It has been awhile since I worked on a project for myself. Other than curtains and pillows, I can’t remember making something just for me. Um, I guess that chocolate cake last week was kind of for me (and Dan - see wedding picts), but that was not a sewing project.
Anyway, I found this fun turtle fabric and decided to make myself a tote bag and I finished it today. Actually, it is not quite done. I still need a button for the front. I think it turned out well and I really enjoyed quilting it. I did some decorative stitches, as you can see in the close up picture.
Over the last 2 weeks I finished a few other gifts, a couple of capes and another backpack. These gifts will go out shortly. I am sure I am ruining the surprise for the recipients’ moms, but I am pretty sure T. and F. don’t read my blog.
Oliver so wants to sew something. I need to think of a project for him. He’ll come up to me and say “What stitch are you using Mom?” I thought maybe he could do some fun stitches on felt and make bookmarks or something. Any ideas?
Next, I am going to start a quilt, that will probably take me forever and bag for a good friend.
Today, as I ran out to the grocery store, I wished I had a smaller bag. I think some people call it a purse... I think I’ll add that to my list of things to do.
My list is long, but I have crossed a few things off lately and it feels good.