I really like Jessica Alexandrakis book QUILTING ON THE GO. I followed her advice and made myself a travel kit. It contains carton hexagons, pieces of fabric, paperclips, needle, thread and scissors. I take it with me when I visit my daughter in Athens and even took it to Holland in the summer. Didn't do much in Holland, though! Too may distractions, I preferred to chat with my friends and it seems that I couldn't do the hexies and the chatting at the same time. .... I need to practice!!
Some time ago on Pinterest (looooove Pinterest!) I saw a hot pad for a pyrex casserole. The Greek kitchen has lots of oven baked foods, so I decided to make one for myself. I used some of the hexies and the pad turned out great!!
I like making bags and want to find some new patterns, different from the type I am making. Last summer I made this beach bag, but now I am thinking smaller.
My try-out bag didn't turn out very practical. (Maybe I should use a proper pattern one time, where they tell you exactly what to do, instead of just get an idea and go for it) Would save me a lot of time probably.
I love the piece of embroidery. Found it in the secondhand shop here in Sparta. Paid 0.50 euro for it! The lining is so thick, (because I wanted the bag to be stiff), that I couldn't sew the sides with the machine. Did it by hand! The shape of the bag is nice. I just have to adjust the pattern.
And...... because of the FAL 2016 I am participating in, I started immediately to sew the remaining blocks of my Formal Dress quilt. I had 12 blocks from this quilt ready and now I finished them all. Hurray!
Tonight I start stitching them together.
No time to loose.... going to leave you.... have some homemade soup and start again !!!