Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Tote bag, Tutorial Link and Pumpkin Man

Tote bag from Corry, side one
tote bag, side 2










Two days home since the week-end getaway, and still nothing much accomplished but a couple loads of laundry and a little grocery shopping. Hopefully tomorrow will be a sewing day.

A suprise in the mail from Corry (Dutch Blue). She sent me one of her clever, makeover tote bags. You can never have too many tote bags. I had asked about her moo cards and she offered to send me some. The tote bag was an added bonus. She also made the cutest little card. Corry shows her tote technique here.

With permission from Jane Monk of Tasmania, I wanted to share the tutorial she has on her blog about perfect placement of applique pieces for the Dear Jane blocks. I know there are several of you working on your blocks now so I thought you might find this link helpful.

Jasper and Mr. Pumpkin sitting in my chair
Several years ago, my cousin, Mary, made me this Mr. Pumpkin Man. I sat him on the chair in order to snap a picture for the blog when you know who decided HE wanted to sit there. Jasper is now snuggling Mr. Pumpkin Man.

13 comments:

hefty_Quilter said...

hey that tote and pumpkin man look great , i think i mite just make them too lol, even tho in australia we rarely celebrate halloween it will still be nice to make. thank you for the lovely comments on my blog, always hefty_Quilter. (quiltybloggerythingery)

Bren said...

Cute tote bag...now I may have to make ANOTHER one!!
Jasper is adorable next to the pumpkin man!

mamaspark said...

Jasper and Jack could be twin brothers!!

Jan said...

Thanks for sharing the tutorial on the Dear Jane applique--what a clever way to center the applique! I'm going to try it!

Carolyn said...

Wow, I hadn't seen your blog before and I'm so glad I've found it! A finished DJ top? I'm in awe, it's absolutely gorgeous! The anniversary quilt is beautiful too. Sorry about the Tigers...our Phils didn't do too well yesterday. I'm also a Yankees fan, a result of living in NY for 9 years, so hopefully they'll win today. I'll be back!

Judy S. said...

Love the pumpkin man! Mr. Cat is the perfect color to go with him, too. =)

The tote is just darling, thanks for the tutorial link!

swooze said...

I love the tote idea. Kitty is so cute with Mr Punkinhead!

Guðrún said...

So you have got a tote bag from Corry like me.

Susan said...

Sorry, Judy S. is really me. I forgot to change from her blog to mine before commenting!

Kim said...

Jasper is so cute- Mr Pumpkin is very cool too!!!

Niki said...

Cute kittie and Pumpkin doll :)

Kim said...

Nothing like an orange tabby cat. :) My Simon seems to be much like your Jasper when it comes to being in the middle of the action.

Ryan said...

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


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