Thank you all for your concern. Everything is fine. I guess I just needed a break from the ole blog. I went to start the quilt that I had promised you but needed to clean the studio to do this. While cleaning I came across piles and piles of fabric that had been chosen for projects waiting for me to have time. I just couldn't go on to a new project without doing some of these projects. I knew it would help to clean the room and give me more space in my 10' x 10' space. I thought, "This should only take a week or two."
Well here we are months later and I'm still at it. Of course with a few holidays and out of state company there have been a few distractions. Mostly I have been getting these projects ready for either quilting or hand sewing. I'm almost done but not quite. Most of these projects I can share but not give out the patterns, I guess that's what has kept me from posting. That and guilt for not starting the next big quilt. Not it's time just yet.
Let me tell you about the bag/tote pictured above. I received it from some book purchase years and years ago. I thought it was a terrible color and the wrong shape to be of much use to me. But being frugal I started using it. I used it so much that it has holes in the bottom. I loved it!!!! It has been sitting in my closet
waiting for me to make a pattern for it so I could have a new one. Years it's been patiently waiting. Then about a year ago I got it out, decided what I wanted and picked the fabrics. It's been a pile on my cutting table since.
This was the first project that I tackled on my goal of de-piling my space. It is about 17" x 17" with a 12" circle bottom. Here is my version:
I will try to come back next week with another pile undone. LOL
Quilting is everything!!!!