Saturday, August 21, 2010


Tomorrow (well, today, since I am up after midnight) is the last day of my last summer vacation week. How is this possible? I don't want the fun to end!

I spent my sewing hours the last few days stocking up on some quick gifts. I had planned to make 10 gift card keyrings, but accidentally cut one fabric twice, so I have 11.

My favorite is this green - I may have to keep it for myself.

I also made two crayon rolls, but I have more fabric picked out to make some more. These were a hit last Christmas. Don't you just love the snake fabric?

Both of these are great projects to use up that last little bit of a fabric that isn't really big enough to feature in any other project. I was diligent about cutting any leftover scraps from these fabrics into my scrap squares. Slowly but surely, I am whittling away at my scrap piles.

Those 1.5" squares continue to be fun to work with. Today, I finished GREEN. I would make the G a little differently if I were to do it again, but this works for me, too.

And since I was using black thread, I whipped up another pair of wonky stars.

Tomorrow, I want to do some handwork (sew down the binding of my mini quilt that I machine quilted so I can show you all my maiden efforts) and sew a few more blocks on my Great Grandmother's quilt and visit my mom and watch some TV and read on the porch and nap and whip up another color word (I really want to do YELLOW) and go to the pool with the kids and the list goes on. There's no way I can do everything I want to do on my last day of vacation. What I really need to do is one last load of laundry so I start the week laundry-free and mop my nasty floors. Today, I bought a new mop head, thinking that would motivate me to mop. Nope, didn't work.

Since there is so much I want to do tomorrow, I should go to bed so I can get up early and get started. Make the most of your day, too!


Shay said...

I go back to work tomorrow too. Where do you find the time to get all of these projects done. You're a human dynamo!

I hope your Sunday is restful , and that you get the washing and floor done (and have a bit of time left over for sewing)

Love the gift tag thingies and the crayon rolls....and the wonky star blocks and everything else.

Debbie said...

Wow, you accomplished alot. I really like the keyrings. Enjoy your last day of vacation, the summer is going so quickly.

Wilma Lee said...

Love the gift card key ring. Is there a tutorial for that somewhere??

Riel Nason said...

Your color words are great. It is a really neat idea and is turning out so well!

Em said...

Holy Hannah! You go girl, what did you put in your ice tea the other night- INEXORABLE is you this weekend! Love love love the colors and the wonky stars, the gift cards holder are so dang cute and the crayon holder inspired me! LOVE LOVE it all.... and....YOU!

Becky said...

Such cute projects! You just work rings around me! Enjoy your last day and head into the new week with a positive attitude and a big smile!

Judi said...

Just spend time with your boys and enjoy the last day of vacation and the outdoors on such a zwonderful Sunday.zz

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

Wow! You are one busy person. Doing all that and with kids too! I love all that you shared with us.