I volunteered to test Vicki's pattern for her Fabulous Shopping Bag (that's my name for it- I think she is still trying to come up with the "official" name!). I have my fabrics picked, and I am ready to go!
I'm going to make my very first bag out of these- they're "Woodland Bloom" by Lila Tueller.
If all goes well (and I have no reason to think it won't!), I am going to make myself a set of 6- from my beloved Joel Dewberry Sparrows. I have 4 now, that Vicki made for me out of really cute fabric from the "XOXO, The Cat" line. But Hubby doesn't like to use them! He thinks this fabric is more "masculine". And it's my favorite fabric ever, so I will make us both happy and use it to make more bags!
Not a whole lot else. I have had a terrible cough that my doctor says is due to allergies. I agree with this, because I don't feel sick, my throat is just real tickly! I'll just have to bear it, though, since I refuse to take any medications for it. I just don't trust those kinds of medicines, especially since the one I was taking is now under investigation for causing suicidal ideation and severe depression. Both of which I suffered with- until I stopped taking the medication. Then I went right back to my normal, happy self. I never want to feel the way I felt during that time again- I'd rather tolerate the allergies!
I also had to find a new dish soap... I think the one I've been using for the past 5 years must have been reformulated or something. I started using a new bottle last week, and my hands and forearms broke out into horrible rashes! I actually had to get a prescription hydrocortisone ointment for it, it's so bad. I found a new dish soap that says it's hypoallergenic, and free of dyes and perfumes. So far, so good!
And lastly, I would just like to say that I love Trader Joe's :)
16 patch blocks all sewn
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