Saturday, December 4, 2010

Saturday Surprise and a Bee-utiful project

About 11:45 today a most WONDERFUL surprise  fell from the sky.....SNOW! 
They had said maybe some snow flurries tonight...its not even 4:30!

It snowed the whole time I was hosting some quilty ladies at my church for round two of discussions for a new Bee that is forming from our quilt guild.  The large second floor picture window was perfect for watching the large flakes cover everything!

I just have to show you the absolutely FABULOUS jacket and matching bag that the lovely Carmen made.  It his her own design. 

She started with a men's red sweatshirt that her hubby didn't want.  She washed it to shrink and cut it up to create the right shape for her.  Then using scraps of reds from other projects she pieced 2" squares into strips that she foundation pieced the strips vertically onto the sweatshirt base.  She use a coordinating red pattern for the sleeves, hem, and cuffs.  With the leftover red scraps, some leather scraps, and a handle she already had, she created an incredible matching handbag!  What a way to Bee-creative! (the name of the new Bee BTW.)
Well bag to mug rug land-BTW Michael's had the cutest mugs with snowman/theme decorations and matching lid/hats!  Except I dropped the bag and now have to buy another one :o(.

Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!

Keep dreaming...Colleen aka 'butterflygirl'


Jan Hatchett said...

How lovely! I am in Georgia, so snow is a rare treat. Your friend, Carmen is very talented! The bag and jacket are adorable!

Stray Stitches said...

What a wonderful sight to see - snow! The last time it snowed here was 10 years ago.

Stormy Days said...

I love all these snow pictures showing up. I haven't seen snow in 30 years, but I love how quiet and beautiful it is. Sitting in a window with hot chocolate and watching it fall, just wonderful.

StitchinByTheLake said...

The snow is beautiful! What a great idea for recycling her husband's sweatshirt - I'm wondering if my husband has any old ones. :) blessings, marlene