Just to let you know, this was the week that mrlouwho left. It was hard leading up to saying goodbye and the actual departure - but now we can move on and get it over with. I'm thankful for my kids who give me an opportunity to focus on something other than my own sadness. We are all doing pretty well and I'm optimistic that I will be super productive the next several months. If you are interested in reading an article in our local paper about his unit and a little about what they are doing you can read it here.
The day before he left I was all about staying busy in the sewing room. I needed to make him a little zip pouch to keep the camera, charger, and cord together (so they wouldn't get misplaced, i.e. lost). Luckily I even had something sort of manly!
And I lined it with some Marine Corps fabric that a friend gave me.
It turned out so big that he was able to fit in the rest of his cords, headphones and iPod.
The other thing I was able to finish was another dresden plate mini. I made one a year ago for the Spicing Up the Kitchen Swap I was in. I loved making it so much I had to make another! I may or may not have plates cut up to make more.
I did a little free motion flower in the center.
And I tried my hand at machine binding again. I'm not very good at it. And not sure I want to use it on mini's where the binding is easier to see. But it's finished, and right now, that's what I needed.
It measures about 18"x21" and the pattern is from the book Material Obsession.
I also made a hooded towel, stitched down some appliques onto onsies, mended some socks, quilted more placemats and started another binding. The sock project is not exciting but I'll share the others when I'm finished.
Thanks for everyone's support and kind comments through the last few months it is cherished and appreciated and truthfully has helped so much. xoxox
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