Where Did My Saturday Go?

It’s amazing how I can get to the end of the day and wonder where all the hours went. Today was one of those days.

I had a nice sleep in and a good breakfast. Then took the boys for a nice 3.5 mile walk in a light rain. It was balmy and the rain wasn’t bad. It was a perfect temp for walking.

Once we got home I realized that I was missing a sheep herding webinar I had signed up for. So I grabbed my computer, joined the zoom meeting, and headed for my sewing room to spend some time on the Frankenbag panels I started the other night.

I managed to finish up the piecing of the panels as I listened to the webinar.

That’s the two panes as I designed them. But I decided to spin them around and see how I liked it. Here’s what I ended up with for the orientation o these panels.

After finishing the panels I laid down on the sofa and watched a movie. By the time the moving ended it was time for dinner! I feel like I lost at least four hours in this span of time… never to be seen again.

I had a dinner that always takes me right back to my childhood… tomato soup with a grilled cheese sandwich… and It was soooo good!

By this time my dogs were thinking they needed more activity.

Then they finally gave up…Until I asked them if they wanted to go for a walk.

So out we went for a 2 mile walk. It was really nice out. About 47 degrees in the dark, with a nice full moon illuminating a cloudy sky.

When we got home I was back in my sewing room and quilted the bag panels.

And a little more eye candy…

I managed to get the handles made and the body of the bag completed before I called it quits.

I do like the panel oriented that way.

Here’s the other side of the bag.

I like that the two sides of the bag are different.

Before I stopped for the night I tried a few options for the lining of the bag. I’m out of that jade millefiori fabric, and I didn’t want to use the black for the lining because it’s so dark. It would be hard to find what you’re looking for inside.

After a few options I landed on this zig zag design for the lining.

That pink sharks tooth is an option for the pockets, but I’m not sure I’ll use it. I might use the black fabric instead. I’ll take look and decide tomorrow.

And that was my day. It felt like a really short day.

I have a sheep herding lesson with Rico tomorrow, Then I’ll probably stop on the way home and let the boys run in the big field at Washington State University.

I’m actually going to have to work a full five days next week. it’s been so long since I’ve done that. Then we’ll have another long weekend.

28 Replies to “Where Did My Saturday Go?”

  1. Really like the color combination. It turned out really pretty. I think the KFC paperweight jewel makes things play well together. Black handles really make the bag!

    Days that evaporate? My Saturday was spent sorting, measuring, and organizing the tons of vintage table linens. And now to determine what to do with them.

    Yum, love tomato soup and grilled cheese. Carrot ginger soup and garlic bread for dinner here.

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    1. this bag definitely needed black handles. And I agree that the jewel paperweight is an amazing fabric. I think of it as black, but there is SO much color In it!

      I love almost any soup and I have a freezer full of it. I pulled a container of turkey noodle out of the fridge for lunch tomorrow!



  2. Love your new bag, colors are great. Love the lining! As I am working on bags, wondering what thread and color do you quilt them with?
    I have been using monofilament on my last three. Suz

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    1. I almost always do my quilting with light gray thread. I find that it almost takes on the color of the fabric it’s on. It almost disappears. I do occasionally use a different color if the fabrics warrant it, but not very often.



  3. Well, you get so much done all the rest of the time, you needed a bit of a slow day! And you were still productive! The pink sharkstooth looks good with the lining. What a cute picture of the boys ❤️❤️❤️❤️ !

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  4. Grilled cheese and tomato soup – what a blast from the past! I buy all varieties of shredded cheese and use different mixtures of these for my grilled cheese. Yum! I really like the design of your latest Frankenbag and the Kaffe combination makes it sing. I’ve been cutting 2 1/2″ strips on my Accuquilt cutter for a new project. What is your favorite size for coins? 2 1/2 by 4 1/2,? 6 1/2″ ? Just curious. It’s a cloudy Sunday here. I have a birthday party to attend this afternoon for a charming gentleman who lives in my apt. building, he’s 88 yrs and sharp as a tack!

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    1. I’m not sure what you mean by “coins.”

      The width of the strips I use in my bags vary. This bag has a 16 patch block in it, so those strips were cut to 2.5 inches. But the strips I use in other places vary from 2.5 inches down to 1 inch or a little bigger. It’s all very free form.

      I hope you had fun at your birthday party!



  5. Sounds like you had a very productive day. Another beautiful bag! I agree your dinner reminds me of childhood too and also makes me feel warm and loved. Can you tell me how long you are making your straps on your bags now?

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  6. Tomato soup and grill cheese remind me of childhood, too. It always fills with with peace and feel loved. Another beautiful bag underway. What length straps are you using?

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    1. Isn’t it funny how something as simple as some soup and a sandwich can transport us back to our childhood!

      I cut my straps 24 inches long. They are short enough to carry the bag by the handles, and long enough to carry it over your shoulder.



  7. I am LOVING that combination for your bag! In fact, you have actually motivated me to make a Frankenbag of my own! 😳 Keep up the great work, and inspiring and often funny (intentional or not) posts!

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  8. I’m really loving your newest combo! The aqua fabric is terrific, and the lining works really well! I am now inspired to create my own Frankenbag! 😳
    Keep on inspiring with your creativity and entertaining blog.

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