Practically Perfect in Every Way

In my last post, I mentioned that I was working hard and steady to move the quilt blocks and tops that had been donated over the years to my Project Linus chapter from “in progress” to “complete.” Well, I can now share a photo with you, although I bagged them up for delivery before I snapped this photo, so nothing here to really ooo and ahhh over… But, nonetheless, I was able to deliver 53 blankets that were completed in the past 30 days.

I have many more to do, but at least I made a dent. After that marathon, I decided to create a few things for me. Last post I showed the Heath bags I made and realized that I wanted to make some more bags that have been on my list for quite some time. So, this weekend, I completed a bag that I have wanted to make for years. This bag is quite literally a Carpet Bag. Ok, well, not made of carpet, but wonderful upholstery fabric and I just love it. In the words of Mary Poppins, who made the carpet bag famous, it is “Practically Perfect in Every Way!” Notice the word “practically.” It does have a few flaws, but I am not going to tell where they are. 🙂

Then I turned to a more crafty project, just to see if it was possible. Our nephew has a rock tumbler/polisher and he took some small rocks from our unending supply (see previous posts on the Water Garden Project) and polished them up so smooth. I took one of them and secured a jewelry finding to the top with epoxy and then put a light coat of clear nail polish on the rock. Here is the result. So cool to have a rock right out of our front yard that I can now wear as jewelry.

The carpet bag was created using the Mommy Poppins pattern from Sewfearless. My next bag is in progress and is a small backpack. More about that in the next post.

What have you been up to this February?

Until next time…Fair Winds! ~D

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