Saturday, September 07, 2013

Please, Mr Postman........

........send me my blocks!
With the Labour Day holiday, the mail has been really slow to arrive, and I didn't get the Simply Solid blocks I was hoping for.....darn!
I wanted to work on the quilt this week-end.
Instead, I decided to make a new bag for winter.
Well, actually, it is going to be a practice bag!
The pattern is fairly advanced, and a bit above my "pay grade", when it comes to bag making.
So, I need to do a trial run.
On Friday I cut out all the pieces, and added the interfacing.  I couldn't get any of the recommended products for the interfacing, so I did the best I could with what's available!
Today, I sewed....all day......and completed the outer shell with minimal issues! I was so stoked!!!!
Maybe it doesn't have to be a trial bag!

I really should have stopped there.....
but, no.....
I just had to do one more thing....
My plan was to just put in the zippered pockets in the lining. I have done these before with no problems at all. So, these went in really easily, and I thought they looked great!


  Yay for me, right?
Did I mention that I should have stopped earlier??
yeah, well, I'll listen to my inner voice next time......
upside down...
Upside down...
Upside Down!!!


So, here I am picking out stitches so that I can reuse the zippers.
And, to punish myself for being a complete dork and wasting all that fabric from the lining and pockets!
 I completely blame the Postman.
None of this would have happened if he had just delivered my blocks!

15 comments:

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

Haha! We all have those days! I would be happy to give that bag a home...after all you were just practicing! 😉

Needled Mom said...

Yeah...blame the postman. It sounds good to me.

Leanne said...

It is going to be a great bag!

Dianne Neale said...

I've only ever done one zippered pocket and it was a disaster. I darne't try again! Your bag's looking good though, apart from that!

Celtic Thistle said...

Oh dear Patti and it was all going so well too!

You were obviously dreaming about that postman when you were putting the pocket in :)

Joanna @ Shape Moth said...

I guess it can happen to any of us. Your bag looks gorgeous!

M-R Charbonneau said...

Oh no! The bag's looking awesome though. Did my block arrive yet?

Rosa said...

Wow,it`s abaolutely beautiful!

knitnkwilt said...

You wouldn't believe how often my "trial" looks better than the "real" project (with or without zipper issues). Your bag looks good. Are you putting another zipper in it?

Vickie said...

LOL you are so funny. We all have days like that but it's great to see you taking it with a smile.:)

Newbie Jen said...

So sorry it didn't work out as planned.

Jess @ The Elven Garden said...

It is gong to be fabulous - and I completely agree, it is obviously the postman's fault!

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

oh dear Patti!!! still, the bag looks amazing, its a mistake you probably won't make again, and you still have the delivery yo look forward to!!

Heather D. said...

Oh dear, days like this indeed! Looks great though...

I'm a few days behind on my blog reading - have your blocks arrived yet?

Heather A said...

Hahaha ... Patti, you're always good for a laugh. But remember, I'm laughing WITH you ... not AT you!

15 comments:

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

Haha! We all have those days! I would be happy to give that bag a home...after all you were just practicing! 😉

Needled Mom said...

Yeah...blame the postman. It sounds good to me.

Leanne said...

It is going to be a great bag!

Dianne Neale said...

I've only ever done one zippered pocket and it was a disaster. I darne't try again! Your bag's looking good though, apart from that!

Celtic Thistle said...

Oh dear Patti and it was all going so well too!

You were obviously dreaming about that postman when you were putting the pocket in :)

Joanna @ Shape Moth said...

I guess it can happen to any of us. Your bag looks gorgeous!

M-R Charbonneau said...

Oh no! The bag's looking awesome though. Did my block arrive yet?

Rosa said...

Wow,it`s abaolutely beautiful!

knitnkwilt said...

You wouldn't believe how often my "trial" looks better than the "real" project (with or without zipper issues). Your bag looks good. Are you putting another zipper in it?

Vickie said...

LOL you are so funny. We all have days like that but it's great to see you taking it with a smile.:)

Newbie Jen said...

So sorry it didn't work out as planned.

Jess @ The Elven Garden said...

It is gong to be fabulous - and I completely agree, it is obviously the postman's fault!

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

oh dear Patti!!! still, the bag looks amazing, its a mistake you probably won't make again, and you still have the delivery yo look forward to!!

Heather D. said...

Oh dear, days like this indeed! Looks great though...

I'm a few days behind on my blog reading - have your blocks arrived yet?

Heather A said...

Hahaha ... Patti, you're always good for a laugh. But remember, I'm laughing WITH you ... not AT you!