Thursday, September 25, 2014

the "rush" hour

Dreaming.......

 of 
blog hops
and 
cupcake picnics..........











mmmmmm...


snooze?

5:50...power walk!



6:10...excuse me for a few...



6:25...grab the keys and iPad  



6:28  in the car and off I go!  Got my sneakers in the shoe bag just in case I can get in another quick walk at lunch




6:31......NPR on the radio.....


















6:45 ... view from my office window.  Sun just peaking out over the trees....




Monday through Friday.  Week after week.  Rain or shine.  (Ok, maybe if it is raining hard, I hit that snooze button and skip the walk!)

That is my rush hour!




I made several items for this hop to get me through my morning rush hour.   I've put them all to good use every day!








First up is the zip bag for my ear buds.  I've made several of these small bags with the clear front but this red dot one is by far my favorite.   (I've actually used this fabric in two other Sew We Quilt hops!)


You can use this little bag for headphones, of course, but it could also be a travel jewelry bag.

Next is a quick and easy shoe bag.  Great to keep sneakers handy.  I used shoelaces as the drawstring.



I really love my ipad.  Doesn't this fabric make you smile?


My ipad is sitting snug and pretty and it sure brightens up my briefcase!


See the little pocket for my stylus?  Quite handy!   I've posted a tutorial for my ipad case at my other blog - Elm Street Quilts.


Finally a project I call my 'pretty trash bag'.   Did you notice it in my car photo?


After driving around with a supermarket plastic bag hanging off my dashboard to collect trash, I decided to step make my trash experience a pretty one.  These fabrics are from Sweetwater's Road 15 line.  I am actually line the trash bag with a clear gallon plastic bag (the ones that secure with a twist tie) so it is easy to neatly collect up and dispose of the trash.   You can find the pattern for this Pretty Trash bag at Craftsy - my first pattern!



I enjoyed sharing with you an glimpse into an hour of my day.  My time in the office usually ends 11 hours after I arrive so that first hour is actually the calm one!

Please brew another cup of tea and join me in visiting the other lovely ladies I am sharing the day with.



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My thanks to Madm Samm and Carol for their wonderful support and chearleading for another great blog hop!


Happy Stitching!

58 comments:

  1. Awwh! Great ride in with you during your Rush Hour! Very creative idea! Your projects were beautiful...Loved going along with you today!

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  2. Love your projects, sew perfect for the rush hour! Thank you for sharing.

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  3. Love all your "for the road' projects. Your Ipad cover is just adorable. I love that fabric. Too cute. Thanks for sharing your Rush Hour with us.

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  4. What great projects! Thanks for sharing! Beth @ Words & Stitches, pbstrand@msn.com

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  5. You are very organized with all your 'rushing' projects for that early morning.

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  6. Love your post taking us through your rush hour. I appreciate your practical projects for your rush hour. I could use every single one. I really need a pretty trash bag for my car. Great project. Thank you!

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  7. Lovely projects; the Ipad cover fabric is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

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  8. My word! You get up in the middle of the night..... Pfffffeeeewww! I love your practical projects, though. That shoe bag is a great idea and the I-pad cover did put a smile on my face! Thank you for sharing your rush hour!

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  9. I am awake Patty ready to join you on your rushed day..your projects are timely and filled with a sense of purpose...well done ...

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  10. Awesome job Patty. I love the trash bag idea for the car.

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  11. My word woman! You get around faster than a speeding bullet!!

    That Ipad case is so gorgeous! Love the fabric! All of your projects are great! Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Patty, great projects and so useful too.

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  13. Love your gorgeous little trash bag might have to make one of these

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  14. Love love love your post...and your projects. Thanks for the pattern; been meaning to make one of those!

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  15. Great projects! I really like your pretty trash bag, as well as the IPad case.

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  16. good morning Patty...great projects. I need to make something for the trash in my car too...hate that grocery bag!!!

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  17. Loved going thru your rush hour experience with you! What great projects and I must say, you have the best dressed trash can ever! :-)

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  18. Wow you did a lot of stitching! Nice job! I really like your pretty trash bag. I need one of those. Congrats on your first pattern. I will go check it out on Craftsy.

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  19. What a long day!! Your projects are wonderful and I'm sure they make that day more pleasant!

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  20. I enjoyed this little walk with you this morning and loved all your take-along Rush Hour goodies. Sweet looking iPad cover and trash bag!

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  21. Your day sound like mine, except for the running and I catch the bus to work. You have done great on your projects and I love the iPad cover/carrier.

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  22. Such nice little pieces to brighten an otherwise looooong day!

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  23. Patty you have some great ideas! I love the clear front on the zipper bag and the shoe bag, well I'm going to be making one of those for my daughter who goes to the Y to swim every morning. If I line it with laminate her water shoes will do great in there so thanks for the idea. :) blessings, marlene

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  24. Great projects as always and congrats on your pattern :) That looks like a great idea to contain all the bits that end up in our vehicles while still looking nice!

