I decided today that it was gonna be just a sewing/stitching day for me. No errands to run, no grocery shopping, no HOUSEWORK>ugh!! So I stayed true to course ALL day. I have to admit, it was the perfect day for it~sorta rainy and overcast, but it was fairly warm out too. The perfect day to stay inside. So I turned on the Christian radio station and listened/sang while I worked, but no, I didn't whistle. :))
I cross stitched for awhile on a Lizzie Kate design I started right after Christmas(which I'll show when I'm finished w/it), then I 'forced' myself to go into the C.R. and SEW!!! I had been putting it off for a few days now, and I needed to get-'her'-done!!
Ever have one of those patterns that just drives you buggy till you get it figured out?? Well, this one was rather confusing to me at first. I really believe that a couple of the pattern pieces were labeled wrong. So when I first tried the directions(which were a bit unclear to begin with), I got the wrong pieces sewn together. Now, you'd never know it if you didn't know what fabric went where, but I did and it really bugged me! So then I made a second one, changing the pattern pieces around and it still didn't quite come out the way it was supposed to, but was a bit better. Ok, ok, I admit, part of it was my brain!! I just wasn't figuring it out right the first time around. They say 3 times a charm, so maybe when I make the third one, I'll get it perfect, ha!!
Here' the two that I ended up making(for gifts) and hopefully the recipients won't even notice the mistakes.
I love this color scheme~brown and aqua. I never used to like brown, period, but lately it's really been growing on me. (see how close I got the magnetic snap to the upper flap?~(that is a big NO-NO!) By the way, I had never tried using a magnetic snap until today~easy peasy!Guess what? It even has 2 pockets inside!This is the second one~ I got a bit crooked on the curve of the flap~ WAHHHHHH!!!! (yes, I admit that I am a bit of a perfectionist).Again, 2 pockets on the inside!Here's some springy fat quarters that I've had on my sewing desk for awhile now, wondering what to make out of them. Even tho' I'm mostly a prim gal at heart, I still love brighter colors for spring/summer.One more unfinished project that I need to finish in a big hurry for a b'day gift! I always have such good intentions and high expectations that I will get it done in time, but sometimes that is not always the case! (the fabric is Twirl, by Moda).
What all have you been working on?? I would love to know I'm not the only one out there who has crazy days in the C.R. (craft room). Tomorrow is back to cleaning and grocery shopping!
Happy Stitching and thanks for stopping by!