I was taken by this busy bag 😃
|some of the prepped bags|
|Gift bag, wine bag and butterflies. Hairpins butterflies on cards |
and two are with clips (no cards)
|Gift bags, wine bags|
|Even if they look alike, not two are the same.|
|A must have: cats and dogs|
|Three smaller bags.|
Well, I grab the long leftovers stripes and cut them down to one inch wide. I sewed them all together in one very long stripe, starting with the brown and then the blue fabric. I rolled it up into a ball and grab some twine and started spinning these two together.
It didn't take long for me to realise my mistake. The twine is to big and with the addition of the canvas, the cord barely fitted under the foot of the sewing machine. I tried with the dogs down and it wasn't any better.
But I prevailed. It was very hard on the shoulder and neck muscles. I had to pause often so the progress was slow.
The next morning, I looked for the Teflon foot and it was like a miracle worker! Yes! This project is finally fun to make! You can see the difference in the stitches in these pictures.
Petal to the metal, I sewed it all up ...
... well until I got to the end of the twine! Hahaha!
A while back, I received the Broken Dish Swap.
Thanks to Barb, at Fun With Barb, hostess of this fun swap, I now possess 80 gorgeous Broken Dish blocks. The fabrics, the craftsmanship, everything is just perfect. I love my blocks! I will participate in a swap again. 😄
I did play with them a little bit, looking for a layout.
If I do what I have in mind, this project will be another long-winded quilt. Do I need another one of those when I already have two on the go ? (which are going nowhere fast!) The blocks went back into the plastic bags to rest for a while. 😞
As I was picking up fabrics tossed all around the sewing room in my frenzy of last week, I found my RSC 2016 project. Got the fabric out and started to look at the possibility of finishing this one. This year? Hmmm... /:^}
Now that the sewing room is clearer if not cleaner, I must work on my OMG (One Monthly Goal) for November.
So that's what's going on at my place. Like I said; not much beside brainstorming but someone has to do it.
You can find me at Angela's place today, just enjoying all the rainbows.
Come Monday, I'll be with Beth at Love, Laugh, Quilt. See you there.
Until next time ...