Thursday, July 5, 2012

WIP Wednesday on Thursday

Welcome, welcome. Pull up a cuppa and sit a bit.
This past week was a pretty productive one.

I stitched a little more on my Happy Go Lucky sampler. I am taking this one slowly on purpose. I want to enjoy the process, so I am not forcing myself to finish right away.

I purged about 18 inches, YES, 18 inches of scrapbook paper and card stock from the studio. My SIL is a special ed teacher and said she could use it with her students. Win for both of us. Now don't worry that I am paperless, I am not. I still have quite a bit. The scrapbooking purge is ongoing...

I made June and July blocks for do.Good Stitches. For June we were to use 2, 4 and 6 inch blocks to make 14 inch blocks using bright primary colors.

July's blocks are crazy blocks using scraps that were sent to us.

And lastly this week, remember this little beauty:

I decided to give her a make-over. She wasn't in bad shape before, but I thought she needed a little up-dating.

(Picture source is from the ebay auction - I forgot to take one of my own before the transformation began.) 

So I picked out a cheery fabric and made her look happier. She isn't perfect. But she is great now.

We are going on a trip soon, and I really thought she should come along with us. We'll be in the car for a while, so some hand stitching is in order. I am going to use the Tradewinds FQ's to make a Summer 2012 Hexie quilt. I'll be using 2 inch hexies because I really want to see the designs on the fabric. It's a very pretty collection. Plus a book. Missing from this pic is my tablet. I have games and books on there too.

What's in that Hello Kitty tin? The sewing kit. Scissors, needles, pin cushion made from scraps from the train case make-over, hexie papers and lots of thread.

Well, I think that's enough for one week. Don't you?

I'm linking up to WIP Wednesday. Which is extended to Thursday this week because of the American holiday, Fourth of July.


whitney said...

Your travel pack is awesome! What a beautiful job you did on that little suitcase. Good luck on your hexie quilt- show pics!

Jessica Kelly said...

Wow! that suitcase is awesome! Love the little travel pack and your bee blocks are beautiful!

Melissa said...

You're so organized! The train case is just darling! I'd probably think of it at the last minute and throw everything into a grocery bag. :-)

Anonymous said...

Very crafty! Love the fabric choice, great contrast and pop!

Julie B. said...

Love the bag makeover! How did you do that? I have a small blue vintage suitcase that I would love to do something like that to!

Rosemary said...

I thoroughly enjoyed everything about this post - from your grid work to the makeover of the case (which looks FABULOUS! I love the brightly colored fabric so much).

Electra said...

What a great post! But I'm sniffling in sadness over your purging.

Kwiltz by Stephanie said...

How cute are all of your projects?! Those happy stitched people and too sweet gumball machine!! And I love how you gave a face lift to the little suitcase!Fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

Sian said...

I love what you did with your case! I'm just back from holiday myself and your lovely pictures have kept the holiday mood going for me for a little bit longer