Thursday, November 30, 2017

Desire to Inspire - November's Challenger Judi Duncan

Meet Judi Duncan - our Desire to Inspire Challenger for November. 

I live in Bakersfield, Ca. and it gets HOT here (LOL). The hubs and I are both retired - which leaves lots of time for me to sew - I love quilting, home dec, making clothing and now bag making.  

We have two very large dogs (100 and 109 pounds) both adopted from our local shelter.  Lucky, our 3 year-old Doberman had diabetes and recently developed cataracts as a result.  He went blind, and we ended up getting him the surgery to have the cataracts removed last month.  He is now on the mend and has 80% of his vision back and we are so grateful.  It is a very time consuming process, but it is a labor of love!

My oldest daughter and her son live with us, so life is always exciting around here.  Our favorite place to go is to the beach!  We love to take our grandson, when he is not in school. We play in the water and look for sea shells and pretty rocks and beach glass.  And of course Grandma has to hit all the quilt shops (good thing the family doesn't really mind).

I've been sewing on and off since I was 16 when my grandmother gave me a brand new singer in a cabinet for Christmas.  All the granddaughters got the same gift for their sixteenth birthday.  I love lets me use my creative side. I have only been quilting a few years and free motion quilting is my favorite technique, I could spend hours and hours meandering on my machine.  The best part of quilting is being able to buy lots and lots of fabric...buying by the fat quarter lets you purchase a lot of different fabrics without spending too much money.  And of course, novelty fabrics are my favorite!

Judi gets the fabric and is super happy! 

Here are the "All Cooped Up" fabrics

Here are the grocery bags all made up from the fabric! 


Joanne said...

Great bags! Grocery shopping wouldn't be so much of a chore if I used fun bags like these. Thanks for sharing them with us. :-)

The Quilted B said...

Love these bags. What a fun use for fun fabric!

Anna brown said...

Wow love her work and great fabric to boot...You can't go wrong. ..

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