Workday Wednesday

I’ve been pretty much chained to my sewing machine this week working on tons of things. Lots of alterations (wedding season) and some fun projects to share too. ๐Ÿงต๐Ÿชก๐Ÿ’š

1 & 2) lemon theme party favor bags for a “main squeeze” bridal shower later this month (how cute are they??) ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿ‹

3) burp cloth for a cute little bundle ๐Ÿฉท๐Ÿฉท

4) camp ๐Ÿ•️ bags for Big Girl to share with her fellow counselors (she’s working this summer for Girl Scouts of Montana & Wyoming) ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š such fun fabrics❤️ ⛺️ 

Photo Finish Friday

Hello Friday! I’ve been a busy bee in my sewing room playing catch up. I’m happy to report that many items of clothing went back out the door this week. Feels so good to get things done. Of course, I still have a pile of things calling my name so I’m off to hem pants, work on a wedding dress and add buttons to shams and a duvet cover. Enjoy this photo of Steamboat Lake from last weekend. Happy weekend to all! Teresa ๐Ÿ❤️๐Ÿ’™⛰️☁️ 

Workday Wednesday

Last weekend, my friend and former student, Jen, came to visit. She had given me some of her father's ties after he passed away and was hoping I would make pillow covers out of them. Well, it didn't get done until she came to supervise me actually doing it (ha ha) but it was great because she got to decide the design, placement of colors, etc. She even picked out one of the vintage fabrics from my stash to go on the back and it blended perfectly. Such a fun project and they turned out great!

We also went on a hike to Steamboat Lake, then hubby took us on a boat ride and we even were treated to a late afternoon rainbow. Such a fun visit. Thanks for coming Jen! :) Teresa

UPDATE: New Zealand Chapter

Look at all these amazing bags that Bagette Olive and her team have been making in New Zealand! Such creativity, I love it! I'm sure all of these bags will be appreciated far and wide for their usefulness, how sturdy they are and the pretty fabric to boot! :) Great job Olive, Cathy and everyone sewing in New Zealand, keep up the excellent work in your community! Teresa


Hi Teresa--

I made a gifts for my knitting friends at Christmas.  Much nicer than a plastic bag!

NZ is into cold weather now. Sewing time! Cathy and I have made more bags! Cathy has sewn 20 drawstring toiletry bags which will be used at Christmas for gifts to needy community people.

I've made another 17 library bags which will go to the community library in Palmerston North area. We make all different sizes so we don't waste fabric, I've even made a few small library bags for preschool kids.

Kind regards
Olive Ruby

Photo Finish Friday

I’m up in the mountains again breathing the crispiest air. My friend and former student, Jen, is visiting and needed the mountain experience. We are having a great time touring, chatting and catching up. I wish for you a glorious and relaxing weekend. XOXO—Teresa

Photo Finish Friday

Hey peeps—Hubby and I celebrated our 27th anniversary yesterday by driving to Steamboat and having dinner with friends. We are now at the cabin and daffodil season has begun! Squeeeee! They are so pretty. Looking forward to all the 13 flavors popping their heads out in the next few weeks. XOXO—Teresa๐Ÿฉท ๐Ÿ˜Š ๐ŸŒผ ๐Ÿ”️ ☀️ ❤️

Photo Finish Friday

One last photo from Iceland. This is the most photographed hill in the country and is apparently in Game of Thrones which I’ve never watched. Our trip went too fast, looking forward to visiting again! Have a great weekend! Teresa๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ”️๐ŸŒŠ☀️๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ


Hello there! I've been a bit MIA due to the fact that I was in Iceland last week with hubby and Big Girl. We had SO much fun and saw so much gorgeousness. We had 8 days jam packed with sites in Reykjavik, amazing waterfalls, ice caves, glaciers, national parks, a lava tube tour, mountain scapes and, of course, giving out bags. The Icelandic people are sooooo nice and wonderful, everyone we met was friendly and gracious. If you haven't been there, I highly recommend you add it to your bucket list. XOXO--Teresa

UPDATE: Arvada, CO Chapter

Bagette Terri has been very busy making bags this winter! Look at all these awesome bags she has made from such fun fabric prints! Way to sew Terri, keep up the great work! Teresa



Since the weather has been so icky on and off, I’ve been making a lot of bags.  I’ve been busy with baby blankets for church too. I have also made some larger bags to hold foam rollers for a class and the other bags hold receiving blankets and crib quilts for church.

Thanks for being such a great boss and doing this for all of us.

Bagette Terri, Chapter Coordinator, Arvada, CO

Holland Bagette Visit!

Chapter Coordinator of The Netherlands, Oost-Nederland, Bagette Ingeborg, came to visit Colorado with her husband, John, this past weekend. We had so much fun and lots of laughs. They had wanted to go on a hike and visit Red Rocks Amphitheater on Saturday but the weather did not cooperate AT ALL. We went shopping instead. On Sunday, Ingeborg and John set off on a motorhome adventure to several Colorado and Utah State Parks. I first met Ingeborg when I went to Germany for h+h in Cologne in 2019.

1) Who can resist a Holland couple photo in front of the Nederland, Colorado sign?

2) John took pics of us shopping at Joann.

3) Obligatory sewing studio photo.

4-7) Ingeborg and I made 2 extra large bags for their US shopping trips. The intention was to give them away after they were done with them but Ingeborg thought they turned out too cute for that and she would have to keep at least one. :)

8) Ingeborg and her stack of fabric (so far) on the left I gave her some organic from Harmony Art.