The summer of traveling continued last week
with a trip to Michigan.
In the last 6 weeks I've been in 17 states,
but I am finished for a while!
I am ready to get back into some kind of a routine
and get sewing regularly again.
While in Michigan, I had some time to do some handwork,
so I took along a couple of Bucilla ornament kits.
It felt really good to have some down time to work on these.
This ornament is for a friend who has a dog that looks just like this,
minus the tassels!
This ornament will be for my nephew who loves music.
This guy will find a home on someone's tree,
but I'm not sure whose yet.
There will be more of these made.
While we were in Michigan,
we found a really nice gallery shop
that represented a lot of artists.
On the counter was a big bowl of glass buttons.
My husband and I had the best time looking through this bowl
and came home with a few of the beauties.
A pattern and black linen have been ordered to make a blouse
for myself, using the 5 flashy buttons.
I'd like to make a quilted shawl and use the blue buttons,
but I need to design a pattern.
It's been a long time since I've sewn clothes for myself,
so we shall see how this goes.