Sunday, April 20, 2008

Hello, my name is Robin and I'm a Bag Addict!

I just love tote bags and carryalls and purses! I think I have just about every published pattern available for 'em all as well! LOL Well this past week I decided to put some of my favorite patterns to use and make some pet screen items! I think I'm addicted to pet screen bags now! LOL They are alot of fun to make, look great, and make great gifts ;)

I made 2 of these to hold embroidery BOMs.

And a few more in various sizes.

And this bag is HUGE! I made it for our upcoming quilt retreat to hold all my projects, but it would double as a great overnight bag too!

Now to get busy finishing up my other retreat items!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Times Remembered

I've completed all of the blocks for Pat's Sloan's Times Remembered Quilt and sewn them together to make the quilt center! Yayyyy!! This project has been going on since late last summer and was done as a block of the month project with the sloanies yahoo group. It was great fun, but ALOT of fusing and buttonholing! I just love how it's come out so far though! I have several borders and a few more things to fuse and buttonhole before the top is complete. I hope to have this one finished by the BPF retreat for show n tell!

Monday, April 7, 2008

Nikki in da house!!

And the fabs are fabuloso! This is Pat Sloan's new line "Nikki" and it is just SUPER yummy! This assortment of fabs is for Pat's new wallhanging pattern "Sunday Drive". I think I might have to take this project to the BPF retreat ;) That is if I can wait that long to cut into it!!! yum yum yum..don'tcha just love getting goodies in the mail?

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Butterflies in the city!

Yesterday we took a bus trip into NYC to visit the Butterfly exhibit at the Museum of Natural History! It was a great trip and we got to see alot of really interesting stuff! I have lived out on Long Island for 10 years, but this was my first time to the museum, and we're definitely going back later this summer! The butterfly exhibit was very nice, although not as large as The Butterfly Place in Westford, MA, which is a permanent facility. If you're ever in Northeastern MA, check out the butterflies! It's a bit off the beaten path, but well worth the trip! And if you're in NYC before the end of May, go visit the Museum and the butterflies there!

The museum is also known for it's extensive dinosaur collection, which was a real treat to see!

The T-Rex has always been one of my favorite dinosaurs, but he wouldn't have been very good at quilting....his forearms are too small to handle rotary cutters and a ruler LOL