Sunday, September 22, 2013

Mojo is on it's way back.....I can feel it

This is my stitching tote that I use to carry all my tools and necessities to stitching night or to a guild meeting.  I like the way it stands up, it is compact, doesn't take up a ton of table space and it fits nicely inside my larger tote.

At the quilt show I bought some fat quarters that I plan to use to make some accessories.   Now I am not a girlie girl with nails done at all times and who never puts her hands in the dirt but I am a matchie-matchie type girl so I need to change out the needlebook and accessories I have inside the tote.

I want to use some new fat quarters to make a needle book and a strawberry pin cushion and an ort container.  Hopefully I can zip these up lickity split and get that mojo back in the right place.
It all started with our most recent class at EGA.   Caryl put a floss tag challenge out there.    I decided to do my first name initial and hang it on my bag since several of us have the same stitching tote.  

I first got these fabs but they weren't quite doing it for me

.....then as I was heading out of the show, I remember one last aisle that I meant to make sure I visited on the way out.    That's were I found these beauties and I can feel my creative ideas  swirling about in my head.
 My initial I stitched for the floss tag, I think now, it will be incorporated into my needlebook.

Here's some of my other purchases.   Oh I do have a S.T.A.B.L.E stash for sure. Stash Totaling Above and  Beyond Life Expectancy ;-)   I even managed a couple of Christmas present purchases which I can't show here but I know are perfect for the recipients.  I  picked up these gems.   I have a Halloween stitch that needs finishing and I think these will do the trick.  Those are little spiders on the purple piece on the bottom.

And this table runner and am quite ready to confess it won't be ready for THIS Thanksgiving.

 Debated but decided to get the kit with all the sumptuous wool selections.

The best part of the show was I was only about 15 vendors in of the over 200 vendors but who do I find?   My daughter.   We each had driven an hour from different directions and neither knew the other was going.   How cool is that?   I am so luck to have daughters who love crafting just me!  Of course, we laughed and shopped and shared a table and refreshments together.   I am so glad I decided to go and now I know the reason for the wrong turn I made along the way that added 15 minutes to my arrival put me in that booth at just the same time Heather was there.  Things happen for a reason.

Now I am off to change out summer and fall flowers, stow the furniture on the deck, box and bag up more Goodwill stuff, and just in general get some household stuff done so I can stitch and craft the evening away....I feel it.....the mojo is back!


Robin said...

Lovely fabrics you picked up! And very cool that you ran into your daughter and were able to spend some unexpected time with her.

Robin in Virginia

Anna van Schurman said...

Love the table runner. Good call on getting the kit!

butterfly said...

Love the materials

Andrea said...

Great fabrics. Love the front porch photo on your blog header.