Wednesday, 29 March 2017
The perils of Pinterest - step away now!
Last night I was perusing Pinterest - I am REALLY good at saving links to different boards but never then going back and looking at what I saved - let alone actually completing the project. Let's face it - I have enough sewing projects to last me this year (and several more besides!) However Sewingbuddy and I are working our way through a range of bags which use the same lovely fabric and will therefore match. We had bemoaned the lack of a lunch bag - that was until I found this free tutorial!! Not only that, the Range has some shower curtains reduced by 70% which could be used for the lining.
Okay, me thinks, not too bad - we were looking for a lunch bag after all. But then I saw this! Recently I have been bagging up my projects in ziplock bags - with a pattern and cut pieces inside. These storage bags go one better and I am in love with them - cue more work!! There isn't a pattern - you have to pay for that but the link is broken - but I think that I can work it out and make some slight adjustments - they're bigger versions of my mini storage bags aren't they? I will really be organised at the next sewing retreat!!
After a quick trip into Grimsby for petrol and aforementioned shower curtain (plus a towel for my swimming activities - don't want to ruin a decent one), it was back home to quilt the last square and cut the sashing for my sampler hanging. With a quick break for a dog walk and some lunch plus 40 winks of course (Daisy wedged herself own between me and the sofa and went to sleep with her head on me - bless), it was back to sewing before heading out to the swimming pool. Fortunately I don't ache as much today so feel ready for the challenge again! I did an extra 25 m today (625m altogether and so have added a tracker to this blog - can I swim the English Channel this year? As you will see, I have also added a weight loss tracker again - well, you have got to keep trying now haven't you? So far, so good - 3 days in lol!
Tonight I have the binding on my challenge entry to complete and then some handsewing on the sampler sashing. This sampler will be finished by Friday - honest!