Friday, October 9, 2009

I Went Shopping!

Good afternoon,

I had such a fun morning. I went to the JoAnn's Columbus Day sale. I really went because I was getting so low on fusible interfacing and wonder under. Then I got in there and saw all of the beautiful fabrics that they had marked down. Most of these were nice quality fabric. Well, you know already that I just couldn't resist.
Here is my haul for the day. I came home about broke, but flying high. LOL

Look at these gorgeous fabrics. Do you see why I couldn't resist? LOL

I have been looking for a variegated red DMC floss #115. Of course Wal Mart no longer carries floss. I checked at JoAnn's and Michael's. Neither one of them had this particular number. So today I checked at Hobby Lobby. Success! Isn't this pretty? It will make some lovely redwork projects. I bought 12 skeins. So I should be good to go for a while. LOL

As you can tell from the first picture, I got all my fusibles. I bought a few yards of Wonder Under, 4 yards of Heat and Bond (I have never used this brand, so I hope it works good.), some fusible interfacing, insul-bright, 2 packages of sewing machine needles and 2 marking pencils (They were on sale, buy one, get one free.), and several yards of tea stained muslin. I have started using muslin for the backing on my small quilts. I love how it turns out. I think Bren suggested this. Thanks Bren.

I made a couple of purses this week. I thought I'd share the first one with you today. I found some coordinating blues in my stash and went to work. First I machine quilted the front and back. I used Warm and Natural batting. After that, I used a variety of different fusibles on the pockets, sides, and the lining. It turned out pretty good, but took me all day to make. So I changed the second one and it went much faster. I will share it next time.

That little pocket on the front is perfect for putting your keys in. I am notorious for laying my keys down and forgetting where I put them. I can't tell the number of times I have had to retrace my steps in a store, looking for my keys.
Here is the back of it.

Finally, the inside. It has two pockets sewn onto the lining. Then I had to put that zipper in. Of course, the very first thing I did was break a needle, which flew up and hit me in the cheek. Let's just say, I was glad to get this purse done. LOL

Well, that is enough for today. Things seem to be going faster and easier since I switched to Firefox.. Doing a blog post is no longer so time consuming. Maybe, just maybe, I will post more often. LOL Everyone have a great weekend. Thank you for visiting.


Pat said...

GREAT haul of fabrics!!! I have, in the past, stocked up on the clearance fabrics at Joann's for backings on bigger quilts.......doesn't seem so painful to buy several yards at those clearance-sale prices!!!

Kristie said...

Lot's of wonderful goodies!!! I love your new fabrics!

Your new purse looks great!

Crispy said...

What a fun day you had!! Love all your new stuff. Gee I didn't know it was so dangerous to sew with a machine.

Would you mind explaining why using Firefox makes blogging easier?


Karen said...

You had enough money left to get home on and that's important. What a haul of fabric!

Fruit of her hands said...

Winona~ Love all the new fabrics, going to go to Joann's tomorrow but only getting some Kona cotton with the 50%off coupon but I may look for that embroidery thread it is sure pretty...Your purse is just fabulous...puts mine to shame!!

Lisa said...

Oooh, droooooling here!!!!

Lisa said...

Oh, and btw... I have an award for you at my blog. Have a blessed day!

Cathi said...

What a great shopping trip you had!! I love that floss, so wonderful for redwork1! What DMC number is it?

Farm Chick Paula said...

Oh Winona- all that beautiful fabric makes me all giggly! *squeal* I can't wait to see what you do with it...
Hubby is taking me to my favorite little fabric store for my birthday in a couple of weeks- the one I was telling you about..(an hour's drive) I'm so excited- I can hardly wait... and with birthday money to spend? LOOK OUT!! *LOL*

Myra said...

Wow Winona! What a great haul of goodies! Good for you! 8-)

A great bag! 8-)

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