I have been working a little this week on one of my patchwork top UFOs. It is a Merry Go Round quilt in fabrics that I just love for their cheerful summer feel. I will have a good bit of these fabrics left when the quilt top is completed. So, I was looking at a 'new to me' blog and fell in love with this talented young quilter, Rachel's blog. She has a fun, fresh style which speaks to me even through my love of autumn shades and tradition. I want to try a thing or two with her designs in my more traditional shades.
But when I saw her Friendship Bag, I just knew it would look fabulous with some of the fabrics from my Merry Go Round quilt. It takes just a tiny bit of fabric so I could go ahead and make one. I was able to put most of it together last night while waiting for our handy man to arrive to talk about some work needing done in our new house. Oh, I never mentioned it on this blog but you can see our new house here. This was so much fun to sew up in quick time that I am planning on making more of them. These are great stash busters! Since you know that I am still stash busting, I think I feel a giveaway coming on so stay tuned...
As I have mentioned before, I love making scissor fobs as gifts. They can be so personal for people by using colors and kinds of beads and charms that fit for the person you are giving them to. And lets face it...every scissor needs a little jewelry! *wink*
So when I had a blogging friend over for lunch at my house recently, I know I wanted to give her a pair of Eiffel Tower scissors I had. These scissors needed the perfect fob with glass beads in pinks and lilacs with an Eiffel tower charm. You see, Caroline loves Paris. She feels about Paris what I feel about Brugge and I recognized that as she spoke about her last visit to the city.
I am late sharing this fob which was made especially for Jackie who one the guess as to which Beth Twist chart I was stitching. I had emailed and asked her what colors she loved. She told me she loved jewel tones so I picked out a hand blown glass bead with a rose on it and based my colors around it using purples and gold shades. I added the dragonfly charm for luck. I hope it has brought you lots of luck Jackie?
Can you see the quilt peeking around this scissor fob? Do you remember Pollyanna's Pinwheels? I am putting the finishing touches on it and will share it with you on my next blog post. Hope to talk to you again very soon but, until then, enjoy each stitch you make!