Monday, November 24, 2014


How is everyone doing today?  Between this weather and the hustle and bustle of getting ready for Thanksgiving Day, I’m a little frazzled.  I did make this purse for my mom.  Every time I went to see her she would comment on my purse, telling me how much she liked it, how she’d like one.  I kept looking at the department store for another purse like mine, but couldn’t find one.  What did she need a purse for anyway? I reasoned.  She does not handle money.  She does not wear lipstick.  She has her tissues in her walker bag.  Why should I worry about getting her a purse?  She doesn’t need one.  But she wants one, my conscience told me.  So yesterday I made her this purse.  I didn’t have enough black and white polka dot fabric to make it look just like mine, but I think these fabrics will work.  It is the Runaround Bag by Lazy Girl Designs.  It is a quick and easy bag to make and making it for my mom made me feel good.  She will probably never use it.  Or leave it somewhere.  Or within a day or two forget that I even gave it to her.  But the point is … I will know.  It gives me joy to make her happy even though it might be for a few minutes, or only a few days.  Giving her a little happiness is what is important!

  • Vickie S. will have a One Block Wonder class on Monday, December 15th from 10:00-4:00.
  • Craft Days scheduled this year at the Attic Window Quilt Shop are Saturday, November 29, and Friday, December 5.  This has always been a popular event and in order to accommodate everyone, Chris added a Craft Day to the calendar.  Just call the shop and let Chris know which day you would like to attend. 
  • Loft Creations has a tutorial for a pooch pouch.  Great gift for a friend with a dog.
Until next time,

Stay Calm! Stay Kind! Stay Positive!


bobbi said...

Lovely sentiment for your Mommy, Caroll! I´ve got some pretty black fabric with 1/4 inch white dots symmetrically spaced all over....say the word, send me the sizes you need and I´d be happy to send you the pieces to make another one, if you like--there´s plenty of time b4 Xmas if the postman is on his toes! Hugs, Bobbi

Allie said...

Caroll it's just darling and she'll love it - and you're so right, YOU will know!!!

Quilting Teachers at the shop.

Quilting Teachers at the shop.
Chris, Marilyn, Jill, Lee Anne, Sue, Vickie

Quilts For Wheels

Quilts For Wheels
Many thanks and much appreciation goes to the women who work diligently each month to make quilts for those in wheel chairs. Kudos go to: Yvonne, Mary T., Fran, Joan, Mary Ellen, Barb, Lee Ann, Nancy, Mary.

Quilting for Kids With Cancer

Quilting for Kids With Cancer
Generosity has no bounds. Above are the women in the Quilts For Kids group at the Attic Window Quilt Shop. Left to right, Henrietta, Phyllis, Nancy, Carol, Karen. These women donate their time, fabric, money once a month to make quilts for kids who have cancer.