and then, it’s august

July was a scorcher.  All the better to stay indoors and MAKE.   Three new babies will be arriving so gifts were in order.  But I decided to make a few totes for myself before getting onto the business of baby items.

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The POOLSIDE TOTE by Noodlehead – everything Anna does is perfection.  Her instructions are really spot on and I never have to ‘tweak’ anything that she puts out there.  For this, I used up my precious Hello Kitty linen along with a few other favorites.  I’ve stopped denying my love of pink, coral, salmon.  These ARE my colors!

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“It All Adds Up” was completed and delivered to wonderful Kristin for machine quilting.  This will be one of our charity event (Friends Helping Friends) fund raisers and I hope that many will purchase raffles.  It is one of my all time favorite pieces and when it returns for binding I will feature it again.  I used an incredible Tula Pink backing in sateen … too juicy for words, just wait, you’ll see!

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Kaffe butterflies for a special relative.  Thank you Wanda, for the inspiration.

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What’s a post without the Wee One?  She continues to enchant each person that she meets.  So far, her favorite is cousin Oscar, the bulldog.  She is enamored of him and wants him to move in.  He’s a lot of dog!  So we’ll settle for visits.

These images were all taken with my iPhone as my computer is still giving me the willies.  But I missed you all and thought that fuzzy pics might be better than no pics!  Lots more fuzzies to follow ….

 

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About jody

mother of two amazing individuals, daughter, sister, artist, partner - devoted to knitting, quilting, gardening,writing,painting, reading, sewing, longing to live by the sea
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5 Responses to and then, it’s august

  1. I love your butterflies! I have been cutting for mine but haven’t done any sewing on them for awhile. Now you inspire me!

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  2. arianna81 says:

    I am in LOVE with that bag. Particularly the lining!

    Meanwhile, I’ve worked on the same pair of socks for the past few months…ah, new motherhood…. 😉

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  3. Colleen says:

    luuuv that tote ! the ice cream bar fabric and the paper piecing are delectable :)))
    you are ready for the beach !
    I agree whole heartedly about Anna – I have made several projects from her book and have another project by her cut out and just waiting for some free time.

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