Have I told you lately???

Just how much I love zippers??? I think they add so much to a project. Not just better usage of a bag, but an extra zing of detail. And it never hurts when you get a package in the mail that looks like this.

A bag full of zippers

And when you tug all 100 of them out, they look like this. A whole “lot” of zippers, all sizes and colors.

A whole lot of zippers

My sister sent them as a surprise. She picked the gallon bag full up, at a flea market type shop, for $5.00! Crazy, huh??? Do I have the best sister, in the world, or what??? “She” knows I love zippers!

And that is my husbands latest woodworking project they are piled on top of. It is an occasional table, in walnut, pegged with cherry. He really shouldn’t leave it in front of a window, with perfect lighting, if he doesn’t want things piled on it to be photographed! He does such meticulous work, it is as smooth as silk. This might be my favorite yet table yet.


recently I was at a local quilt shop and spotted this Riley Blake chevron that I had recently seen *pinned* on my 14-year-old granddaughter’s Pinterest board. It is so hard to feel like you know someone when they live so far away. Pinterest feels like a helping hand. Well, I knew I needed to take some home, I just didn’t know what I was going to do with it.

Reversible bag

What could I make with this for a teenage girl? A computer sleeve she already has, a pillowcase? Maybe…. I was struggling with ideas, you know what I mean? Then as soon as I saw Ann’s reversible bag, Carrying Sunshine, as a recent finish, I knew that was the perfect project that I was looking for. Not because it was the same fabric I had already purchased, but I won’t lie, it did help with the visualization process! The free bag pattern can be found at Very Purple Person along with an easy way to insert a zipper, just like I do it, at ikatbag.

Reversible double zippered bag

And because my sister had just sent that bag full of zippers, I was on it! I used some Pat Bravo, for Art Gallery, fabric for the flip side. I love it! It is big enough to hold everything a girl needs to carry, but not so big to overwhelm a petite teenager’s size. I hope she loves it, if not she can send it back, I’ll keep it.


Besides, it matches my ear bud pouch….

I am also working on a tutorial for my Quilt Festival quilt… A very basic tutorial.
Coming soon.

Leave a trail tutorial  Leave a Trail tutorial

I’ve had several people email me, not understanding how to nominate a quilt for the Viewer’s Choice award for the Bloggers’ Quilt Festival. You click here, then enter this


into the box, or the web address of the page of the quilt you are wanting to nominate. Add your email address at the bottom to verify, you have only nominated one quilter, that is all that is required for this round! I appreciate everyone who has deemed me worthy! Nominations end Friday.

All the quilts can be viewed from linking off here.


Linking up with:

Fabric Tuesday

Can I get a Whoop Whoop

A Stitch in Time

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6 Responses to Have I told you lately???

  1. What a fabulous gift to get in the mail!!! And I LOVE the bag you made! 🙂


  2. mtetar says:

    Your sister sent,a gift that keeps on giving, you did by making a lovely gift giveaway for someone special. As for your hubby’s woodwork it is right for displays and it made the fabrics pieces look great. Be Blessed, Mtetar


  3. milenasews says:

    that’s a really cool earbud case, I am stealing that idea!


  4. Elizabeth says:

    Love the little earbud case. The zipper really makes it awesome.

    The bag you made for your granddaughter is so, so cute! I’m sure she loved it. I think it is wonderful that you two connect through Pinterest. I’m sure it makes her feel important that you would take the time to see what she’s interested in. Lovely finish, as always! Thank you for linking up.

    xo -E


  5. Ann says:

    Love the bag and I hope your granddaughter does too! I use my bag all the time and love it!


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