September 1, 2010

Packing My Old Kit Bag...

In about ten days, we'll be welcoming our house sitter, patting Kessie on the head and heading to Williamsburg for a week of wonderful music, new and old friends. Because I'm not the musician in the family, I pack a special bag with the projects I'm going to tackle while we're away.

I'll spend part of Handsome's rehearsal days sitting at one of the large side tables. I'll spread out my supplies and stitch away while he plays wonderful music. Really, the whole experience is so joyful, I wish I could have all of you there with me so you'd know what I mean.

Yesterday, I prepared one of my projects for the "old kit bag". (I promise I'll show it to you soon. It's an old train case.) I printed out a master copy of 1 1/4" hexagons that I then took to my trusty copier and printed out on card stock. Hundreds of them. Here is where you can print out the master for your own hexagons. All you have to do is choose the measurement you want for each side of the hexagon (1/2" is the smallest) and it will automatically create the template.

My 1 1/4" hexes require fabric pieces that measures approximately 3 1/2" square. I'll need to cut off the corners before I baste my fabric to them. So, I chose a few different, but coordinating fabrics and cut them into 3 1/2" strips. I'll cut them into squares before we leave, but I really liked them rolled up like little appetizers in my creamware dish.

I have no idea what I'll do with the finished hexes yet. Bright, youthful fabrics that might make a nice gift for one of my nieces. I'm looking forward to using them to create something "quilty" and bright when we return home.

14 friends clicked here to leave a note for me:

Andi's English Attic said...

Have a wonderful time.
Please let us know what music you stitched to. xx

Patty C. said...

Enjoy the trip :)
Thank you for the hexagon link.

Tina Eudora said...

Have a great time on the trip Donna! I love the fabric you are taking, it looks similar to a little fabric suitcase my sister had when she was a girl.
Kind of a 70's vintage look and it is so cheerful!
Tina xi

Createology said...

I just know you will enjoy every minute of your week. With Handsome playing music and you stitching fabric how could it not be enjoyable?!! Looking forward to the hexes finished project. Safe travels...

Claudia said...

Stitching and listening to music sounds like heaven, Donna! What a great time you two are going to have.

xo
Claudia

Karen said...

That sounds like a wonderful time! Enjoy!! :)

Liszha said...

I wish you a super time in Williamsburg!

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

It will be beautiful. And inspired by music. I look at my sweet pillow and think of you so many times throughout my day.
Brenda

Vintage Sandy said...

Thanks Donna for your good wishes and I am planning on many more have wonderful trip to Williamsburg!
xoxo

Michelle May said...

They will be just as lively and lovely as the music..I know it. :)

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Your trip sounds fabulous! Can't wait to see photos when you come back - both of your trip and your projects. Theresa

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

Enjoy the relaxing melodies and calm moments with dear friends. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

This sounds just the perfect sort of get-away for you! And true to character, you'll be creating up a storm all the while. :-)

Have FUN!

Hugs,
Anne

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Such fabulous fabric! I love that you will stay productive while you're there. Sounds like you'll a lot of fun! Twyla

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