Some days don't go to plan, but they still work out despite that. My car needed its tyres rebalancing today. That cut into the sewing plans. The school rang and asked me to get Helen just before lunchtime as she wasn't well. That cut into the sewing time. Domestic drudgery was required. That cut into the sewing time.
Yet, my day went remarkably well (other than the bit where my finger met the shiny new and very sharp rotary cutter blade - that bit didn't go well at all). And yet I sewed during the free time I did have and everything just seemed to work today. It was great!
I quilted some grey linen for front and back panels for a tote bag. I attached the epp lozenges I had made previously by machine appliquéing them. And I constructed the tote.
By the time I had to go get Emily from school I was done, which surprised me more than anything. It also pleased me to no end as it allowed me to take some photos before any and all decent light had disappeared.
The tote is made using Stof grey linen, scraps of aqua fabric, and lined with Aneela's Sew Stitchy aqua pins.
This was most definitely a good day.
I'm glad it all worked out! It could have gone really ugly there :-)ReplyDelete
Loving your colours!! The rotary cutter accident doesn't sound good. SarahReplyDelete
Congrats on a great finish (this one's for keeps, right?)! Those pins on the lining fabric are so cute. Hope your finger heals well!ReplyDelete
Your new tote looks fab, love the colours, but you gotta watch those cutters, there tricky beggars and they'll jump up and cut you when yiu're not paying attention, ouch! At least you didn't bleed all over the tote ; )ReplyDelete
Isn't it nice when a p,an comes together, despite events getting in the way. The bag is just lovely. Di xReplyDelete
It certainly was! Love your tote. Hope Helen is okReplyDelete
Your bag is beautiful :)ReplyDelete
Definitely a good day! I love the bag! Take care of that finger and a poorly Helen xReplyDelete
What a gorgeous tote! I love the fabrics, and as you know I am always a big fan of EPP. Hope your finger heals quickly :-)ReplyDelete
Will you be able to hold that bag with only 3 fingers?? It's vaaaaary nice. I have the wanties.ReplyDelete
that bag is lovely, is it staying with you or being gifted??ReplyDelete
Good day for you. Too much birthday celebration for H? Lively tote bag.ReplyDelete
Beautiful bag! Hope Helen feels better soon. RxReplyDelete
Oh I love those tiny pins!ReplyDelete
How's Helen by the way
Hooray for good days and terrific totes! Hope Helen is feeling chirpier now.ReplyDelete
Great tote, I really like this design, epp eh? HmmmReplyDelete
Bugger about the digits meeting metal though, hope it heals fast.
My kids are on day 6 of no school here, between the cold days, snow days, weekend and now busted bus day, I'm about ready to go...dolally (have I got that right?)
Fabulous color! I love the aqua and the paper piece looks great! AND you had sunshine! What a great day :)ReplyDelete
Yes! You sound so upbeat even though there were some 'hiccups' in your day- having that beautiful tote to show for it certainly helped! It's gorgeous! I hope the finger is on the mend!ReplyDelete
Oh you're kidding me, you did all that today? Wow. Hats off to you, really fab bag. xReplyDelete
Ouch, hope you didn't bleed on the fabric!! (I am worried about your finger as well, but as you managed sewing, I'm assuming it is still attached).ReplyDelete
Hope Helen feels better soon.
I'd say that was a good day! Gorgeous bag :)ReplyDelete
well the poorly finger didn't hold you back, your bag is rather spendid indeed. i hope Helen and your poorly finger get better asap. Runs away trying not to think about rotary cutters meeting fingers bleurgh!ReplyDelete
Ouch!!! It could have been really messy. Lovely, lovely tote. Hope the finger and Helen are feeling better soon.ReplyDelete
Super efficient missus, blood injuries and all! The bag looks fab anyway :o)ReplyDelete
That's awesome if it is a good day despite the rotary cutter incident!ReplyDelete
This is really beautiful Susan - love how pretty the aqua is with the grey! Hope your finger is ok too!ReplyDelete
Wow, a tonne of potential crap AND a beautiful tote - great day indeed!ReplyDelete
Ouch! You didn't bleed on your project did you? How bad is the damage?ReplyDelete
LOVE that tote. It seems the sewing gods were smiling on you despite all the other crud that got thrown in your path.
I'm amazed you got a whole bag made with all those interruptions! I hope Helen feels better soon! JxoReplyDelete
Psst! Thought you should know...those round shiny things are sharp!!M hehehee!!!!!!ReplyDelete
What a bust day. I hope the bairn is ok. And ouch, had a run in once with the rotary cutter too, the day before I was due to give a talk on the safe use of cutters. D'oh ! Your bag is really pretty.ReplyDelete
Ouch, that must of hurt, hope you didn't bleed on the tote! Isn't it nice when things work out despite the universe doing its best to derail you. Beautiful tote, I love the lozenge shapes.ReplyDelete
Very cute tote!ReplyDelete
I also like your lozenge layout. I've got a few kicking around but hadn't decided on what I was going to do wtih them yet. i might have to steal… :-)
love the bag. the interior fabric is great. glad your day worked out okay. Hope Helen is feeling better. and ouch!ReplyDelete
"Tote-ally divine. I recommend a sugar fix . . . . . in case the injury has exhausted you.ReplyDelete
Hope Helen didnt get Cat-Flu. Meeiow.
She might need some sugar too. ie more cake ??
Well done Susan, the tote is fab.ReplyDelete
I love the bag and you did well considering!! I got zilch done yesterday despite having from 9 until 3 to do it all :(ReplyDelete
Isn't it funny how some days stuff just works out? Your tote is beautiful, hugs and kisses!! *g*ReplyDelete
Thanking God for a good day dispite the drudgery. Hope your girl feels better soon.ReplyDelete
It is a lovely bag and the day sounds like it was busy but nice.ReplyDelete
Well you're definitely getting more done than me! bag looks fab!ReplyDelete
What a beautiful tote! You appliqued those EPP pieces so perfectly, wow!ReplyDelete
I hope Helen is happy about being described as domestic drudgery......or did I read it wrong.....lovely bag too!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous bag with some very scummy fabrics.ReplyDelete
Hope your finger heals up soon...ouch! I did something similar about 3 weeks ago but with a sharp knife, cutting carrots, except I found my finger instead...it was a A&E job!
The less time I waste rethinking everything the more things I get done! Gorgeous - love that tote to bits Susan!ReplyDelete