Okay, my break lasted a couple weeks more than intended. I was just tired and hit a wall...a break was much needed. I came out of hiding and dusted off my sewing machine by signing up for a purse making class at Sew Memphis, a local modern fabric store right in the heart of Memphis.
I taught myself how to sew with quilting, but had not learned how to do other things like follow a pattern (that is not a quilting pattern) or how to insert a zipper. I think the main thing that got me back to sewing was the prospect of learning something new. So I signed up with the intention of possibly learning how to make a purse that I could then recreate as Christmas gifts for my nieces. The purse pattern we used was the Pink Chalk Studio Mail Sack.
I also attended our local MQG meeting yesterday and got to see Kelly at My Quilt Infatuation in action piecing her Bento Box Quilt. Let me tell you, it looks great in person and she is FAST!!!! I'm always amazed at how quickly she can create a quilt.