I’ve been busy. Haven’t actually done any sewing since I finished that green bucket bag. And being busy, I’ve been tired at night so am spending plenty of time on the sofa.
So here’s something that happened the other day. The biothane I ordered to make handles arrived with a loud THUD on my front porch.
Here’s the entire roll of 100 feet. That roll of biothane is almost 15 inches across. And it’s really heavy!
I’m really happy with the feel of this product. It’s soft, pliable and flexible. And it has a really nice texture.
It will be interesting to see how it sews up. It’s not terribly thin. I think it will sew similarly to the three layers of my faux leather handles.
I bought the 3/4 inch width. It will be good for handles for my Frankenbags. It may be a little thin for a single shoulder strap. I might end up buying some in a little wider width. I won’t buy it right away… not until I know how it sews up.
I did take a few minutes a couple of days ago to look at some lining options for the aged muslin I have left. Some work, some don’t.
There are a few options for this orange-ish fabric.
I wasn’t sure which one of these I liked, but as I look at these photos, I think it’s the bottom one. It’s Kaffe’s millefiori and I think the color way is antique, but I wouldn’t bet my life on it. The others feel a little too matchy-matchy.
Here’s some other combos I’m thinking about.
The last two, the orange and purple, are batiks that a co worker brought me from her trip to South Africa. They are batiks but they are heavier and more textured than my other batiks. She gave me two yards of each one. This seems like a good use for them.
Rico had his weekly sheep herding lesson this morning. He did an amazing job, as usual! I didn’t get any photos of him sheep herding, but here’s one of him calmly heading down the road to the big field where the sheep are.
When we were done I noticed that the sky was amazing so Rico posed for a couple photos.
Not too bad for a dog who hates to pose!
I have a friend and her husband coming for dinner tomorrow to celebrate her birthday. This is the friend I made this bag for.
I’m going to grill some salmon on my barbecue, gonna make some crispy baked potatoes and a Waldorf coleslaw that my friend loves. It has apples, walnuts and celery in it. It should be a simple but easy dinner. I’m going to serve a simple desert of vanilla ice cream with fresh peaches on top.
I spent most of today getting my house in order and doing my shopping.
I’m planning on going to play pickleball tomorrow morning and then the rest of the day will be all about getting ready for my dinner.