Monday, October 09, 2006

Sewing Saturday



The sewing machine finally was brought out on Saturday afternoon and we spent some quality time together. First I sewed some seam treatments on the second purse panel, then I pulled out some fibers to couch on them. Now, I've never done any couching with my machine, so this was all a learning experience. I'm not entirely happy with the outcome, but I learned something, and have more to learn no doubt! It was great fun! Next time I'm going to try couching with the clear thread and see what kind of luck I have with it.

When I finished embellishing the front and back, I began to put together the inside lining. I had some difficulty understanding the directions, so ended up making some adjustments. Normal learning curve. :) Next on the list is assembling the outside pieces, constructing the handle, and I'll be pretty much done!

Saturday evening DH and I watched "Walk the Line" that we'd recorded off HBO with our dvr. Gosh I'm liking that thing! It's great to be able to go back and rerun a scene if you miss a line of a live tv show, or just be able to pause it, then come back to and continue watching. We also record several shows to watch at a more convenient time for us - a family favorite is "The Colbert Report".

While watching tv Sunday evening, I finished the SB ornament! Yay! Now to move on to the next one.

10 comments:

Barb said...

Great sewing accomplishment. The purse will be nice when finished!

Annemarie said...

Hooray for your crazy quilt bag. It's looking great!

Carol said...

Oooo,pretty colors! We swear by our DVR too :-) We just switched from cable to Dish Network yesterday, but their DVR seems to be just as wonderful. Thank goodness!

Barbara said...

Wow, this is a gorgeous project!! What a perfect project to banish any autumn blahs!!!

Anonymous said...

I am still of the mind that Mountain Dew and the DVR were invented just to make my life easier. :o)

Glad you're feeling better!

Karen said...

Your purse is so bright and cheerful! I love the colours. It is nice to see you progress through this project.

Vonna said...

That Crazy Quilt bag is great!

How was "Walk the Line" ? Every time I see that Motel 8 commercial, with the Johnny Cash song "I've been everywhere..." I start singing my own version...which isn't nearly as exciting as Johnny's because I've not really been anywhere....LOL!!
:o)

Jenna said...

Oh yes, the DVR. LOVE it! I can't wait to see the finished purse. It looks like it was a lot of fun to work on! :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Von! Absolutely gorgeous fabrics you're sewing with! I can't tell there's anything amiss with what you've done.

I love the DVR too! In fact, couldn't live without it now that I'm used to it.

I REALLY love what you're doing with the Shepherd's Bush ornies. Wish I'd thought of that. I started out doing them singly with the pricey sterling silver charms, and I only bought two. Well, guess what? They're tarnished and ugly. Never again! I still may do what you're doing with yours (stitching them togehter on one piece), but you can bet I'll try to find substitutes for the silver charms.

Lelia said...

Von: I just love the bright colors you have selected. It looks good to me --