Thursday, July 23, 2015

Civil War Reenactment

We had some family in from out of town and decided to take them to the Civil War Reenactment at the Genessee Country Museum.  We have gone for the last three years.  I really like going there
 So many beautiful sites.  So much to look at, marvel at, learn from...
This is not my daughter just some little cutie that was there at the washboard laundry area.  My daughter helped out for a little while. 
I love looking at the herbs or flowers being hung upside down.  So pretty.
This gal thought it was pretty funny that there was such an attraction over the bacon on the grill.  Bacon is a crown pleaser, don't yah know.
 An old fashioned pantry.
 Of course the quilts I can resist.
And who can resist the confections? We had a Hermit while we were there.  Was very delicious.
 Imagine buying your fabric back then?
 Some spinning.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Purses. I Dream Of Purses

Another purse.  They are like chips... 

I wanted to put something gathered on it.  I also wanted to use my embellishments.  I have lots of ribbon and such to use.  It's time to start using it. Right?

My friend Sandy of Quilting For The Rest Of Us gave me some Annie Unrein Soft and Stable.  That is really cool stuff to work with.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Purse Development Process

I can't stop making purses. Having so much fun with it.  I really liked the size and shape of this purse.  I will be working on developing the idea more.  There are a few things I am not happy with.  One my strap needed to be thicker.  I was so excited about finishing it that I did not bother to get up and find some batting.  Ha.  I was that tired yesterday.  Must have been the heat...

The other thing I did not do- just totally forgot about it because I usually put it in all my purses, is a small zipped compartment on the inside.  But, hey, it is my prototype. 

I wasn't sure about the trim.  I went back and forth about it.  I have TONS of trim and embellishment stuff.  I think it is high time I started using it.  Tell me, would you rather this bag without the trim or with the trim?