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It's been over a week since I last posted and even I couldn't say how I've kept busy in the meantime. I made--and listed on Etsy--another rag-quilted tea cozy.
I'm liking this one much better than other I made, perhaps because of the fabrics. I bought a charm pack by Lila Tueller and put them together along with a green liner.
This green fabric is one my sis Ginger passed on when she cleaned out her fabric stash. I cringe when I see how even more cluttered her cleaning has made my studio, but as this is the second time I've used this particular fabric I shouldn't complain, should I? Now if I could just get around to using the others I got from her as well as all I've collected my own self. :P
I've also been working on a button-art straw purse, which I'd hoped to finish today, but apparently won't. The button art--a flower and leaf--is completed, the liner is done, and now I simply have to sew the liner into the straw. Easy, right? Well, not so much. I tried sewing it, but since the straw is stiff and I can't use pins, and since the purse itself is cumbersome, the liner fabric kept slipping. I tried using masking tape, tried stationary clamps and finally decided to hand-baste the lining in place. Maybe tomorrow I can get it stitched in.
Another project in the works is a pillow for a friend's birthday. With this pillow, I'm flattering (as in imitation being the sincerest form of) this lady who does such beautiful work.
The pillow I'm making for my friend is burlap, no ruffles. I've all but the last letter stitched, then need to put the pillow together--before next Tuesday when the GGs again meet for lunch. I'll take a picture of mine once it's done, as well as one of the above-mentioned purse.
Now, I need to get back to basting the liner into said purse.