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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Deana: I have been sewing a little each day in May but don't have much to show yet...

May was a busy month with great events going on.  I went on school field trips and attended two weddings.  I sewed cute bags with my girls, spent time with my grand babies, and even watched my husband race (dirt track cars).  I have not been home for a Saturday all month.

As far as my quilty goals are concerned,  I am ahead on some and behind on some others.  School is out now, so you would think I would have some time.  The fact is that June is packed as well. 

Since my last log in I made this cute bag.  I have fabric and supplies to make two more.  My daughters are making them as well.

This is what it looked like all cut out with pockets and hadles attached.  Instead of purchasing the D rings and other hardware, I went to a local used item store and bought bags for $1 and cut them off.

I love the shoulder strap pad.  It is cute and useful!

The back of the bag has a pocket and a trolley sleeve to put over a handled piece of luggage.

There are side pockets where the shoulder strap is attached and can be removed.

The inside has a nice big pocket divided into three sections.

The inside also has a mesh pocket with a zipper.

I like the way the inside seams are covered with a binding.

I have been machine quilting as well.  I should have this one done today.  I am excited about the quilting pattern because I used my new quilting ruler.  Here is a sneak peak.

I also got the eyes on my barnyard animals.  They are so much cuter with eyes.  The cows will have nostrils and lashes as well.

I've got some chickens nearly finished as well.  I will post them soon.

Here is my 15 Minutes to Stitch Report:

Here is my PHD report:

I am linking up with:

BOMs Away with Lynette
Tish's UFO Busting
Main Crush Monday with Beth
Monday Making with Beth


  1. What a good idea to get the bag hardware second-hand. Really cuts down on the cost I bet. I love the bag. How clever. Nicely done.

  2. I love that really useful bag. Great fabric choice for it too. Your quilting looks so nice and your animals are, as always, adorable.

  3. There are a lot of details in that bag. Functional and pretty! It does seem like the last few months have been madhouses, making it hard to stitch. Hope your June isn't so bad that you can't fit in some sanity time with the stitching.

  4. Just amazing. Never think you are not being productive

  5. They look fantastic and I love bags that have that luggage strap contained on them. It makes it so handy!

  6. Can I ask what pattern are you using for your bag!! It turned out beautiful.


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