Sunday, November 20, 2011

Weekly Wrap-up

   Oh how I wish I had the ability to be more prolific, like so many of the other quilting bloggers I read and follow... 
   But alas, my pace is slow and steady (like the tortoise). 
Self-portrait,
[image stolen from Aneela Hoey's Little Apples]
   Perhaps an image of Eeyore would be more appropriate here?

But I'm grateful that Ive been getting in some time each day at my machine :0)
 
   My creations, this week, are variations on some of the same stuff you've seen recently... 
1)  mini notebook cover for a dear friend in my therapy group who is "graduating".
Look familiar?  Yet another one!
inside view, with 3 1/2" x 5 1/2" mini moleskine
 journal (set of 2 from Target) ,
 complete with a mini pen in the pocket on the left.
2)  Another mini notebook cover for a male friend who is also "graduating" from my group.  This friend carried a rather tattered miniature marble composition book (c. 3 1/2" x 4 1/2") in his back pocket, stuffed with a bunch of loose papers, held together by a rubber band.  I thought he could use a cover to hold the whole thing together.
outside view: front cover on Right;
back cover on Left side
inside view of above notebook cover
3)  Potential Teacher's gift, using Aneela Hoey's Sherbet Pips.
front cover
Inside view with mini-(moleskine) journal,
 pocket and mini pen
4) A little notebook cover for my Hubster to record his gas mileage, etc.  He plays guitar (I think he has 6 different ones) and the piano.
front
back
inside view

5)  Thanksgiving Hostess gift: wine glass charms (to identify who's glass is whose). 
   What do you think of this idea?  Yes or No?
I got this idea from Better Homes & Gardens
(parent company of AllPeopleQuilt)
link here

   Supplies used (displayed below):
      - set of three mini-frame charms for $2.99 (in the beads section at Joann's)--
         they are frequently on sale for 30% off, or I may have used one of my  
         40% off coupons
      - set of six silver hoop earrings from Wal-Mart for $5

Do you have this problem:
I want to end this post with more text, but it won't let me scroll down or move down by hitting "return" several times....
So now I'm stuck with writing this closing as part of the caption for the photo above!
Just wanted to wish all my American friends a happy Thanksgiving--
and thanks to all my thoughtful  friends abroad who sent Thanksgiving wishes my way :0)

8 comments:

Laura @ Needles, Pins and Baking Tins said...

Love the charm idea, so cute!

Second Chance Tan said...

Happy Thanksgiving - and congratulations to those people graduating from your group... You have made some beautiful things x

Amanda said...

Someday's I'm lucky to just get a peek at my sewing, I really need to get better organised! The book covers look wonderful, such a lovely gift for the grads!

Have a lovely Thanksgiving!

Archie the wonder dog said...

A post packed with lots of lovely things - thank you for sharing! And yes, it used to happen to me so every time I upload a photo I hit enter a few times first!!

QuiltinMama said...

Oh, Elisa, you are waaay more productive than me! I love the wineglass charms...I'm so lazy, I just write people's names on a glass with a sharpie. I'm sure your friends will enjoy their graduation gifts, too. You go, girl and have a happy Thanksgiving.

Cindy said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you too!
Your notebook covers are just so great I am sure they'll make all of the recipients smile. I love the idea of the charms - well done! Your little hexies are adorable :)

Sarah said...

Another post of lovely makes! Try and think more Pooh... :-)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tao_of_Pooh

Z Any Mouse said...

I love my little notebook cover! It lives in my purse and I think of you every time I use it. The little pocket inside is my special place to keep really important things, like the ticket you get when entering a paid parking garage. Can't lose those!