Sunday, August 5, 2012

We are not accustomed to the temps that the northeast has been suffering under.  How hot is it?  It's so hot that I cannot stay outdoors long enough to pick my beans!  Thankfully, there are always things to do indoors.
I've been having so much fun in the sewing room.
These two fabrics are linen blends from Kokka which I machine-quilted to serve as a base for yet another market bag!  I enjoy making these bags more than I can say... they provide such great ways to utilize favorite previously hoarded saved fabrics!  
This particular bag is going to live in the south.  That's all I'm sayin' ...
This bag is for my sister - she has a birthday in August.  My cousin sent the cute typography fabric to me from a shop in Fly Creek, NY.  Love it, thanks so much Lor.  (My sister's name just happens to be Jane!)  Here's the reverse side -
You can see that I dragged out my dangerously tiny Flea Market Fancy stash.   When it is gone I will be so sad!  There is something about this particular line that appeals to me in all ways ... rare for a fabric line.  I think that it is a brilliant collection.
My daughter chose this pattern from the newest knit wear magazine.  It's uber easy - the kind of knit that you can take along and never worry about the count ... just pick it up where you left off and continue on!   Knitting with mohair - now THAT'S a horse of a different color!  Mohair makes my skin crawl.  
There's beading going on as well.  Never a dull moment!  How are you surviving this heat wave?


Delisa said...

Hi Jody! Sorry you are having such hot weather. It has been raining quite a bit out our way and it has cooled things down just a tiny bit. I love your market bags! They are wonderful, what delightful fabric. I am knitting a shawl now too. It is for a friend of mine. I am about 2/3rds of the way finished. I don't think I am going to give it to her though until the colder weather gets here. It's seems kind of anti-climatic to give someone a warm shawl when it's 100 degrees out! :) It is a real pretty teal blue/green. It has been too hot for us to enjoy being outside too. Barkley dog and I have pretty much become "house pets". :) I have been taking him out to play in the evening. it is the only time that he can enjoy running around. Hang in there and I hope that you have a lovely evening ahead! Delisa :)

Loretta a/k/a Mrs. Pom said...

We are beading, also. Doing the fake beaded wrap right now. Graduating to the real one soon as I can get to Hyannis for a Michaels or AC Moore. Why are these bracelets so expensive??