Hello, and Happy Tuesday, friends. I hope you had an enjoyable holiday weekend! We had a busy week here. It didn’t really occur to me that it was a holiday weekend, so we had no plans to do anything special. I did finish the bag order I started last Monday. I’ve made this bag before and had just enough fabric left for one more order. The fabric is Rhapsody Chatter by AdornIt. Super cute, and fun, print!
I also started working on the big shop order. I cut all of the fabric pieces out, all of the interfacing, and got almost everything fused. I ran out of black glitter vinyl, so I couldn’t finish fusing the fleece onto the exteriors of those bags. The vinyl should be arriving in the mail on Tuesday, so the short delay isn’t putting me behind at all. Thank goodness!
The Mister asked me to go on a quick day trip with him up to Flagstaff to do some horse-trading with sewing machines. He had a Singer 24-9 cobbler treadle machine, and several other vintage machines, and a lovely woman was willing to trade her 222K Singer for them. I took Friday off from sewing bags and we ran up there (I made up for the “day off” by sewing on Saturday. Yep…another Saturday working. The LAST ONE! *I hope*). Meeting people you chat with online can be a bit nerve-wracking, but when we met this woman it felt as if we’d been friends for years. Later that evening I was trying to come up with a name for this beauty of a machine. It occurred to me that the previous owner’s name would be absolutely perfect. And so the 222K has been named Mel! She’ll be a good sister to the 221 Featherweight I have named Maye. Mel and Maye. I just love it!
As far as cross stitching this week, I finished Poinsettia Place, the second house in the Santa’s Village series by Country Cottage Needleworks. Each chart within the series has a Just Another Button Company button on it, and this one is the cardinal on the roof. I won’t be sewing the buttons on until the entire village is done, but I do like to take a picture of what it will look like once they are sewn on. After I finished this chart I immediately start the third chart, North Pole Post Office. I should be finished with that one by next week!
This week’s To-Do list:
- Continue working on shop order.
- Stitch North Pole Post Office.
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11 thoughts on “To-Do Tuesday 9-5-17 | Happy Labor Day”
Day trip, nice! Mel looks to be a good addition to your sewing machine family. Have fun finishing your bag projects once that vinyl comes in!
The day trip was fun, and a nice break after standing on my feet all day the day before cutting and fusing fabrics! Also, I just realized I forgot to attach the Link Up link… Yikes! I just fixed it. All of this focus on the large order has made me lose my mind!
All the best for the bags. Love the cross stitich, the whole thing will be so wonderful to see when it is all complete.
Thank you! I don’t do a lot of decorating at Christmas, and I love that when this is finished it will be my “Christmas Village” and all I will have to do is hang it on the wall! LOL!!
Wow that’s some stack of bags you’ve got goin’ on! Mel looks like a beauty- congrats on a new machine!
Apparently I am incapable of typing out my full name when commenting on your site. ☝️ 🙄🙄🙄
The stack is halfway done… Woo Hoo!
A bootpatcher machine (Singer 24) for a 222K. Your hubby won out on that one, depending on what the other vintage machines were.
Each person well understood the value of the 222K and the value of the cobbler and other vintage machines. We feel we got a great deal, and she felt the same. Everyone was happy.
I am completely in love with all the glitter vinyl! I have never sewn with it, but your bags are making me think I need to try it! Love that top bag – gorgeous!
I really love the MiKri Glitter Mirror Canvas vinyl. It’s so much thinner than regular vinyl so it makes it much easier to sew with.