Friday, November 13, 2009

Bookmarks and Bags...........

After a quick trip to Pennsylvania to visit family, I got back to adding more quilting stitches to the bargello quilt I was contemplating last post. The stitching lines are closer now, so I feel it's finished. I'm now ready to move on to some new projects, but there were a couple of things I wanted to do before any new quilts begin.

AQuA is holding a book fair at the Grand Junction Barnes & Noble in December. This is a fundraiser for the group, and members have been asked to make bookmarks to hand out to the public. I made a dozen of these little things in a jiffy. I have made them before, so it was a very quick project. To make your own, all you need is card stock, fabric, fusible web, and embellishing threads and yarns. I like to fuse two pieces of card stock together to make the bookmark a bit sturdier. You then fuse a piece of fabric onto the card stock, put a hole through the middle, and feed the yarns through. A very quick and easy project. I used scraps of painted canvas for these particular markers.
Once those were finished, I got busy making a Schlep Bag. This is a great pattern by Carol A. Coski. I've made several of these as gifts, and everyone seems to love them. This particular bag is for a very special someone, who is having a birthday next week. I better get it in the mail soon!
Winter is in full swing here in Alaska, so I'm sure I'll be spending a lot of time in my studio! Now, on to some new projects!

6 comments:

Rita said...

Great bookmarks, Nancy! They'll be a wonderful addition.

Nanc said...

Glad you like them, Rita! I had fun making them. I sent them to Eldrid.

roxanestoner said...

Your Bookmarks and the bag are going to make some people very happy.

Nanc said...

Thanks, Roxane. Hope you're feeling better. I miss you!

Jean said...

The books marks are so pretty. As an avid reader myself, I am sure everyone at the book fair will love them.The bag is lovely. What a wonderful and thoughtful gift for your friend. I'm sure she will love it.

JudyH said...

I just saw your comments about making more bags. I still use mine literally every day and its still as beautiful as when I received it! im sure your new ones will be just as enjoyed as mine has been! :)