My guild’s annual field trip to shops around middle Tennessee!
So, there are a whole lot of things going on in our house right now that mostly involve moving, and it’s 100% stressing me out. Typically when I’m stressed I tend to lose weight (don’t hate me…I didn’t ask for this!), so will this be a win-win?! New house, smaller waistline?! We’ll just see! I am kind of excited at the prospect of having a sewing room that is just a sewing room and not a spare bedroom, must better lighting (anything would be an improvement) and being able to like, really set it up exactly how I’d like it to be. 😀
Because of these stressful things, I haven’t been doing a WHOLE lot of sewing. I know, it’s just awful. Sewing should help with the stress, and I’m doing the opposite. The times that I have hunkered down to sew, it’s not been turning out quite like I’d hope, so that’s been no fun.
I started making a bag for my husband’s aunt so that when we go down there for Easter, I can give to her. Well the first run turned into a big fiasco. One of the patterns got cut too short, it affected all of the columns, the fix was working for half of the process but then just stopped. Why, I don’t know!!! Plus, for some reason, all of the columns I was sewing together started bowing. They’re starting to look more backwards C like than just columns, and again, I have no reason why. The more they bowed, the less the seams were lining up, so I told the hubs, he suggested just starting over. Yea, because it’s that easy, right?! O_O
Well it turns out in this one instance it was. I had plenty of leftover pieces from this jelly roll I was using, so I decided to make another, just a quicker one. Instead of doing the postage stamp patch work, I am doing this bag the same way I have done the other bags in my shop; straight rows. I got that all sewn together, and I FMQ’d it, got all the pieces cut out, got my zipper…just sitting there waiting…
So now really all I need to do is put all this together. It will be totally fine, I know. So that’s what I’ll be working on tonight. Tomorrow’s quilt guild time (Yay!) and we’re doing paper piecing. Not the English style, the one with the paper base…and you sew on the paper, or something. I’m excited because I have seen so many of these patterns that I’ve wanted to try, and now, once again, my guild is pushing this little bird out of the nest and right into “you’re going to face your fears and sew what you are afraid to sew” real life. I’m using this cute little lady bug. It is not hard looking at all, so I’m pretty stoked.
Anyhow, that is all that’s really going on right now; stress, being busy, bag sewing problems, y’know, stuff.
Until next time, happy sewing!