Here is the casserole carrier I made last night for a friend. Joan picked out the fabric, with my guidance. I always hope that when I make something for someone I like what they’ve chosen for me to use. I love this. The fat cats couldn’t be cuter and this is going to a woman who loves cats. Such a fun project to make. It’s a bit of a diversion from the bags I’ve been doing. It’s nice to change it up a bit so I don’t get bored mass producing any one project. This pattern came from All People Quilt website. A friend of mine made some and of course I had to do the same.
There isn’t much I don’t like to make. I could probably count on one hand the things I really don’t like to make: doll clothes; they are too small and detailed and my patience is always tested, people clothes; I use to make most everything I wore and sadly it usually looked homemade. Maybe these are the only two things I won’t do anymore. I don’t know how to knit but I love to crochet. I just took that up again recently. I’ll post my reusable market bag soon. It’s bright red. The yarn came from Loopy’s in Missoula MT. I had no idea before I walked into that store that one could buy yarn like one buys fabric in a quilt store. A dangerous territory for me as I get all caught in in wanting the best quality with no real resources to purchase such quality. I’ve always thought one bought yarn at Joann’s or Walmart in a skein for $3.99 or so. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.
I also discovered the world of weaving which I think I would love as well. There are so many beautiful items people make with looms and gorgeous yarns. This is another something I would like to learn if I can ever retire and spend more time learning new things. I’m sure that is sometime way off in my future at this point.
I am really looking forward to some time off for the Labor Day weekend. As I mentioned prior our yard needs much attention as does the house. Not having to make lunches for a few days is a great relief. That’s a chore that is so monotonous.
Here’s wishing everyone a safe holiday weekend and may you all have some creative time to yourselves if you so choose.