I brought in two stems of hyacinth. I set them on my sewing table and MY-OH-MY do they smell good!
On to the reason for the post: it is time to link with Confessions of a Fabric Addict and see what other fabric-holics have been working on this week. The project does not have to be finished - just something you've been working on that makes you happy.
The other reason for the post: it is time to link with Sew Many Ways for the Sew Darn Crafty Party. The party is not limited to sewing - can be anything crafty. Also check out Karen's Tool Time Tuesday posts or her recycling posts - lots of great ideas.
I finally finished up the bean bag quilts. Ya'll thought they were done, didn't you? Well, they were quilted and bound but they needed storage/carrying bags - after all, there are 18 pieces to the quilt: the quilt itself, 16 bean bags, and 1 "toe the line" to stand behind.
I made two of these drawstring bags this week. There are many, many drawstring bag tutorials out there, just google it and pick one. The first one is already in Indiana on its way to its recipient. The second one is in my son's room. WHOOP WHOOP!
Here's the lemons part of the story: after buying the cording for the second bag yesterday afternoon, the key would not turn in my car. The steering wheel moved, the AAA tow truck driver put WD-40 in the key hole. It needs a new lock cylinder - oh - we're talking about a $400-500 repair, after the part is marked up twice the price and labor at $100/hr for approx 1.8 hours (there's a web site where DH looks up all this car stuff).
The silver lining: DH was home after traveling all week and I did not have my 4 yr old with me in the drizzly cold with a broken down car! Also fortunate, this did not happen while I was traveling as a consultant in a few weeks.