Remember this quilt I made for the "Architecture" challenge? I was terribly so disappointed with how it came out. When I got it home after the challenge I folded it up and hid it away. I ran across it months later, and decided to use it as a table runner. But then I had to look at it and remember how it was supposed to look, but didn't. (You can read the blog post I did about it here)
So, it needed to go.
Meanwhile I had been trying to decide what fabrics to use for a new
purse, using a pattern my friend Anne used for a bag I absolutely
loved. (It's not a commercial pattern. Her friend designed it) I did
some measuring and figuring and decided I could use the quilt for the
purse, making it just a bit smaller.
So, one of my least favorite quilts is now going to be one of the best purses I have ever owned!
I should look back through the pile of unloved quilts in my collection for more opportunities to turn "trash" into treasure! I could have a whole new career!
I decided to share some good news environmentally speaking. They are doing this kind of project in many places due to public demand for it. We can make a difference when we join our voices together!
I am grateful for:
A wonderful day with Jonathan
Wine o'clock on a really bad day.
The perfect day for a bowl of Irish Stew at O'Lacy's (sorry if this won't work for those not on facebook)
Cold weather means I can bundle up under my pile of quilts in bed. (too soon I'll have to give it up)
A perfectly timed gift from a friend