I've been quiet here but busy in real life. The Big News is that I bought a new-to-me Pfaff and am getting to know her. If she has a name it's probably Doris: this gal is practical and efficient with little room for tomfoolery. She has a sure and steady hand and I'm enjoying the learning process immensely!
Also working on my bee blocks and having loads of fun with that:
For Mother's Day, my family bought me a lovely handbag. They all thought it looked like FABRIC until I helped them visualize the end product! Here it is, already full of Stuff:
Pattern is "Yin Yang" (of course) by Scrap-Bags. Surprisingly roomy and nicely docile - see how the handles flop down when you set the bag down? No hardware at all, which makes for quick construction too. I used fusible fleece instead of batting. I could see really going to town quilting or otherwise embellishing that lower half of the bag. One thing the pattern doesn't crow about - but should - is the pockets: two very roomy and clever pockets created as part of the construction process. They're angled in such a way that they keep even fairly large items secure and easily retrieved.
I've got a few more Granny Squares on the wall, have finished my Orange You Glad top and have cut another One Block Wonder - with teeny blocks this time! You'll see those soon I hope.