You may have noticed that I disappeared for awhile from my blog. Or you may not have! lol. But I have not even turned on my PC for awhile. There seems to be a nasty bug doing the rounds around town and I may have caught it. Well, I hope so because if not then all the nausea I have been feeling is going to turn into quite a surprise in 9 months! Nausea and keener sense of smell are the only symptoms I have got and everyone is saying "preggers" at me. I got my tubes done about 15 years ago so I don't think that is it!!
Oh, and I am doing stupid things. For example I bought a new kettle, filled with water and boiled it, then tipped it down the sink to clean it out. I felt the pouring was a bit slow but didn't bother checking and boiled some more water for a coffee. Still pouring a bit slow. Had a look inside the kettle and found the instruction manual still in there. A bit soggy and falling apart.
So a bit sick, a bit stressed because I have to wait till the end of this month to do the pregnancy test. Even though I am 99.9% sure I am not, it's that small uncertainty which has me worried.
Anyway! I haven't been feeling like sewing much as my brain has gone elsewhere. After all this time I have finally finished my fabric challenge.
There are eight grommets hammered into this bag. I had to leave the room while hubby did it for me. Using a tool he made, to do what I wanted. I told him my plans of wanting bronze grommets on one side and silver on the other and wanted to make two male grommets work together. A special tool was needed and hubby came up with the goods. Had to alter one side of the grommets, but finished off being just how I wanted them.
It's reversible! Red with beige linen themed on one side and green and grey linen themed on the other.
In my not well state I have forgotten to take a proper picture of the red and cream side!! Shit this is not my month. I don't want to leave posting this bag as my challenge partners have waited long enough.
I used bits of all the fabric prints sent to me. I hope this is exceptable to have some on the inside of the bag. Fingers crossed that it is exceptable and they forgive me for going over the allotted time.
I also had to go away up north for a work related conference. The conference lasted a week and I will show a pic tomorrow of what I get paid to do. he he
UPDATE: I have found out that I forgot to say where I found the pattern for this bag and it's designer! Thanks SoozeM.
Pattern from April 2009 issue of "Stitch" and designed by Rashida Coleman-Hale. It is a great pattern.
While I am here I may as well post the picture of the red side of the bag which I had forgotten to take yesterday.
3 hours ago