It’s Rush Hour Time and, guess what? I’m rushing! Actually, I’m early as my day isn’t until Tuesday but that means my post needs to be up at 9:00 PM Eastern Time on Monday and I’ll be on a plane right at that time so I’m posting early! Just in case I can’t find reliable Wi-Fi, here’s my rush around story.
A few weeks ago, I found an adorable tutorial for a laptop bag on the Bear Creek Quilting site. The idea behind the Rush Hour hop was to make something to do with our morning rush and I thought this would be perfect! I ordered up my fabric and launched into the tutorial. About halfway through the process, I was struck by a thought. I work at home. My laptop never really leaves the living room. I called my oldest daugther, “Sarah,” I said, “I think I’m making you a laptop case.” We both had a good laugh over it and, fortunately, she loves it! I think I’ll make another one, though, with different pockets and make myself a general purpose bag that my Kindle can ride around in with a few books and hexies, etc. I love the look of this bag and the ingenious little zip pocket that lets you convert an outside pocket to a slide to attach it to your roller bag.
My younger daughter did a photo shoot for me and I couldn’t decide which of these shots I liked better.
I loved, loved, loved working with these prints from Studio E! I wish I could have ordered the whole set but, well, one must do as the budget can manage! Now, I did mention a giveaway and a plane ride, right? So, here’s the deal. Leave me a comment, any kind of comment and I’ll draw a winner on October 13th. I’m giving away this cute little bag of smaller pieces but, I’ll sweeten the pot with an as-yet-to-be-found something from my trip to the East Coast (I hear there’s a terrific quilt shop in NYC.)
Now, be sure to hop over on Tuesday to the wonderful, talented people I’m sharing my day with and, of course, this all wouldn’t be possible without the terrific duo of Madam Samm and Carol of Just Let Me Quilt.
Tuesday, September 30
And now, in the spirit of Rush Hour, I’m rushing off to pack. It’s 8:15 PM and I leave at 6:00 am. I’m not packed and I still have to hem two pair of pants. You might say that “Rush Hour” is a way of life at my house. Or, as I like to put it, “Everything around here is the Festival of the Last Minute!”