Thursday, August 15, 2013
I had to put one of my kitty cats to sleep today. Missy was 18 1/2 years old. She has been with me since she was six weeks old. We got her and her brother Peanut from one of my daughter's friends on St. Patrick's Day in 1997. Peanut had a congenital anemia and died at age 2 1/2. I am so happy to have had Missy with me for a long time. I will always miss her, just as I do Peanut.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
I made this Ruler Bag today to carry my rulers to sewing classes. The first picture shows the bag empty, with no rulers in it. The second pictures shows the bag loaded down with about seven rulers, including an 8 1/2" X 24" very large ruler. You can see it at the top of the bag. There is a pocket on the bottom of the front with three sections. I have a rotary cutter in one and some small rulers in the larger one. I love this bag, but the next one will have longer handles. I strip-pieced the front and the back is a teflon ironing surface. The bag is big enough to carry a small cutting board. I found the pattern on an old hand-out from JoAnn Fabrics, but I did change it somewhat. I strip-pieced the front using the Quilt As You Go method, when the instructions said to piece the front and then quilt it. You put the front together with the lining and the pocket at the bottom, and the back ironing surface together with the lining, and then bind the outside edges. The instructions didn't give any details about how to bind the corners and the top edges. It's a good thing I could figure it out on my own. I think we will offer this as a class at work next month.