Lisa came for a day of sewing. I decided to make a bag I had pinned a few days ago, because I couldn't stop thinking about it!
Its called the Ellie Travel Case and is a free tutorial by Heidi Staples on her blog, Fabric Mutt. The pattern was well written and I basically made it in an afternoon, a long afternoon granted!
The only down side was the handles and I could have done something wrong. But I decided to applique a scrap to cover up the wadding and it doesn't look too bad.
Its a nice small bag, perfect for some hand sewing - for those grab and run days where you suspect there will be down time aka stitching time! I have unearthed a new hand applique project, so this is its new home and hopefully it won't get forgotten about now its in this super cute bag!
I have also been picking my cherry Roma tomatoes,
and helping Mum bottle my apricots. She had the knowledge, I have the fruit and we both do the work. She gets as many bottles as she wants and I take the rest!
I planted watermelons, because the kids wanted them. They have shown zero interest in gardening since! I went to turn this one over and it broke off the vine. So I figured that was a sign it was ripe. Nope! I struggled to carry it into the house, I put the apple in the photo to give you an idea of how large it was.
When I stuck the knife in it to cut it open, there was a big pop and it split down the middle - getting a fright when you have a large carving knife in your hand is not an experience I wish to repeat!
Very disappointed that it tasted ...hmm funny/tart/insufficiently sweet? Either way the chooks got the lot and now I am wondering if it is worth watering the rest of the watermelons on the vine...all ten of them! Happy to hear from experienced watermelon growers!
Happy quilting Sue.