Mostly I have a lot of show-and-tell today, and not of my own doing. First up - Weekender Bags have been popping up all over - each so unique and wonderful. I don't tire of seeing new ones and hearing about people's experiences making them. It's just one of those "I have to tell about it" sewing encounters.
1. Scrappy Weekender bag, 2. My Weekender Bag, 3. Weekender Bag, 4. Weekender: complete!, 5. Weekender Bag, 6. Victory is mine!, 7. Pink Dandelion Weekender Bag, 8. Scrappy Patchwork Weekender Bag
No sooner had I shipped off my Hurricane Sandy Help! blocks, but Jennifer was showing off completed quilt tops with my blocks in them! Here's one - I think she has three tops done already, with more blocks pouring in every day.
And a really fun Polaroid Quilt by busybeequilts. Jamie Lee blogs at busy bee quilts, and posted about the quilt here. Did you see the personalization in the bottom right corner? I just love the blue, gray, & green together.
Ok, this is truly random. I took a pic of hubby's Christmas cactus yesterday. It is just starting to bloom! Two years ago, hubby mysteriously got a green thumb as far as Christmas cacti are concerned. Serious. This one has 40+ buds on it, and they are just starting to open up. I inspect it every morning as I open the front drapes, and I admit, it just makes me happy.
Just a reminder that there's a Tuesday at the Table giveaway going on hosted by Knotted Thread! Link up a table-related post any day in November, and you have a chance to win a stack of fat-quarters of Joel Dewberry's new Notting Hill! The whole collection can also be found in the Knotted Thread shop.
Lastly, I have a survey of sorts. When I spent some time with the staff at my local sewing machine shop recently, the clerk did some test sewing, and rather than plug in my foot pedal, she sewed by pushing a button right on the front of my machine. I knew that button was there (it functions as long as you don't plug the foot pedal in), but had never seriously tried it. She says that's all she uses. And that's all I've used in the 10 days since. So I'm curious . . . do you sew using a foot pedal, a knee bar, or a button on your machine? Do tell. (Poll available on A Quilter's Table facebook page.)
Linking up with Really Random Thursday.