I didn’t have any plans today except to meet some friend for some dog agility training at 1:30. Rico had a wonderful time! You can tell by all the tongue spray all over his head!
But before that, After breakfast I took the dogs for a nice 4 mile walk. We had threats of rain all day but it didn’t materialize into much. It was actually a gorgeous day with a lot of this stuff going on.
When I got home from our agility training with friends, I got the boys leashed up again and off we went for a 2 mile walk while the sun was still lighting the sky and there wasn’t any rain going on.
When I got home I fed the dogs and myself, and then hit the sewing room. All I had to do on this bag was cut and fuse the interfacing to the lining, make a slip pocket and a zipper pocket, and construct the zipper plackets. I probably spent around two hours on finishing this up this evening.
That’s what I’m considering the front of the bag. And look! I sewed the tag on the correct side of the bag! This is the back of the bag.
Here’s the tag just because I love the though and finish it gives my bags.
And here’s some photos of the lining pockets and zipper placket. Click on each image for a larger picture.
I just love these rich batiks on this bag. I want to make more using batiks!
I now have six of the more involved bags finished. Three of these will be gifts. The rest… I don’t know what I’m going to do with them. Maybe just feel them and look at them every now and again.
A friend of mine asked me this evening how many bags I’ve made. I’m pretty sure this puts me over 37. It’s entirely possible that I’ve missed one or two! But that number should be close.
And I’m not the only one making these bags. I’ve received photos of some more Frankenbags this week. First up is this bag made by Gail Brady. She made this as a gift for her sister and said that it was fun and challenging to make. Well, I love this bag! I love the bright colors on the outer bag and her quilting looks fantastic! Very nicely made Gail!
The next bag tonight was made by Lorna Clark. And I just love the muted and mossy colors of this bag! And like the bag above, it looks really well made and the quilting is so nice! She made this for herself and said she will enjoy using it.
The last bag tonight was made by Tina Hadden. Tina is pretty new to making Frankenbags but I think she’s hooked. She’s made a number of them and I’m pretty sure she’s making more! I love this bag. First off, I like the handle on the side. I may do that on the menagerie animal panels bag I’m making for myself. And I LOVE that pop of color that the spiral shells fabric at the top brings to this bag. Tina also made a zipper placket but she made it narrower! I love it when people customize my design!! It also look as though Tina may have finished her inside seams with binding. That’s a lovely affect!
I’m thinking I may take the boys for a nice hike tomorrow. I need to look at the weather report in the morning, before I decide for sure.
I also have to contact the roofing company about replacing my roof. That will be fun little project!