day, ordinary life things. I have done this more in my #onebookjuly notebook and it is a practice I will continue. I will return to my B6 slim notebook (upper right) for this recordkeeping. I like the size and the cover and I still have 3 blank inserts so that should hold me for a few more months. This size is easy enough to carry in my purse too.
This week finds me unraveling an old chair. This was one of the chairs from my parent’s dining set. I cannot remember the original color but I do remember my dad recovering them in this brown fabric – at least 40 years ago. I will head to the fabric store for new stuffing, fabric, and trim. Stay tuned! While you wait, visit Kat for more Unraveled stories.
At the top of my list today is getting this quilt basted. This was one of projects I worked on last week. The animals were a printed panel and a lot of the fabric was used in the baby quilt I made for our tiny person. I tried to let the process be simple and random. I have the backing and the batting, just need to get it done. Out tiny person is going to be in a toddler before we know it.
Here are a few links to share:
This blog post and link to an interview.
Golden milk and turmeric lattes.
I rediscovered this podcast last week.
The cast on date for this knit along is just around the corner.
This book, kind of a beach or sitting on the deck read.
Just dropping in to share three things I have been noticing (with thanks to Michelle for the prompt):
I am noticing that when he points, I need to pay attention. I love being surprised by what he remembers. Bird? I don’t see a bird but yes, that is exactly where we saw a bird yesterday.
I had to get my phone repaired yesterday and I noticed how unsettled I felt walking away and knowing I would not be able to text, call, or Google.
I am noticing the feel of a new pen on paper, the softness of my journal, the crispness of the pages of a new book.
head over to visit Carole today for more lists.