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Monday, June 20, 2011

Weekend Report

Just a quick "Hello" to let you know I'm still here. I planned to post many hours ago, but I locked myself out of the computer, Hubby's Mac. So I had to wait till he was around to get the password. Don't you hate when things don't go your way?
Also I've been dusting base boards and mopping floors, Because I'm finally getting my birthday present! Sure it's over a month late and I ordered it almost two months ago. But hopefully the wait is worth it. More on that tomorrow.

This weekend I was at machine (my birthday gift will keep me from it for a while). I actually remembered to add the three extra baskets to the backing of the basket quilt.
It's kind of funny that two of these baskets are the same fabric. Guess I didn't like them in the front. Either way, I used up all the baskets and didn't waste a single bit of fabric.

This weekend I also got around to getting some projects done for a friend. Last year, she gave me a box of her Mother's saris. They are sentimental to her and she gave me carte blanche to do with them as I pleased.
Boy what a problem! I've been afraid to cut into them!
But I did and this is what I came up with. Here is a before of the sari in it's original form.
This is the after, shot one.
Shot two.
This is a wrap that has 12 different ways to tie. I absolutely love this and have plans to make one in every color and maybe even one for everyone I know.

Sari two, was a beautiful gossamer wrap . Sorry, I forgot to flip these picture for you.
Sari two became a drawstring purse.
So why did I suddenly get around to doing this? I had a great motive, her wedding! Saturday was her bridal shower and I knew that I could offer something no one else could. Memories of her Mother.
Now to just get to the other saris!

Well time to get back to the grind stone. I'm on the look out for hidden dirt and a delivery truck. Can't wait one more day!

Take care, Brandie

6 comments:

Lori said...

Brandie, you are so creative!! Your friend will love it and it will be the best gift!!

Library Gal Quilts said...

Wow Gal! That is just beautiful! Waiting for the big brown present truck. Love it!

Diamant said...

That will really be a gift to be treasured.

Anita said...

On top of everything you're a refashion-ista. I shouldn't be surprised. :) I want to get my hands on some sari's, they're so beautiful

Lynn said...

Love those little baskets Brandie! Good idea to put them on the back of the quilt.....it's a nice touch.

Linda said...

That was a great idea to put your extra baskets on the backing! That wrap top is absolutely stunning!!