I do most of my sewing at night after the kids are in bed. The last few nights, I’ve been dreading going into the craft room because that room (of all places) has been infested with ants (of all things). Tiny ants and medium-sized ants with wings (thankfully, not termites) that only start climbing the walls and flying around starting at 8pm. Crazy, huh? We had our bug guy, Bob come and spray deep into the ground and into the walls outside that room, but they’ve come back. Ahem, Bob?
Since crafting is my apple and I can’t go too long without sewing, I braved the bugs and started working on a quilted blue purse, stopping every few minutes to swat an ant off the machine, or squish on that had landed on my leg – not the ideal sewing situation.
I tried a few new things on this one. I did free motion quilting rather than the straight lines that I’ve done in the past. I finally got to use my stitch regulator on my machine for a real project. It was a lot of fun.
I used scraps to make the pockets.
I used my new buttonholer (with memory) to make 4 perfectly identical button holes for the magnetic snap closure.
And just for fun, I did some large zig zags on the handles.
This purse is for me. Why do I need another purse, you ask? Well, I got a new blue and white shirt and I didn’t have a purse that went with it. So what does a bagaholic do? Make a purse to go with the new shirt, of course.