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Monday, March 14, 2011

Following Tutorials from Blogland

I hope everyone is having a happy Monday and a great start to the week ahead.  I know, I know-happy and Monday in the same sentence seems like an oxymoron.  I'm with you on this thought, but I am trying to project a positive light on the start to my week(in hopes it will fly by!)

I made a couple of projects this past week.  The first one is one I have almost bought and decided to take a stab at making-a purse organizer.  I do like to change purses and find it difficult because I have too much stuff in my purse.  Also, my purse was becoming an embarrassment at checkout time in stores.  I was constantly digging for things.  Here is the before:
I know-crazy! 

Here is the after:                                                                                                                                          
I am hoping I can keep this up.  So far so good.  I think this will be even more effective in one of my slightly bigger purses.  I followed a tutorial from Hope Studios.  Jennifer used a pretty print for hers while I chose a khaki neutral.                                                                                                                                               
Thanks Jennifer for sharing a great project. 

I also made a scarf from Ruffles and Stuff.  I decided to use some plaid fleece I had on hand(that matches my camel tan coat) and I think it turned out cute.  Using fleece made it slightly more bulky to put buttonholes in so after 8 failed attempts(and some natural frustration), I gave up and put snaps on as the fasteners but I still used the buttons as a decorative touch.  What do you think?
I am loving how different it is.  I am always knitting my scarves and this is a change-up on my usual.  I like shaking things up a bit! 
Once again, I am so happy I have discovered all the wonderful blogs I frequent.  I have learned so much from so many of them.  It has been such an enriching experience.                                                            
My husband and I are excited that our new Posturpedic bed will be delivered this week.  As we get older, our aches and pains can prevent us from getting a good night's sleep.  Because we spend so much of our life sleeping, I felt it was a good investment to get a really good bed.  I will let you know if it is as good as they say.

Also, I don't know if anyone else is a fan, but Destination Truth has its season premier this Thursday at 7:00.  It is a special live event.  I have been a fan since the beginning and I am excited.
I hope everyone has a great week.  I hope you can take the time to do something you enjoy.   Take care.  Nancy                                                                                              


  1. Your projects turned out great! I especially love the scarf! Congratulations on your new bed! I know exactly what you mean about aches and pains! I have fibromyalgia, and would love to get a new mattress. It would make all the difference in the world! Have a great day!

  2. Love your projects too! The bed sounds great, and I envy you on getting one.

  3. Great projects! I totally need a purse organizer like that but can't find one that will also fit a sippy cup in it! LOL! Thanks so much for linking up to Inspiration Friday this week and we hope to see much more of you in the future!