Sunday, November 22, 2009

Finally! One Yard Wonders Is Here!


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Yesterday my mail lady came up the walkway bringing a package, and I squealed when I read the sender's label.  
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We ripped it open and hurried to the most important page to me - page 118!  Now I can rest and stop calling Barnes & Noble everyday to see if they've received the book -- which they haven't. 
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Look!  My name in print and spelled correctly.  What a lovely sight! 

The book is great.  I know you'll like it, and there is something for everyone.  I mean, 101 projects:  Nearly every area of sewing/crafting is covered, and pattern sheets are included.  However, there is just one photo devoted to each project.  The photo is lovely, but I'm not sure anyone will know that my Beach-Time Towel Tote is anything other than a beach bag if one doesn't read through the introduction. 

So, I put together a little mosaic (shown below) to show that the towel tote is more than a bag -- it's a lawn chair slipcover as well.  There is a self-lined zippered pocket in the design where you can stow your keys, wallet, and essentials, so they keep out of the sand and hidden away.  I hadn't made this bag in years before sewing it up for the book, thus, the very hum-drum fabrics shown here from photos taken ages ago.  If you make one, please let me know what you think about the pattern and the final product!   
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Beach-Time Towel Tote Mosaic

1. mish's Beach-Time Towel Tote, 2. Beach-Time Towel Tote, 3. Beach-Time Towel Tote - On the go., 4. Beach-Time Towel Tote Zippered Pocket, 5. Beach-Time Towel Tote Zippered Pocket, 6. Beach-Time Towel Tote - Wide Open, 7. Beach-Time Towel Tote - Lawn Chair Slipcover, 8. one yard wonders

9 comments:

Sherry said...

Hey name in print and spelled correct. What more can you ask for. Congrats to you having you patteren in the book. How wonderful to see your hard work has done well. Keep up the good job.

Jodie said...

Congratulations - you famous person you !
Love the mosaic!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I am so happy for you!! and I have some of your work, so I can say I own a Michele!!!

Stephanie said...

Congratulations! I can certainly understand why you're thrilled.

Chris Worthy said...

How exciting!!! Great job!

girlville said...

Congratulations! very neat that you are now a published author.

Diann said...

Many congratulations!! A nice Thanksgiving surprise....you superstar,you.

Paula said...

YEAH!!! I'm off to order it, one for me and one as a gift for my neice. Yippeee!

EverythingIveGot said...

Thanks for this! I'd gotten the book a while ago but this was the first project I did-- Love it!!