Thursday, July 8, 2010

Jelly Rolls & Bali Packs

Where does time go.  It is July already.  I didn't really mean to put you all off and I really don't know what came over me.  But here I am. 

Here is what I have to say and I am sticking to it.  My machines (2) were in the shop getting a good cleaning and tune up.  I think maybe I was feeling sorry for myself because I couldn't sew.  But I have one back and will pick up the other one tomorrow.  I have been drawing pictures.  Pictures of bags I want to make.  Ideas, ideas and more ideas.  I used to have horses and I was thinking back on those days and kinda missing that whole experience.  Ya know, you can tell all your secrets to those critters and they never tell a soul.  They just look at you and wink as if to say "Your secret is safe with me.  Now give me another flake of hay please."  Anyway I have one idea from those days.  Shhhhh   I can't tell.  It's still a secret.

Presently I am working on a "Teachers Pet".   I can't wait to get it done.  I needed the guidance to put in a drawstring so that it looked good.  This is the pattern I chose to do it.  I never realized it consisted of so many choices.  A jelly roll and in all my out of whack wisdom I chose a Bali Pack (Cotton Candy) instead.  Now at least in a Jelly Roll you have doubles.  BUT in a Bali Pack EVERY one is different and there were 42 choices.  I hate making those kinds of choices.  Give me 2 or 3 maybe but 42 and all I could pick were 19 and I changed that to about 10.  Oh my I didn't think I was ever going to figure out which ones I wanted to use.  But on the upside.   I now have enough left to make another bag my way since I will know how to do the drawstring.  And I have ideas already how I want to do it.

Like I said I should have it done in a day or two and I can't wait to show it to you!!!!!

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