A jazzy new laptop bag

So among my resolutions was to accept sewing plans whenever they come up. Unfortunately snowmagedon worked against me this week as our house is in danger of roof damages and basement flooding. Ugh – my arms have never been so tired of shoveling! And falling on the ice this afternoon didn’t help either. What’s worse is that due to all the at-home issues, I had to miss the ASG chapter meeting and I had been looking forward to it for months. Damn. Damn. Damn.

But back to sewing plans – I have been fortunate to have two friends to sew with on Tuesday evenings. They have been working on the Creative Thimble Professional Tote Bag pattern and they are making their bags in leather. As this is their second go round and I need a bag from my lovely 17.3″ new laptop, they offered to help me re-work the pattern to fit my computer. It’s been a blast getting together every week and having some girl time along with serious sewing.

Since I didn’t have any leather handy, and I kind of liked the idea of a washable bag – I went with all cotton quilting fabrics from Joann’s. Mostly because it was on the way to my friend’s house! If I am remembering correctly, I’m probably at about 12 hours on the bag, since two nights were devoted to cutting and fusing, and two nights have been devoted to sewing. I *almost” have a bag shell at this point!

With all the snow/rain/nastiness and needing to be home to keep an eye on things, I did get out my old machine (the Bernina is in the shop getting repaired after being dropped) and started work at home on the swag for the living room curtains. It’s just a piece of simple velveteen, dark brown, but the darn thing is nearly 36 feet long and needs hemming on two sides. Ugh. I managed to get one long side hemmed and then I broke three needles on the other side so I gave up and put the machine away. Who knew I had such little patience today?

Anyway, camera is still MIA so photos delayed yet again. And there are so many fun things to take pictures of!! Maybe it will turn up tomorrow…