Thursday, December 02, 2010

Getting with the Program

Sorry I couldn't come to the blog yesterday, but they locked me in down at the sweatshop. The good news is I've made some progress.

On Tuesday night, I finished the second messenger bag. I brought it to show everyone at quilting last night because I was so proud of how perfect this one is...and I only had to sew the lining into the bag once. This bag was made without use of a seam ripper!






Here is Sissy's Sea-bathing box. I hope you can tell I spent hours painting the thing. And four coats of sealer, inside and out. Speaking of the inside...













I wouldn't want to bathe in that sea, but awesome fabric, isn't it?
This is the first finish of December's list! I had started with the blue coasters, but the variegated viscose (Sulky) thread kept breaking...and I could tell it would soon affect my sanity. So I switched to the red (these are the brown, which aren't on the list, but I meant to list "blue, green, and brown." Bear with me.) because the red used a different (poly) thread. Flush with the success of "quilting" the red, I tried the viscose thread again, and the brown and dark green gave me no trouble at all. Last night in quilting class I finished these, "quilted" the green coasters, and cut the final two sets. Just need to edge them now. Tutorial for these, here.

14 comments:

valerie said...

Great projects! I am in love with your "Seabathing" box. It's wonderful and that interior fabric is perfect! :)

The Queen Bee said...

Look at you go!

Pam

Catherine said...

Wonderful projects!

Adrienne Martini said...

That interior fabric is gorgeous. Well done on all of 'em.

C in DC said...

I'm coveting the brown & blue messenger bag!

zoomcity said...

Adorable message bag! It was worth being in lock down. I wouldn't want to bathe in the boxes lining fabric, either, but I do like it a lot.

KarenV said...

LOVE your bag, that is a gorgeous combination of fabrics! The box is so pretty too, congratulations.

Peggy Lee said...

I smell smoke.......

Mary said...

Can I be your Sister? LOVE everything about that box!

ArchangelDecker said...

I love the box! It turned out wonderful!

Cathy said...

I love the bag. Love. It.

Donna said...

I'd say your sweatshop is producing some wonderful and amazing products! Keep up the good work.

Alice said...

A really big WOW! for the messenger bag. It is gorgeous! The other stuff is wonderful too. A little sea bathing sounds just the ticket. I do believe you are going to finish everything you wanted to in December.

Siobhan said...

YGG on all the projects! I have ornaments to stitch and I can't get myself going. Thanks for the kick in the tush!