Thursday, February 04, 2010

Paper Bag Wallets

Getting together the kits for International Quilt Chicago. These are fun and easy paper bag wallets. Great way to use up paper bags and scraps of fabrics and ribbon.

This wallet uses bright fun fabric scraps. Adds a splash of color for those plain jeans and a t-shirt.

These will hold a cell phone and a small wallet.

And when made in a more traditional fabric becomes a cute addition to an outfit for church or special occasion.

Great way to recycle those paper lunch bags!

Fun! Fun! FUN!!!

Wednesday, February 03, 2010


Going to CHA was such a fun experience. Lots of activity and seeing many friends filled the days in a most rewarding way. Made new friends.....what an experience attending CHA for the first time!

Then to make it an even more rewarding experience Tracie and I taught at The French Gneral! I cannot say enough good things about Kaari. She is a hostess above all! We felt at home from the moment she walked outside to meet us in the parking lot. Her hospitality, open heart and giving ways made us want to stay there and visit for hours.

Class was great....attendees included new students and a repeat who brought her lovely daughter. Talent abounded in the room as they all took brushes in hand then began painting and creating.

Here are some pics of their work.

Then as the trip came to a close.......NOTHING could top the party at The French General! It was a blast and, again, hosted by the two lovely women, Kaari and Jo Packham (creator of Where Women Create).

Kaari'e dad was our bartender! He was great and a lot of fun!

Somewhat sadly we headed home the next morning...the ending to a Memorable weekend!

CHA, teaching at The French General then a party with friends at The French Generaland going with my lovely daughter-in-law, Tracie. How Blessed I AM!