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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Another project finished on Friday-Night-Sew-In.

Hello,

Happy Weekend to you. Last night was Friday-Night-Sew-In. I started a little earlier in the day as I tend to make a few mistakes sewing at night. Yes, I did make a few mistakes and got ahead of myself. That happens when you aren't sewing to a pattern and a daughter asks to be dropped of at a friend's house. Then you come home and Ian has some Lion's Christmas cake heated up with a dollop of cream and a cuppa.

Tote Bag.
When making this bag I used up quite a few things. I joined some cotton wadding together to use for the wadding for the main part of the bag. The handles had a different sort of wadding. When I did the quilting, in the bobbin I used up all those partly filled bobbins. No one sees this so this was a great way to clear some bobbins. The material I had in the cupboard for years. At our previous home our next door neighbour used to run the local patchwork shop. When she was leaving town I got all her stash. Lucky me. The lining material was also from this supply. It is a lovely check which matches in quite well. I put quite a big pocket on the inside. I will drop this of to Mum's tomorrow. I wonder if she will remember doing the hexagons? I am sure she will find a use for this bag. It is quite big so will be useful for shopping or going to the library.

There is another sew-in next week if you wish to join in.

Happy days.
Bev C

10 comments:

Notjustnat said...

That is cute bag Bev. Red bag for Christmas. It's perfect! I did some sew-in the first few times, but not lately. Have a nice weekend Bev - Hugs Nat

retdairyqueen said...

Very nice bag
I love big bags

Anita said...

Hi Bev, You certainly were lucky to get that stash from your old neighbour! Lucky girl. Kind regards, Anita.

BubzRugz said...

Those large size tote bags are just the greatest... I love the way you have used up supplies you already had... amd the hexies look so great on it....
Hugz

Michelle said...

Ahhhh Bev it is super - the hexies look perfect on the red background.

Maria said...

Well done Bev. I had a few small finishes and have nearly completed a tote.

Sue said...

Oh I really love that bag! Very adorable.

How nice to have a sew-in!

Christmas blessings

Terriaw said...

Looks like a productive FNSI with this lovely bag! I do love the quilting and the hexagon center patch. I started late so I didn't get as much done as I hoped. Just worked on a custom order for my shop.

Maree: said...

Great Job considering all the Interuptions...
I'm sure your Mum will use it well..
cheers

Simone de Klerk said...

Lovely project!!!