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  25. I do not envy your daily Rush Hour, but I do love your projects...especially the earbud bag.

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  26. Hi!!! Great projects during Rush Hour!!!! I love your little trash bag!!!!! Great first pattern!!!! I will be looking forward to seeing what else you come up with!!!! Thank You

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  27. That's quite a busy day! Love your great projects.... all beautiful, yet useful. I've got to wonder when you find the time to make these goodies. You go, girl!

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  28. Great projects! I don't miss those awful daily rush hours at all!

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  29. Handy projects to make your day a little easier.

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  30. What a cute I Pad cover. And I love the pretty bag for collecting trash in the car. I could use one of those. Nice everyday usuable projects.

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  31. Great projects and a busy hour. I would skip the walk most mornings my fingers keep hitting the snooze button even though I tell them to stop. Maybe I should try going to bed earlier. I love the I-Pad case the best. They are all wonderful though. Thanks for sharing.

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  32. I really like the fabric you used for the ipad case and the trash bag. i am going to check out your tutoiral and pattern.

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  33. I love this post! You are so clever, with your handy projects. I really should make a proper waste container for my car...

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  34. What a fun post! Thanks for sharing your daily routine with us. I'm learning to better organize myself as I embark on various new adventures and am finding it quite enjoyable. Your projects are all wonderful and I have bookmarked your tutorial and trash bag pattern so I can look at them more closely. I am really not happy with the plastic bag collection system I'm using and think this is a much more fun and pretty solution. Thanks for sharing your creations with us today and good luck with your patterns. :-)

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  35. How wonderfully organized your morning is with each of these helpful projects. Thank you sew very much for sharing and hopping. Creative Rush Hour Bliss...

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  36. Clever post sharing your rush hour and seeing the projects. Well done! Love that car trash bag. Gonna have to go check out that pattern.

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  37. I SEW enjoyed your post and all your great useful projects UP TO THE POINT where you said 11 MORE HOURS in your office!! WHAT?????? You don't have a Rush Hour...you have a RUSH DAY!! Geez, girlfriend, you better slow down for certain before you kill yourself!! 12 hr. days in an office doesn't make for much quilting time. Do you quilt in your sleep??? What kind of job do you have???
    I'm tired just reading about your day...S.L.O.W....D.O.W.N.
    Gmama Jane

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  38. A wonderful collection of red, grey, black and white projects. thanks for sharing.

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  39. What a super cute collection to brighten your commute. Eleven hours is a very long day, and you find time to sew too-wow.

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  40. Great projects - I like that you use them all daily!! Guess I'll have to make a trash can for my car too...the plastic bag hanging from my gear shift just looks too tacky next to your trash bucket!!

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  41. Wow, great collection of projects! Thanks for sharing.

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  42. Lovely projects. Isn't it nice to be able to brighten up our days with fun projects?

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  43. Now that I'm retired, I admit I sure don't miss all that business of rush hour. I enjoyed a peek into your day - too many hours, that's for sure. Great ideas to make the commute to work and the rush hour much easier to handle. Love the ipad case.

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  44. All very lovely projects and very useful ones too! Wow 11 hours days would get old FAST! When do you have time to sew?

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  45. Thanks for sharing your day. You gave a very good description of how it goes in pictures. Well done on your entries. I think the ipad case is my fav. I'm looking for ideas for my tablet but not for the hop. Too late there!

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  46. It's fun to see everyone's interpretation of rush hour. Neat projects and great presentation (the story and photos).

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  47. I can handle chocolate during rush hour. ;P love your bags nice projects

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  48. I loved how you incorporated your morning with projects that helped you get on your way! Especially, the car trash bag ~ will be scouting out that pattern. l~o~n~g day for you ~ hope you get a run in during your lunch to refresh you. Blessings, Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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  49. Thanks for sharing the first hour of your Day with these Great Rush Hour Projects!! I Love your waste basket and will be looking at your First pattern, congratulations!!
    Huggs, Nancy

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  50. I liked your story very much, feeling my adrenaline getting high, LOL!
    Great projects!

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  51. Great projects for the gal on the go!

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  52. Great story telling. I must admit I don't think I could have gotten in a walk before going to work though. I think if I did, I wouldn't have made it through the day. I hardly got to sit at my work, plus I would have hit that snooze button, lol. Your projects are all perfect, the fabric choices and ideas. I especially liked your trash bag for the car...I need to make me one of those.

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  53. Oh my goodness, all of your projects are fantastic, but I especially love that trash bag idea! That's awesome!

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  54. Your did a great job on your projects for "Rush Hour". I love the little vinyl zipper bag. I am always loosing something, and that would be perfect.

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  55. Love your projects! I really need to have a trash bucket. Yours is fantastic.

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  56. I really like your practical rush hour projects. Very nicely done. Love that red fabric too!

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  57. Nice commuter items. I hadn't thought of a nice bag for trash. Thansk for sharing!

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