I took an earlier evening walk tonight before it got dark, so hit the sewing room a little early and got the panels to my second succulent Frankenbag quilted and got the bag body constructed.
I’m pretty happy with how this is turning out. I just love those fabrics! Those pops of yellow and orange are everything.
Here’s the other side of the bag.
I’m considering this the front of the bag. I really like that bigger and darker border on that succulent block.
Here’s more of a view with the fabric I’ll use for the lining.
I will probably try to get the lining done and finish the bag tomorrow. I’m meeting some friends for some dog training so my time will be limited.
Here’s a view of the quilted panel… just because I love it!
Someone asked me the other night what color thread I use for quilting. She wondered if I used colors that match the bags I’m making. I actually almost always use a light gray thread for my quilting. I find that it almost disappears once it’s on the fabric. Which I love! So for now, I’ll stick with the gray.
I took Rico to his herding lesson early this afternoon. he really did a good job. I’m working on training on my whistles. Initially, I’ll need a whistle for a lie down, walk up, Away to me, Come by. Away to me it to move in a counter clockwise direction. Come by is to move in a clockwise motion. So far, I’m only working on the down and the walk up. I have to learn the other whistles first… before I start trying to train the dog on each whistle.
The whistles are hard!
After our herding lesson, I stopped by a fabric store up in that area that has a good selection of KFC fabrics. I wanted a piece of the black Roman glass and figured they would have it. So I bought a yard of that, and a few other pieces.
It’s the one between the two greens. Three of those are out of print. So I usually invest in some I know may be hard to find in the future.
After the shopping spree, I took the dogs to the field with the creek I usually hit on Saturdays. They had a blast. I walked about 1.5 miles but they probably ran five miles or more!
I took some Advil PM about an hour ago in anticipation of a good night’s sleep. I am doing all I can to keep my eyes open.
Time to sign off the get a pill into Bender and then fall asleep on the sofa!