Looking back I can see that it's been a very busy summer both for crafting and adjusting to retirement. I just can't believe it's just about over. In the past 2 weeks we have had my brother and his wife down for a visit from Jersey and our old Neighbors down for a week, also from Jersey with whom we did a few days at Disney.
In the in between times I did a bit of sewing. I know I was a little late on the triangular zip pouch wagon but I did manage to make one.
I think I made this one in about a half an hour. I can't say that I will run out and make any more. For me they just weren't practical. I did fill this one with a gift card and mailed it off to my niece. I also would have to do tabs on the zipper ends and I would need to do a finished lining. All of my changes would make this an hour project and I'm not convinced it would be worth an hour of my time.
These are the Flamingos (Dude and Dudette) that my brother sent me for my new house. They held the welcome banner for my brother and sister in laws arrival.
I also managed to finish this quilt that has been donated to the local Honor Flight chapter through the Quilt Guild of the Villages.
Shabby Fabrics has designed this pattern with Quilts of Valor in mind and offers a basic version of the pattern for free or a more colorful version for purchase. I believe they also offer a kit.
It was a quick and easy pattern to put together.
I also made another top in patriotic colors last week that I hope to finish this week and will post about it on another day.