Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Life's Little Lessons Continue

The Mid-Atlantic Quilt Show was Saturday and it was absolutely fantastic. I loved every minute and step of the show. I oohed and aahed all over the convention center. For the first time the mix of traditional and contemporary art quilts was about 50 / 50. It was great because my friend likes traditional and I love the contemporary. Couldn't ask for better than that.

And now for the photos - WRONG! No photos - you can all hate me now. But I did learn a valuable lesson. You cannot take pictures if the little thingy that holds the pictures is full. Duh!! (How old do you have to be before you quit learning the basic lessons in life?)

And the vendors - oh my goodness, the vendors. For every quilt hung, there had to be a vendor booth somewhere. We were there for about 6 hours and only walked once around the entire show. No time to go back for repeat visits. I now have enough projects to last me the rest of the year (or more).

Back to current day - this is a great idea, plan and idea that went wrong. I have a commission to design and create a special tote bag (envelope style) for a beautiful soft leather covered Bible. The fabric, quilting, style - all is fabulous! But the handle destroyed the whole look. A BAD IDEA!

So now it is back to the drawing board to see if I can resurrect the look with a different style handle. She loves the bag - just not the handle (and I can't blame her one bit). More on this in a day or so.

The appointment to find out the results of the sleep study and some other tests is tomorrow morning; book club in the afternoon; and Mahjong on Thursday morning. Lots going on this week.

Hugs - Marie


  1. I love the style of the bag too. Perhaps a similar strap made from the same binding fabric and heavily quilted will do the trick?

  2. I love the bag too. Are you starting over or can you salvage it?

  3. Wow. I like the bag as well. Well, the "big" designers all make Mach ups of their product lines... So just think, you are in good company!

    Too bad bout the picture thing being full. My favorite problem is leaving the battery at home in the charger!!!


  4. I love the bag's style, color and design.
    Great tote for light weight contents.

  5. Oh, I hate when that happens with the picture thing! Or when I remember to charge the battery but forget to put it back in the camera! I'm so glad you had a good time and came home with lots of projects to work on. It will be fun to see what you create. The bag is beautiful and I hope you can figure out something with the strap.

  6. I agree with the 1st commenter. Why not make a fabric handle??

  7. Oh, no pictures. Oh well you have memories!
    Enjoy your busy week.

  8. And I was so hoping for photos :(
    lol - totally understand how it happened though! I've taken the camera along, only to find out that after one photo, the batteries were dead with no place to get new ones.

    LOVE the bag - but you are right about the handle. Something soft and purple might be nice.


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