Sunday, March 15, 2009

80*F >>>>>> 24*F

For for those of us in the Celius mode: 26*C >>> -4*C. The beach at Nokomis is part of Casey Key, on the Gulf side of Florida.
Seafood was on our menu lots of times, and shrimp boiled in seawater is to die for!.
Crab was on sale at Publix and there were lots of loose claws. This was a great meal!
Before I left on my vacation I was lucky enough to find this great bag in Fabricland, on sale for $9.99! It's about 12" x 8". On the outside it has two large pockets, one zippered and the other with Velcro.
It comes with two "pages" with zippered pockets. The pages are anchored with strips of Velcro so they are removable. This is the middle where I have a variety of threads.
This is inside of the outside back. The inside of the outside front has one large zippered pocket that I filled with bits of lace and trim.
The sewing case was so great that I decided to buy another one just to get the two removable sections and add them to my original case. There were no black cases left, so I took the white.
The other double page I filled with beads. I used very small plastic bags to hold small amounts of various colours.
Security is very tight on the airlines, and on my last trip I had to forfeit my tiny scissors. There's lots of time to sew while waiting for planes and you absolutely need something to cut the thread. This little bit is part of a dental floss cutter. It measures only 1" x 1/2" and does a great cutting job.
These were some of the small projects I took with me to work on. They are all needle cases. The orange (above) and lilac ones (below) are folded in half.
Above is how this one looks folded with two folds. On the left is it unfolded.
These two needle cases are still unfinished.
There's lots of interest in making paisley motifs on the CQ websites, so here's my first attempts. The top one is 2 1/2" x 1 1/4". The other I'm still working on, and I like how it looks. It's bigger, 3" x 2 1/4". The sequins are all the same colour!
This is Lilifee my new Garden Angel Dotee. She came from Miriam in Germany in a Swap-Bot swap recently. She loves her new home in the orchids.
So now I'm home and need to get caught up with the daily chores. But not yet ......SharonB has just posted March's Stitch Explorer Challenge technique and I must have a go at that before I do the laundry!!
Added Monday, 16th March. This is finished now. The colours are better in the unfinished one above.


zetor said...

Love all your sewing especially the needle cases they are so pretty!

Ira said...

Beautiful work. You have a great holyday

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Diane, Your paisleys are all very pretty. Nice job. Hugs Judy

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Diane, Me again, I love your very pretty CQ needle cases. All of them are just lovely. You look like you was having a very fun time down in florida. I am more than ready for warmth and sunshine too. Hugs Judy