Cathy, Verena, and I have been keeping up with Thursday night sewing when we can. It’s not always every week or all three of us (back to school! hurricane!), but we’re making a point to try, which is nice. The last few times I participated I worked on some bags. I know, big surprise!
Back when I was on my color block and gingham kick I made this tote. It very much fits in with the outfits I was making for Ceci right about that same time. I’m still loving the fabrics and color combo, but I’m leaning (yearning) more towards fall these days, even though it is still as hot as Hades down here. It’s a good thing bags don’t go bad, I think I’ll put this one away for next spring. Or, I could use it as Ceci’s diaper bag, now there’s an idea. I can coordinate my baby with my bag.
This next one is another version of the Corabelle Bag. (This poor, forgotten pattern. Seriously? I can’t believe that I haven’t listed this pattern yet. Darned busy life!) When I was planning it out, I knew that I wanted to use those 3 fabrics – the blue, gray, and yellow. It wasn’t until I started putting it together that I decided to appliqué diamonds down the center. I had a argyle-esque idea in mind.
Once I sewed those diamonds on, quite wonkily at that, I thought that I had made a mistake. It looked so country to me! No, there’s nothing wrong with country, but it wasn’t the look I was going for. Cathy convinced me to keep going with it, though I was about to rip it all out. If I hadn’t sewn it on so well, I probably would have. I’m glad I stuck with it and added the hand stitching, because that totally makes it. (whoops, looks like I need two more stitching lines at the top!) It still looks a bit country to me, but I like it. This might just be the next bag I carry around, as soon as I get sick of my navy stripes.
For tonight’s sewing, I’ll be working on yet another bag. I’m only in prototype phase. It’s a simple tote that I’d like to use for a class I’ll be teaching locally in the near future. Eek! There's also a quilt top I started this past winter that needs some attention. Or maybe I’ll just visit and catch up on my crochet granny squares. Believe me, I have no shortage of projects to work on.
Anyone else have a little Thursday night sewing planned? What are you working on?