Friday, June 19, 2015

Making Bags and (still) Cutting

My cutting marathon, which could more aptly be compared to an occasional stroll around the block, continues.  Now, however, I’m working against a deadline.  My cutting table needs to be cleared and stowed by Monday when we are expecting people to come by the house. 

During the process I’ve started cutting and making these cute little gift bags loosely based on a free tutorial at Rachel Griffith's site.   I have a dozen of these in various stages of completion and will donate them to the Quilt Club’s boutique for the show in February.  They are a great way to use up smallish cuts of fabric and remnants of batting, and they make great hostess gifts. 

…and in an effort to keep both of us comfortable while sitting on our patio this summer, hubby has purchased a second swamp cooler so I can have a cool breeze too.  Life is good.


Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I'd never heard of swamp coolers, and after having turned to Google to learn about them, I know why ... I suspect that it's too humid here for one to work very well. ;-)

Debbie said...

Your bags are really cute! And a good way to use up smaller pieces. Swamp cooler....never heard of one either! enjoy your company.

Gina said...

Great bag. Good luck with clearing your table. Mine is never clear, there's always something on it as hubby and daughter use it as a dumping place