A Low Key Saturday

I slept in again. I think I got up around 10:30 and it felt pretty amazing! I knew my body needed a good sleep in. And knowing the rain was coming back later in the day, we took a 5.5 mile walk while the sun was shining and it was so nice I did it in my shirt sleeves. The dogs were even panting when we got home.

I checked my flowering plum tree this morning because it’s always the first tree to bloom. And there it is!

these blooms don’t last very long and with all the rain we having coming up in the next ten days, I’ll need to get out a few times and enjoy them.

After our walk today I didn’t do much. I sat down and iced my foot for an hour or so and watched some TV. Then I washed some new towels I’ve been meaning to wash. I also filled up a few boxes of stuff to donate to Goodwill.

At some point today I decided that I was going to get take out for dinner. There’s a restaurant near me that has great rock fish tacos. And I LOVE rock fish tacos.

They have all my favorite things in a taco… grilled fish nicely seasoned, pickled onions, some spicy sauce, crunchy coleslaw and some freshly made tortillas. It was a good decision to have this for dinner! I ate it with a delicious Mexican beer. Yum!

After dinner I ran out to Trader Joe’s for a few groceries and then hit my sewing room when I got home. I finished the lining for this bag and got it all put together and got the tag sewn on.

Here’s the other side of the bag, which is essentially the same as the other side.

And the obligatory photo of my tag.

When I was sewing the zipper placket to the lining side that has the zipper pocket, I learned an important lesson…

It’s a good idea to make sure your zipper pocket isn’t folded up and caught in that seam. The good part is that it gave me the opportunity to work on my seam ripper skills.

Here’s some detail photos of various bag parts…

This bag and one other one will go in the mail tomorrow.

I’ve gotten a few Frankenbags sent to me this week from my blog readers. Let’s get started. This first one is from Lesley Nammar. She said she had a lot of fun making this bag and you can see she added some embroidery. And I love that she used some Aboriginal fabric combined with Phillip Jacob’s Van Gogh on this bag. That has my wheels turning!

The next bag was made by Belinda C. As you can see, she made it from Crown Royal bags. What a great use for those iconic bags! She used beer fabric for the lining and the placket is reminiscent of the wood used for whisky barrels. And look… there’s a dog nose in that bag! Every bag needs a dog nose in it!

Next up are several bags made by Cherry Naylor. She has made A LOT of these bags and each one is just great! She made a coordinating zipper pouch to go with this bag… I love the way she used that big print with the black and whites. It’s a nice strong design!

Here’s another bag Cherry made and included another zipper pouch. Another fun bag with those big old prints and strong lines. Love it! She included a zipper placket and zipper pocket on this one. ‘

Here’s one more bag from Cherry tonight with some really fun and summery fabrics. Cherry is a bag making machine!!!

Tomorrow will be another rainy day. I don’t have any plans except for a sheep herding webinar at noon. I will probably have it on my laptop as I work on a new project in my sewing room. I like to take those opportunities to multi task.

I might go out in the afternoon to do some mattress shopping. I might not.

I’m so excited that Daylight Saving Time starts tonight! The day the time changes in the spring is my favorite day of the year! I just LOVE having that extra hour of daylight in the evenings. I can’t tell you how much this change does for my spirits!

A few months ago I bought a new shower curtain and towels for my guest bathroom. I’m thinking I might give that bathroom a good cleaning tomorrow and get all the new stuff set up. If I do, I’ll take before and after photos.

Happy Daylight Saving Time! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

25 Replies to “A Low Key Saturday”

  1. Beautiful plum tree blooms! Those fish tacos look so delicious. That Royal Crown bag Wowza! Cherry’s bags are amazing too with the extra zipper pouch! Nice touch! I love seeing all the talent! Thanks for sharing.
    Hello and hugs to Rico and Bender 💕

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  2. You’re killing me….I haven’t had rockfish tacos 🌮 before and now I have had to google recipes! That looks soooo good. All the bags are so cool and I love the extra matching zipper bags. 🥰

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  3. Where do you get your rockfish tacos? They look so yummy! I’ll have to try them.
    I love all your bags. The colors you put together are superb. I’m getting up enough nerve to make one. 🤪🤪


  4. Sorry to ask – I know you have posted this – I searched to no avail, where do you get your 15 ” zippers? They look so perfect and sturdy. Thanks!

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    1. I’m currently using 14 inch YKK metal zippers that I found on Amazon. Previously, I used longer YKK metal zippers that I purchased from Zipit on Etsy. Good luck!


  5. Beautiful array of new Frankenbags from your followers! I admire you for being so generous with your patterns and instructions and more! Thank you Anne.

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  6. Your bags are amazing! Do you have tutorials and I was also wondering where you order your cute tags from. I have so much material left over from Covid sewing and this is a great way to use it up. Thank you in advance.


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