Welcome to Sunday Sevens. A weekly opportunity to share with other blogs the goings on in our weeks. Natalie at Threads and Bobbins is our lovely host. You should go check her out and join the fun.
My week went a bit like this:
1 – I have several yards of this fabric and pulled it out of my stash to make tote bags with the American Sewing Guild group of youth sewing that I am starting up here in our town. The girls that joined us brought their own fabrics to use. So I decided to make up one of the bags for my own use. It is almost Spring after all. Time for something new and bright. I have also decided that this fabric will become new pillows for my couch. (Any day now)
2 – Sewing sessions wrapped up this week. Time to sort thru and take home some of the leftovers and get ready for the next sessions that begin — this week. We had enough inclement weather that the sessions are running back-to-back where as I usually have a week or two off between to prepare for the next.
3 – Another sign of Spring’s arrival. These are at the farm supply store. I love to go look. I would love to have chickens but, we have too many hawks, fox, raccoons and such in our neighborhood. I heard the fox calling last night as a reminder. But, aren’t they cute?
4 – We have a mid-week labyrinth walk at the church I attend. I try to make it every week. It helps keep me grounded. Spring time is a favorite time of mine to go to walk as I can see the changes from week to week in the gardens around the labyrinth.
5 – Hubby and I went out for sushi. It wasn’t as good as what we enjoy on our trips to New Jersey but, enjoyable just the same. I love the little tea pot.
6 – I have begun working on a quilt for my father-in-law to take with him to use during his dialysis treatments. The sweatshirt was my husband’s. They are both Marines. Like father, like son. We were hoping to find t-shirts in the traditional colors of scarlet and gold to use. They don’t seem to be available any longer. So, I bought knit fabric in the appropriate colors. I will blog more about this soon.
7 – I drove my daughter and her boy friend around some of the old neighborhoods in our town. He is an architectural history major at UVA and not from our town so he likes to get a tour now and then. This is in the Woolen Mills area. And I don’t seem to be able to rotate it in the mobile version of WordPress. Ugh! (Turn heads to left shoulder)
The feature photo is hopefully the last snowfall of the season. It was pretty as it clung to the trees. Not the roads. And melted very quickly. That’s how all snow should fall in my opinion…whatever that is worth.
That’s it for my week. It always amazes me how busy I am when I look back. And this is only reporting a part of all that really goes on. Hope you all have a fabulous and productive week.
Love the stories behind all your pics! I’ve never tried sushi – I’m not a faddy eater I just can’t bring myself to try it. The fabric you made your bag from will make stunning cushions. 😃
Agree with Ali – love your bag & pillow fabric! Can you spot any name on the selvage edge? Would love to know more about it. Ah, you got some of the snow that missed us this time. Glad it melted off the roads quickly. That quilt is going to be stunning. Thanks for views of your week!
The selvage says U.S.A. ANJU/WOODRIDGE. I purchased it as a remnant from Fabrics Unlimited a neat little home dec store here in Charlottesville, VA
THANK YOU, Robyn! Really appreciate your looking that up! I just did a quick search & found some lovely fabrics by the same company on etsy & ebay, but not as nice as yours!
Lovely, Spring fabric for your new bag!
You have had a super busy week! I think that tote fabric will look great on your sofa, lovely & colourful :-)Those chicks are soooo cute! When we lived in England, we almost bought quails – I would love chickens one day!
I know, I loved having chickens years ago. And we love fresh eggs. It was so funny a few years ago I had made my stop at the farm store to see the chicks and there was a young girl sitting there watching them too. She looked at me and said, “All you need is a light and a box to have chickens.” Yep! That’s all you need. Quail would be pretty neat to have.
That tote bag is such a lovely fabric. I keep planning to make myself one as the straps are never long enough on the ones you get in shops!
Thank you. I love the bold colors. Tote bags are so fun to make. The handles on this one are a little wide but, quite sturdy.
Love the tote bag! And the baby chicks. And the labyrinth. And I absolutely share your snowfall opinion!
Thank you! Spring is coming…