Believe it or not, even though I haven't posted much the last few weeks, I have actually managed to get some sewing done!
I have made 2 purses (I'm on the quest for a perfect purse pattern) and will continue making purses until I find a pattern that will work well for me.
This one I made is by LazyGirl Dsigns and is called the Sassy Bag and it is perfect for my 14 year old daughter because she doesn't carry everything but the kitchen sink in her purse. It's great for her pencils, glasses, cell phone and other little lightweight extras. It is not good for my heavy wallet, cell phone, etc.
This one is called a "Scoop Pocket Tote" by Whistlepig Creek and is included in the Charming Totes Pattern. I made this purse for my mother for Christmas out of red hat fabrics and it is perfect for her. Once again, it's not so good for my heavy items so I'll use it when I am going somewhere that does not require me to carry my wallet LOL
I also managed to finish a block for the theme applique swap I am in. We are over 1/2 finished this swap and I'm getting excited about getting my blocks back! The theme for this block is "Life on a Pond" so I chose to do a snail. This was my first try at Misty Fuse and I must say that I am quite impressed!
I'm still doing pretty well on the stashbusting front. Everything I made above came from my stash. I did buy some fabric to use as borders on my scrappy bargello. I also bought a piece of wide backing fabric that was on sale and I do have a quilt top in mind for that backing. Those fabrics will not sit in the stash for long.