Today I applique’

Okay, all you applique’ enthusiasts – have you been wondering if I have become so caught up in my tiny stars project that I no longer applique’? I can see how you might get that impression but let’s get real here! Give up applique’? NEVER! I’m in for the long hall. Which means that I generally have three, or four, or five, or more, applique’ projects going on at one given time. And just to prove it, I’m going to let you take a look in my sewing bag. I’ll show you the current projects I’m working on plus anything else we find! This could get interesting.

Handwork to go bag

Handwork to go bag. It isn’t big – only 11″ x 9″ x 4″.

A peek into my sewing bag

Take a peek.

Okay, let’s empty it and see the goods!

What can I say? When you need them you need them!

What can I say? When you need them you need them!

My applique' on the go kit

Applique’ on the go kit.

Misc thread and tools

Misc thread and tools.

Star a day kit. (Sheepish grin) Gotta get it done too!

Star a day kit. (Sheepish grin) Gotta get it done too!

It's a secret. I'll show you after my guild challenge due date.

Applique’ project #1. It’s a secret. I’ll show you after my guild’s challenge due date in April.

Pastel applique' project. Currently on year 15!

Applique’ project #2. Currently on year 15!

Current Lady of the Sea block.

Applique’ project #3. Current Lady of the Sea block.

This block is huge - 32".

Applique’ project #4. New for 2014 – this block is huge – 32″.

The following item is not actually in the bag but it’s next to it, ready to work when the whim strikes me.

English Paper piecing project. A frisbee is the perfect work tray!

English Paper piecing project. A Frisbee is the perfect work tray!

And a few random items that I can clean out.

a 2007 invoice, a pattern cover but no trace of the block, and yes, those are tea bags, Republic Tea, Ginger Peach, to be exact!

a 2007 invoice, a pattern cover but no trace of the block, and yes, those are tea bags, Republic of  Tea, Ginger Peach, to be exact!

And last of all.

A gift for my Sweet 16 quilting machine from a quilting friend.

A gift for my Sweet 16 quilting machine from a quilting friend.

Sometimes there is an embroidery hoop and floss stuffed in there too, but I’m between projects on that front.

Now then, after cleaning out my handwork bag, I’m in the mood to applique’!