Tuesday, December 29, 2009


Thank Goodness For Vacation! We had a wonderful Christmas with friends and family, hope you did as well. The highlight for me was the Christmas Eve service at our former church. Our new holiday tradition is to spend the day with my family in SC and then stop on the way home for church. We moved 7 years ago and we all miss our church family very much. I look forward to the once a year visit and although it still makes me a little 'home sick', the overwhelming welcome is worth it.
My machines are enjoying a few days off for yearly maintain & servicing. I'll start production again on Jan. 4. I'm excited about adding some new products, check out the great new quilted travel essentials below. I had a limited selection that were top sellers for Christmas. The additional colors & patterns will be fabulous Mothers' Day, Shower & Graduation gifts. I've got a bee in my bonnet for a website re-do/update, but it's so much work and I'm too cheap to pay someone...sounds like a good summer vacation project. I'd like to thank all of you that helped make 2009 a great year for Basement Bags and hope you will continue shop with me.

Do you have something special planned for New Year's Eve? I'd love to do something fun...we usually stay home & rarely stay awake 'til midnight...how lame!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Hot ticket...

Quilted duffle & garment bags are hot ticket gift items this year. Not the best picture (maybe Santa will bring me a camera & photography lessons!) but you get the idea.
This one is navy with navy & white polka dot ribbon, monogrammed with kelly green thread...prep-a-licious!

Monday, December 7, 2009

A few precious minutes...

Made great progress on my orders this past
weekend so today after school I took a few ME minutes.
First, a much needed manicure (chemical finishes on fabric play havoc with the cuticles!) and then a not-so-needed-but-oh-so-yummy Peppermint Chocolate Chip Shake from Chick Fil A....marvelous treats! And the perfect incentives to get me back to work this evening. Check back tomorrow for pics of the adorable duffle & garment bags that I stitched up tonight.
Right now it's bedtime...sweet dreams!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Where are the elves?

I could sure use some sewing/embroidery elves...
this is what's cookin' in the basement today
Set of cosmetic bags and travel mug
Christmas tree CuTees

Classy Shoe Bag

Train CuTee for Palmer

Can Wrap

We have our first Christmas party tonight. Semi-formal affair...dinner, dancing...always a great time. I can't wait! Hope you are staying dry & warm and having a fabulous weekend.