Monday, October 27, 2014
On Friday I started a quick project that will hopefully be something we use at our Penn Oaks Quilt show in the spring. It's a fabric bowl that will be used to hold sewing themed cookies.
It's kind of hard to photograph, but I think you get the idea. It is a little more floppy than I like but that's because I ran out of the proper interfacing and just wanted it to be done. I will be making more of these. How fun to come up with fabric combinations. It's one of those projects that takes longer to cut out than to sew.
You can find the pattern at a blog called A Cuppa and A Catch Up.. It is a very simple pattern but the best part is there are lots of ways to customize it. I made a simple straightforward one to see if I get the OK from the quilt show committee before I make any more. The other nice thing about this pattern is, you are given the formula to make them in all different sizes! These would also make nice gifts or storage for your sewing room, baby shower gifts........ the ideas are endless.
I always loved Janis Joplin (and Mama Cass also) and was surprised when I went into the post office and saw these stamps.
Check out how this looks like a 45 in the jacket. See the faded "edge" of the record, just the way a very well used jacket looked. What a great detail!
I am coveting these stamps and only sending them on special mail. Love the rose colored glasses!
This weekend the Meanix family went to Linvilla Orchards for their fall extravaganza.
Apple slingshots were by far the most favorite of activities.......as always it became a competition.
Even the little kids loved it.
For $5 you got a bucket of 20 apples to shoot out into the field. We got 4 buckets, if the boys had their way we would still be there! A great way to use up less than perfect apples.
Some silliness too....
We are coming up on almost a year of getting together every month. So far everyone enjoys seeing each other and catching up. As they grow up and schedules fill I hope they will always remember these golden days.