Look what arrived in the mail today! This lovely tote bag from Terry, my partner for Super Swaps on Flickr. She used my favorite Scrumptious fabric from Bonnie and Camille. She included a mini charm pack of it and lined the bag with the beautiful aqua paisley.
The tote is a good size and has two outer pockets for my cell phone and keys. It looks perfect for my summer tote bag!
My summer break officially began yesterday (I am a teacher, so when it is summer I sew like mad woman)! Of course, I started a new quilting project, but it is some secret sewing, so I can't share any pictures. I have a couple of birthdays I am sewing for. I went up to a fabric store a couple of towns away and got some $5 a yard flat folds for my secret sewing yesterday. I hit my local quilt shop today and they hassled me that I had not been in sooner! I also went to Joann's and stocked up on batting. I usually buy a 40 yard roll of Warm and Natural, but I decided to try a Pellon cotton batting that was $2 a yard cheaper. I only bought 18 yards and hope I like it. Any advice about this kind of batting?
Today I made these sweet houses for a quilt along I have been participating in over at http://kimsbigquiltingadventure.blogspot.com/
Paulette over at http://sweetp-paulette.blogspot.com/2014/05/bloggers-quilt-festival-2014.html has entered her version of the quilt as part of the Bloggers Quilt Festival. Seeing her completed quilt has really inspired me. It is fun digging into my brushed cottons stash and designing these house. I think it is the border that makes this quilt.
I will spend this Memorial Day weekend sewing up a storm, since it will be stormy and gray outside...Perfect quilting weather!