I felt like I’d spent the week inside a front-loading washer, going round and round, getting soggier and more wrung out by the minute. And this was a pretty okay week, really. Good visits by family, good chats with friends, but I just seemed to be not getting anywhere fast–and I know what that does to creativity. “Too many irons in the fire puts out the fire,” an old saying goes.
And I missed FSF–Finishing School Friday–a goal I’d set for myself to publish weekly in order to stop and take stock. If I had published something it might have included how many loads of laundry I was doing, how many trips to the grocery store to re-stock the cupboards after being on vacation so long. That kind of [boring] stuff.
But here’s what I decided to tackle: making shopping bags.
I’m using the Practical Bag pattern from Grand Revival–an all-purpose slouchy terrific bag.
I’ve used the pattern so much, I had to copy it off onto some new paper. Here I’ve shortened it to fit this Japanese canvas. Even though I ordered a fat quarter, after washing it shrunk a little, so I folded the bag pattern in the middle to “tuck out” about 3 inches.
Here’s a stack of them lined up ready to be stitched together. But I stopped mid-seam because my husband offered to take me out for sushi. And a trip to Target. Such a deal I couldn’t pass up. Happy Saturday.