Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Final sewing and packing up.

I learned from my mistake last year.   I packed up way to early.  I recall feeling the need to sew for a few more days after packing up.   So this year, I gave myself those extra few extra days of sewing.    

I cut up some batik scraps to make these three cute pencil pencil cases.    It's fun to put together the colors, and I added beaded zipper pulls for extra cuteness.   They all have their own look.  

And I also simplified this little project I made in early January.   Made two more with scraps.  One with the last few of my Oh Canada quilt scraps.  Do you recognize the red fabric with the white dots Jeannie-Kaye?.   And the other one is made with batik leftovers from making wallets for my sister.

I really love them both.

And, now, within an hour of finishing sewing, my sewing den is packed up and put back to the way it was when we got here in December.   Looks so empty!!!

Now I'm ready to go home.  And I can hardly wait to get there to see my kids and grandkids.... and of course reacquaint myself with my stash.  It's been a great four months.

 I always think of the words of grand daughter Jessica when she was small.  She used to say, "When it's time to go, it's time to go!".  And it's true.  


Lee said...

I love Jessica's quote! I totally know that feeling.

Sandi said...

Love your batik pencil cases and the larger one with handles. Do you recall the name of the bird eh book that you found that pattern in? Safe journey home.

Donna Peters said...

I can't wait for you to come home...

Anonymous said...

I certainly do recognize the beautiful red fabric with white dots! We wll know Red is Best . . . Jeanne Kaye