Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Non bloggers anonymous

Hello my name is Chocolate Chip Addict, and I am a non blogger.  Ha!  Has it truly been over 6 months since I last blogged?

Since January, I have been doing a lot of craft sewing, and some quilting.  Along with working full time and spending weekends with my college kids who come home.  Who knew that when I began quilting that it would lead to me becoming a "bag lady"?  It seems that I just can't do enough tote bags, cosmetic sized bags, and purses.  Every time one is finished, an idea strikes for another.  Here are my finishes for January - June.

Thanks to my daughter who is the lovely model.

Next came a set for a colleague from work who was retiring.

Then a cosmetic bag for a friend going on vacation.......

And finally, a purse for myself that was an experimental variation from a well used pattern.  Please excuse the junky cellphone picture.

In between these bag projects, a friend and I took a class at my local quilt shop for a Kaffe Fassett designed quilt, and also used mostly his fabric for the centers.  Here it is in the flimsy stage.

All in all, a good start for the first half of 2013!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Welcome 2013

Well, whaddya know...... it's been 3 months since my last entry.  Lots has happened, with lots of sewing/quilting going on in-between.  I had a reunion with some of my girlfriends from college that was SO MUCH FUN.  Here's a photo, I hope they don't mind me sharing.

Then once I was back home, it was preparations for Thanksgiving - which entailed making a couple of my favorite pies.  (and lots of extra pie crust, yummy!)

The month of December was absolutely filled with sewing gifts.  As you can see everyone on my list got the same thing, but in their own color scheme!