This Weekend

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Rhapsodia State Street Tote by jenib320
Rhapsodia State Street Tote, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Hope everyone has had an enjoyable weekend! Ours was pretty low-key, but I did manage to get a few things done!

I made myself a new bag a few weeks ago, but only just now got photos ready and uploaded! It's the State Street Tote pattern by Bari J, using Rhapsodia by Art Gallery Fabrics. I am so happy with how it turned out! On Tuesday I'll be sharing lots more about this bag when I review the pattern as a part of Purse Palooza!

You can find the State Street Tote pattern in Bari J's shop here .  You can find Rhapsodia at Fat Quarter Shop and The Intrepid Thread.

Appliance Cozy by jenib320
Appliance Cozy, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
I finished up my first project using Cherry Christmas by Aneela Hoey! I decided my kitchen could use some cheerful holiday decorations, so I'll be crafting up a few this summer! This first one is a quilted appliance cozy! It was supposed to be just to cover my Kitchenaid mixer, but *ahem* someone over-estimated the size it needed to be (me!).  So! It fits my mixer and my blender, haha! Next I'm going to spruce up some plain tea towels and make some potholders!

Pincushion Jar by jenib320
Pincushion Jar, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
After I made the frog pincushion earlier in the week, I was feeling the need to make another.  I found a few unused jars in the pantry yesterday so I turned one into a pincushion! I used this tutorial and a charm square of Domestic Bliss by Liz Scott.

Patched by jenib320
Patched, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
I was so sad last summer when my favorite pair of capris got a huge hole in the knee.  I had thrifted these jeans for $3 a few years ago and they are so comfortable.  I tucked them in the corner, just couldn't bear to toss them! Today I finally pulled them out and patched them! I used a scrap of Neptune by Tula Pink and free motion quilted it over the hole (after stitching the hole up).  These jeans have a pretty loose fit, so I was able to get the leg onto the free arm of my machine.  Why did I wait so long to fix them?

New Project by jenib320
New Project, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Last night I started a new quilt project using my Blogger's Choice Bundle from Fat Quarter Shop! I am using Half-Rectangle Triangles, which I've never sewn before! So far they are fun! The top is coming along quickly, so hopefully I'll be sharing more soon!  Rumor has it I might have a bundle to give away here too! ;)

 I am using this half-rectangle triangle tutorial.

Keane by jenib320
Keane, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Last night we drove out to Milwaukee to see my all-time-favorite band, Keane! This is the 4th time I've seen them, and the show was so amazing! They never disappoint!  For a little blast from the past, here are some photos of me hugging the members of Keane back in 2005! One of my favorite memories!

Garden Growth by jenib320
Garden Growth, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Thought it was time for another garden update! My tomatoes have EXPLODED! Look how big they are! You can't even see the cages anymore! I've started harvesting basil, cilantro and lettuce (mostly for George bun!), and I've got tiny baby tomatoes and a baby pepper now too! I'm having such a blast!

George by jenib320
George, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
George :)

Today I love the..
Smell of: Fried chicken
Sound of: Keane!!
Taste of: Red raspberries
Sight of: Neighbor kitty enjoying the sun
Feel of: Relaxing day at home

Good Things about Today:
- Good lighting for pictures!
- Relaxed today!
- Arrested Development!
- Got a few things done!


  1. You are always so crazy productive - I love reading your posts! And I LOVE Keane too but I have yet to see them in concert. I'm pretty much in love with their new CD too - that picture of you with them is AMAZING!

  2. I'm always excited to scroll to the bottom to see what George is up to. He's so cute I just want to kiss him.

  3. Jeni, your bag is gorgeous! I'm craving a pin cushion now after seeing all the ones you've been posting. You didn't link through to the tute though! I'm dying to try it. I tried the new add on to your drawstring pouch and I love it. It's perfect for all my on the go projects. Love all your photos, as always! xoxo

  4. The bag is adorable! My favorite part of your posts tho...George. Just makes me grin :o)

  5. What a great half rectangle tutorial. I've never seen that technique before. I love it. Can't wait to see your choice bundle as a quilt top!

  6. You are soooooo lucky to have been to see Keane - I LOVE that band x

  7. The bag is adorable....Beatiful....Wonderfull....

    Maria Filomena,
    de Portugal

  8. I need to try those rectangle triangles! So fun to see your appliances in their new costume ;)

  9. I have just found your lovely blog via your Etsy shop. I'm so pleased with my fabrics, you have such an amazing choice. I love the bag you made and the patch on your jeans is such a great idea - it looks great. x

  10. Wow! You certainly had a productive weekend. Your bag and jeans look great. I've been wanting to do something with the half rectangle triangles too. Can't wait to see what you're making.

  11. I love the pin cushion! So adorable!

    - Katie Fleming

  12. Thanks for sharing the pin cushion tutorial! :)

  13. Cute bag, looking forward to the review

  14. I may have to make a pincushion! So cute! And I love that jean patch. Great job!


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