Saturday I thought that maybe a little retail therapy would help me out, after all I needed to get the lining, some fuseable and a few other things were on my list. I took a trip downtown to Main Street Quilts. This place makes me smile.
I thought that Susie might still have some of the Moda Fruit Cocktail line that I was using for my bag. I originally bought the line to make mother/daughter aprons for Christmas gifts a few years back and had some left over. I love this line, it's an old one, but it's adorable. BINGO, she had a few choices. I went ahead and bought a couple of yards of each. Don't ask what I'm going to do with it. Who knows, I didn't know I was going to make the bag with it either. Sometimes you just can't plan these things and it's good to have "adorable" on hand.
Look at that red/black fabric for an apron, soo cute, huh? can't wait to make one up! Hmm what else is in that bag? I plan on making a quilt that calls for a ruler (Omnigrid 98L, which I think is basically the same as the one that Okperi bought) to make the tubular hsts. That will also be a new experience for me. Also another package of those Easy Threading needles. Easy Threading needles come in handy! They are the ones that I thought were for old ladies that couldn't see to thread a needle, LOL. You know the ones that you can just pop the thread in the top. Well, when I took a machine applique class I was shown that they are a very good tool to use to bring your threads to the back to tie off. Since then I've found a lot of uses for them and there is always a package near!
Last nite I managed to get the lining made and finished the bag up this morning. TADA!!! It looks so.... well so.... PamKittyMorning! LOL So anyway I love how the bag turned out. For the swap bag I have a few changes planned, but now that I've made it, that will be simple. I hope you like this bag, it will be showing up next month for a little celebration.
Today I'm doing the necessary get ready for the next work week kind of stuff. This evening I'm going to find my way to San Jose to have dinner with my son and his stepdaughter. Thats enough to cheer a mom up! Hope you have a wonderful week xoxomar