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Where'd the time go?

Wow, what a busy few weeks it's been!  I have been sewing in my free time and last week I was able to complete this set of tote bags that I had started at the beginning of the summer.  I have one more set to complete and I plan on working on them over the next week.  
I love this bag especially! 

But I'm always a sucker for blues, too. 

This group of fabrics was so great, I made it as a cross-body bag
and a shoulder bag!

And I always love a good print from Heather Mulder Peterson. 
I combined her print with a fun blue lattice and it turned out bright and happy.

I hope these beautiful bags find good homes at my craft shows this fall. 

At work we have just begun a stint of being open for 11 days straight in three different towns.  There won't be much time for sewing (or sleep for that matter!), but I'm sure I will be sewing away in the mornings before we open.  Just yesterday I was able to complete the binding on the Serenity Stars quilt that I began in June.  I also completed a wildlife themed quilt as a custom order that's due next week.  Pictures of that project will come once the quilt has been delivered. 

There is a lot of work to be done before my craft shows start, and still custom orders in the works as well.  It feels like an abundance of work but I'm still excited to post each project so you can see what I'm up to here at MCC. 


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