Saturday, October 6, 2007

I'm a road warrior this weekend

I feel a need to apologize for the lack of new posts lately. Life has still been keeping me busy, and I have just not accomplished much quilting. Sigh. :( This weekend has me on the road. My youngest son was invited to a paintball weekend with some family friends. This event is taking place on an Air National Guard base. I was the lucky one who got to drive him there- a full four plus hours away. And since he would also need a ride home on Sunday, I packed a bit of sewing and found a hotel room in the area.

So here I sit with several applique blocks, stitching the time away. Hopefully I will have some pictures for you soon. I will share something else I made this week. I got the pattern from a local quilt shop. Last week was a local quilt shop hop and I went with my quilting family members.

Anyways, I fell in love with this pattern for many reasons. It is a clothespin bag and as clothespin bags go, it is pretty darn cute!

It reminds me of some dresses I used to wear when I was a pre-schooler. I loved those dresses. I think that they were some of the few things I wore that weren't actually hand-me downs from my older sister. Even at a young age I hated having to wear her hand-me down clothes. (And it was even worse when my mom bought us matching outfits and I had to wear the same thing in two different sizes.) This is going to look so cute out on my clothesline. :)


Rose said...

My mom had one of these, and she knew it was supposed to be a clothespin bag but she kept hers hanging to the side in her closet and kept her hose in it. This was before pantyhose!