I went to play Pickleball tonight. . . the first time since Sept 5. It was so fun to get out. It’s been a little rainy and cool here the last couple of days, but it stopped early this morning. But today stayed cool. it was perfect weather for Pickleball. And I think I played the best I’ve ever played. It was so much fun!
Since it was cool I tossed Bender and Rico into the car and took them with me. When I was done playing I tossed the ball for them in the park for a while. They were very happy to get out and run in a new place.
When I got home I grabbed some dinner, and fed the boys. Then I hit my sewing room to finish up the black and white bucket bag I started last night. It whipped up really fast and I was on the sofa nursing my Pickleball knee but 9 pm.
Here’s the bag. Like I said last night, terribly impractical, but really pretty.
I love that little peak of the lining. Here’s a photo that shows it better… and I love that bold spot!
And yet another view.
Here’s the view of my tag. I thought this was a great opportunity to sew it on using black thread, which I prefer. Again, sewn on by machine.
And the great thing is that the black thread is pretty much invisible on the lining fabric.
Bags are starting to pile up. I did give one to my friend while she was visiting. And I gave one to my sister in law during our visit to their house. But I still have a few of these hanging around.
Still not wanting to start a major project before my Featherweight comes home Saturday, I thought I might start this bucket bag tomorrow night.
I had an estimator come by this afternoon to take a look at my chimney. I thought I just needed to have it tuck pointed, but it needs to be rebuilt. I was afraid that was going to be the case. I’m going to be really glad when I’m done paying for things associated with the top of my house!
I also had a lovely lunch today… a “summer” celebration at work. We had planned to have it in the park, but since it was supposed to be rainy, it was in our parking structure under cover instead. It was really fun to see so many co-workers that I haven’t seen in person since the pandemic hit. I even got to see a woman on my team whose birthday is today! I was also surprised to see so many people there that I’ve never seen before. Amazing how many people have come and gone in 2.5 years.
It’s been a long week… my first full week since my vacation. I’m really glad tomorrow is Friday and we have a really gorgeous stretch of weather coming up. I’m looking forward to the weekend.