Sunday, October 11, 2009

a good and mellow weekend

We really did have such a nice weekend, but I have basically no photos to show of it. I just was not in the mood to document anything! . . . that's how it is sometimes. But I sewed in the morning on Saturday, went on a hike with Ken and the boys in the afternoon, and made a nice dinner that evening. Almost a perfect day, now that I think of it! The weather was cool and fallish and I am appreciating that so much. Sunday was very domestic. I walked with the boys to farmer's market, picked up Faith from her friend's house, and puttered around the house, baking, running loads of laundry, and interacting with the boys all day. I think it's good for them to have some really unstructured time and they are getting so much better at playing together. It was one of those weekends where I had such a sense of well-being, domesticity, and the feeling that our children are so very nice--we must be doing something right.

Now about the crafts: I'm still making log cabin squares and patchwork drawstrings for more bags like this one. I saw a post (here) about making similar patchwork strings and I found it very inspiring. You can use these little ties for lots of things, and they are so cheery!
More log cabin squares in different colorways. These are addicting. I think I could make many more and never tire of them.

I especially like the yellow one, but aren't they all are so bright and colorful?

I hope you all had a very good weekend and have a delightful week ahead.

10 comments:

Kristi said...

I love this idea of the patchwork strings, thank you for the link.

the cookie cutter said...

Love your log cabin squares, I think I am going to make one of those drawstring bags! Love those patchwork strings, finding some amazing ideas for all those scraps I keep collecting! Really enjoying your blog, thanks! Nadine x

Naturalearthfarm said...

Those log cabin quilt squares are great! What a neat idea with the patchwork straps.

Meg said...

I am in love with that pink square! It's just too cute! So glad you had a good weekend.

Shannon said...

Did you hand stitch your fabric strings? they look so cute, and such a great idea, but I don't know if all that hand stitching would work! Haha! but if the machine won't work, then I guess I will make do!

jennifer said...

Love your squares, you can use them for so many things. Thanks for linking to the patchwork strings post, those are a great idea.

Mama Veg said...

I love these. Some day I plan to sit down and learn how to make them.

Tonya said...

Your squares are super cute - you have the best fabric designs. I envy all your work. I just wish I had time to tryout more of your ideas. Keep up the good work!

Mary Beth said...

Shannon: I totally machine stitched mine. I can't imagine really ever having the patience to hand stitch them, although I do love the looks of the ones on the link.

hanna said...

Those little patchworks are so pretty, I especially love the yellow one. Thanks for the link to the blog with the patchwork straps, she makes some very sweet things. I like the straps she made with the clips attached to the ends.