Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Cell Phone Case

I just discovered there was one finished item I had not shared.  Several months ago, a friend asked if I could make a cell phone case for her.  She wanted it to hang from her shoulder like a purse but she just wanted a case for her cell phone.

I asked her if she would like me to add fringe, I had just made the pink Boho and had lots of leftovers from that, and she said she would love it, whatever I wanted to do.  She absolutely loved her case, and told me ladies had stopped her in expensive department stores, and asked her where she had gotten it!

I saw her last week, and she told me her mother loves her case, and asked if I could make her one too, to hang from her shoulder.  And her mother loves butterflies.  So I am piecing that one right now.


My Mojo has been gone for 2 months and it finally returned last night.  I haven't felt like doing any crazy quilting since I finished the last Bojo I made.  I had plans to make a new one for myself, and my granddaughter wants one for her birthday in August.  I had plans to make a new cell phone case.  When I got an order for another cell phone carrying case from a friend at work, I decided I had better find my Mojo.

I had been really, really, really hoping to get a transfer to a different department at work, but I was not one of the five considered because of seniority.  And I was really disappointed and it somehow made my Mojo disappear for awhile.

Nothing has changed, I am still hoping to transfer out of my department at work.  Still applying for positions and hoping I can have more seniority than somebody so I can make the transfer.

We did have a really nice vacation 2 weeks ago.  We took a trip to Yellowstone National Park and spent several days there.  Got some great pics of buffalo, long horn sheep, mule deer and saw Old Faithful and many other geysers spouting.  We were on our way home, camping in Nevada, when we got a call from our daughter Kristen, stating Maidu Park, which is across the street from us was on fire.  It is a 150 acre park, and 30 acres burnt that day.  It was a very windy day, and 4 houses across from the park caught on fire.  We live about 1/2 to 3/4 mile from where the fire was.  Kristen called, telling us our house was safe.  We had planned to stay a night in Reno, but after hearing about the fire, I just wanted to come home.  I still had 4 more days of vacation, so I just relaxed at home.

Yesterday afternoon, after chatting with NickiLee on Words with Friends, she asked me if I wanted to participate with her in a private CQ block swap, and I agreed.  She spurred me into heading into my sewing room and I put on some tunes and pieced 2 Boho tops.  This morning I plan to piece 2 cell phone cases, and a block for a private swap with NickiLee.

Yesterday's mail brought Sharon B's Crazy Quilting Stencils.  They are absolutely wonderful.  I love how sturdy they are, and can't wait to start using them.  I had downloaded the booklets when I ordered and got them laminated and spiral-bound at my local copier place.

Anyway back to piecing and I hope to have something to show in a couple of days.