Hooray a three day weekend, I am soooooooo happy. I get to sleep in and play around with whatever I want to. Don't you love three whole days where you can move at your own pace and putz around here and there. I did have a check list for myself for the weekend but it involved fun things to do.
Number 1 is to finish my crochet African Flower Bag. I can check that one off my list.
This fabric is not near as blue as the pictures are indicating, it is actually purplish polka dot fun. I even created a pocket, let me just say my sewing skills leave much to be desired.
I am not loving the button, it needs something much more fun, so this will have to do until I can find one.
I sewed on the lining with purple thread and stitched over with blanket stitch with green floss. I wanted more stability and I did not want the lining to pull off the yarn.
Sorry about my toes sneaking into the photo, number 2 on the list needs to be freshly painted toe nails. I bought this fabric at the quilting store Rainbow's End, and if you are a quilter believe me this is your little piece of Heaven. The fabrics are amazing, so many colors and patterns to choose from. They must have every quilting notion that is made, plus ribbons and patterns. If you are a quilter and visit Florida, Rainbow's End needs to be a a priority for you. The store is located in Dunedin, Florida. I love it so much it makes me want to take up quilting, which I am not going to do, I have too many other things I love to do.
I had some extra fabric from the bag and I remembered reading somewhere on Pinterest about how to make a t-shirt that is too tight a bit bigger. I loved these polka dots so much I thought I would give it a try. So I got busy, and frankly created a big mess. How could sewing two seams on each side be such a problem? Well if you have to re-do your serger and the thread keeps breaking (insert several swear words here) it becomes an issue. So a very quick project became a bit of a pain, but it is finished!
I also decided that I wanted to sew a few little dresses for myself. You see I am a bit insane and I can not stress to you enough that I can't sew. That last thing I seriously made was Halloween costumes for my boys. About 17 years ago I made some dresses to fit my expanding belly as I was pregnant, but since then, not a lot has been made.
I swear I am trying to conger up my Home Economics teacher from middle school Mrs. Koch. I am trying to remember what she said to do and what all those symbols mean on the patterns. I think I got a pretty good grade on the sundress that I made in school, even though I did not back stitch or tie off any of the threads. I was so worried it was going to fall apart the day we had to wear it to school for a fashion show in class. If these two dresses turn out you all will be the first to know, if not I am not uttering a word.
I have gardened a little bit, mostly weeding which I need to complete tomorrow, so that can't be checked off my list, yet. Look at my gorgeous rose tree, well it is really a bush that has been shaped into a tree. I re-potted it a few weeks back and it is loving the extra space. The blooms keep coming, and now it is too high for the deer to eat, they love a good rose or hibiscus flower for a treat.
They have a very delicate fragrance. Lovely.
A beautiful walk on the beach with a friend this morning was such a treat. We walked five miles and got to reconnect over beautiful sand, warn salty air and lovely little waves.
Here is the African Flower bag with my yarn bombing/tree art. The bag is heavier than I would like, and it looks like a messenger bag, which is actually the look I was going for. The funny thing is if you put some books in it, or a lap top (which I do not own) it will be heavy. I am all about the process not the final product, so I may never even use this bag. But I like that I figured it out all on my own and completed it even if it isn't spectacular. That puts me a 9,180 yards of yarn used this year. I think I might have a yarn problem don't you?
I have few little things to make for my sister Claudia, I get to start those today, another thing to cross off my list. What is on your list for the long weekend?