05 November 2011

Not packed yet but ready to go

It has been a hectic few weeks around here. So hectic that I had this little beauty done a week ago but haven't had the time (or energy, honestly) to sit down at my desk and string words together for a blog entry.  Last week the Halloween party that I've been planning for most of the year finally happened. We ended up with nearly 300 guests! Sunday I told Scott that I planned on not getting off of our sofa all day - and I was almost successful at doing just that. The only productive thing I did manage to accomplish was finishing this bag. Which is just fine with me.

On Tuesday I got pulled into planning a victory party for a mayoral candidate here in Charleston. He is the one most likely to win but nothing like waiting until the last minute for that. Wednesday I volunteered for a few hours at the Coastal Carolina Fair sitting at my local quilting guild's table. Silly me, I forgot to take anything to work on so it was a LONG three hours. And I realized that if you weren't doing some sort of handwork, no one wants to approach a table with two bored looking women. . .

This week I'm off to NYC for a few days roaming the city with some high school girlfriends. I'm counting the days. Hello Purl Soho and City Quilter - be warned. . . . And I'll be traveling in style -

I love this bag more than I can say. (Pattern is Simplicity 2274 or you may be able to find it here. Exterior fabric is discontinued Echino.) I did have some tricky times around the bottom corners, but I anticipated that and put those tricky corners where they were least likely to be seen. And two zippers people! Miraculous!  I can't wait to start loading this cute thing up with boots and jeans and sweaters.
I couldn't have found a more perfect lining. (I love you Jay McCarroll!!)

I'm still working on a handbag to carry so hopefully I'll have that all done by this weekend. All I have to say about it so far is that there are 33 individual pieces that I had to cut for it and each one had to be interfaced. Bleh.

I still have pics of the slog along hexagon quilt to take and post. I know they were due on the 1st but the week just got away from me. And I have another secret surprise quilt that should be done today (HOORAH!) that maybe I can post later in the week when it makes it to its new home.

I'm linking up -
{Sew} Modern Monday at Canoe Ridge Creations