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.
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.