"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jer 29:11 (NIV)

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Sewing, but no quilting this week.

I'll be headed to a professional conference at the end of the month and decided I needed a new purse.   The one I that I've been using for close to 5 yrs now is in sad repair.   I've managed to totally shred two of four layers of denim in the straps and the front pocket is wearing through in a couple of places as well.    I bought some heavy weight denim, and a couple of twill remnants for the purse.

The pattern that I used can be seen here.   For the most the instructions have been good, but there were a couple things that were left out so it was good that I've been sewing for yrs.   Lots of pockets in it, and even the inset pockets have cooperated w/o problems for me.  Only thing I have to decide on yet is what color to make the binding for the top of the purse - match the blue, or find a contrasting color that works with the pockets.  

I should have it finished up tonite or tomorrow.   All depends on how tired I am when I get home from school tonite (two errands to run on the way home - a return at Joann's and then gotta get gas for the car).     Snow is due to arrive here tonite and then be heavy out here tomorrow, so who knows if school will be cancelled or not.

Next up to be worked on is my London Tea Towel wallhanging.   I just need inspiration for it.

Gratitudes -
1. the wonderful balmy weather yesterday and today.
2. the purse has been going together easily.


2 comments:

desertskyquilts said...

And after seeing yours ... no, I didn't start one! I did find a leather purse at KARM for $3.99, though. =)

Jan H said...

for the purse I would match the contract color. Do you have any of that pattern left?