It’s been a long day. I was at my desk before 7 am today and have to be up and at ’em early tomorrow.
Our streak of lovely weather started today, after a few days of dreary rain. This is unusual weather for us in February.
This is the equivalent of a tropical island during a Portland winter.
After work tonight I took a few minutes and quilted one of the panels of my indigo and batik Frankenbag. Then after dinner and a nice walk with the stars shining, I finished quilting the second panel.
I just love the way quilting these panels completely transforms them.
I finished the quilting up so quickly that I had time to whip up the handles and construct the bag body. That part actually goes really fast.
I’m loving how this is turning out! It’s so fun to see the bag body come together.
Here’s the other side of the bag.
Tomorrow I’ll start working on the lining and pockets. If I have enough oomph, I might finish this tomorrow night. I’m thinking I’ll go all the way and include a slip pocket, a zipper pocket and a zipper placket.
My boys still had plenty of energy after our 3.5 mile walk this evening.
Luckily, they finally wound down and are sleeping like tired dogs now.
One more day and then it’s the weekend… except that I have to work on Saturday. So maybe it’s two more days and a really short weekend. I’m planning on taking a day or two off next week. Phew!