Be joyful even though you have considered all the facts...practice resurrection. -Wendell Berry

Saturday, April 8, 2017

a month of stitching::day 8



Fellow VTMQG member June has designed the spiffiest Luxe Market Tote. The fabulous pattern is available in her Esty shop. 

Exasperated by yet more snow overnight and this morning, I decided to invite spring into my sewing studio. I've had some fabric designed by Jane Sassaman tucked away in my stash for something special. I decided to give the tote a try.

The pattern went together beautifully, due to June's clear instructions. The interior of the tote has three slip pockets and a zippered pocket as well. The handles are leather and require a special needle, but I was surprised at how nicely they turned out.

Spending at least an hour every day with a needle or two has really recharged my energy. Most days my commitment turns into two or three hours, grabbed here and there.  I've got so many more ideas!  

7 comments:

  1. This is so wonderful! Love the bag and your excitement about daily stitching! xo

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    1. Being accountable to myself has been a real motivator!

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  2. First of all, I adore that fabric! Thanks for introducing me to her. Her quilts are gorgeous!

    Secondly, what a wonderful bag!

    Congrats on your daily stitching! Looking forward to catching up on your posts. :)

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    1. Yup. Jane Sassaman is a brilliant designer. The bag goes together so well, it might look great in some of your Spoonflower fabric Anne.xo

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  3. I am thoroughly enjoying your challenge projects.

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    1. Why thank you! So glad you popped in for a visit and left a comment! xo

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  4. Beautiful Jane Sassman fabrics, just right for this bag.

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