Friday, July 18, 2008

It's Friday!

I made a bag! And I stippled it on my sewing machine. I am pretty jazzed about this, because I was able to do it without hardly any tucks at all...I like the finished product. And of course, learned a lot for the next time.



Here is the sampler quilt with it's border. Just a plain one...but it feels more finished to me. I am feeling a bit overwhelmed about what I should be working on...so many lovely and awe-inspiring choices out there! So I am going to rework my list and come up with the next "top 5" that are priorities for me to finish.
Something neat happened last night...my Dear husband and I were biking, just a little around the neighborhood for fun and exercise. . He had the fun idea to go over to the park and ride. We did not know that the city had made a lovely new bike trail, so had the pleasure of discovering it and biking down it....it was 7 miles long!! So we went 14 miles on the bikes! And, yes, I am a bit sore today, but not too bad...yet!
Hope everyone has a most lovely, marvelously fun weekend. Back to work for me...nursing occurs, especially on the weekends.

25 comments:

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Vicki W said...

Two great projects! Love the bag and the quilt.

Marilyn R said...

Your new bag looks fantastic! The black and white latice really sets off your sampler quilt blocks. Love it!

Jan said...

Love your new bag--it is awesome. I like the sampler quilt and the border sets it off nicely!

Jeanne said...

I love your new bag! You did a fantastic job in making it. The quilt looks great, too. I understand that overwhelming feeling you talked about.

Pat said...

Julie, you did a great job. Love your new bag.

Amelia said...

Quite outstanding on both items you created. You deserve a big pat on the back.

The bike riding sounds like fun...my knees hurt to just think about it though.

Enjoy your weekend...working or beinghome.

Amelia

Suzan said...

Very pretty bag and your quilt looks terrific!!

Su Bee said...

What a great couple of days for you! beautiful bag and quilt - I like the snazzy sashing to set off those squares - very nice! A 7 mile bike trail sounds fantastic!

Teresa said...

That's a beauty of a bag and a quilt. Way-to-go!

Rabbit Stitchings said...

Your tote is lovely!!!
Your quilting looks great :O)

I have so been thinking about getting a bike... I think I would really enjoy it!

wow 5 ..13 hours shifts...holy cow woman... thats a lot of working!

Kristie said...

Wow!!! I love that bag! Did you have a pattern for it?? If so, I would love to have the name of it, I really like it!

Your sampler is beautiful!! I just love how you did the sashings!
Kristie

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Both are just lovely

Fiesta said...

The bag and quilt are beautiful!

Karen said...

Your bag is lovley. Did you hand or machine applique? I love your baby quilt. Very nice!

KCQuilter said...

The bag is gorgeous!!! And your sampler is just wonderful--you've been a busy li'l camper!!! How fun to find a new bike trail. DH and I are wanting to get back into biking too.

Lyn said...

Hi Julie, thank you for the tip, as I am feeling a little stressed with the number of projects I have on the go at the moment.Delightful bag and love the sashing on your Sampler Quilts. Warmest Regards Lyn

meggie said...

Love that sampler with it's nice quiet border.
A 14 mile bike ride, sounds very long!

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Finn said...

Hi Julie, you did a great job on stippling that bag! I'm very impressed. You are getting really good at this *VBS*
And the borders sure do add a lot to the sampler.
A new bike trail? what fun!! Hugs, Finn

Cheryl said...

Great bag and good job quilting it! Love your sampler quilt...so pretty.

Carole said...

Both projects turned out lovely! I do like what you did in the sashing with the 4 patch. Looks great!

ladydi said...

That bag is my kind of project - I love it! Your quilt is gorgeous, too. You're a busy gal, Julie - I'm so glad you find time to sew.

Nan said...

That bag is lovely and you did a great job stippling it. I love the baby quilt, too - it's so very pretty with the gingham. I think the border on the baby quilt is perfect for it. You do very nice work, Julie!
Good for you and hubby for the loooong bike ride!