I have been doing more knitting than sewing, but as some of you may know the sewing usually goes quicker, especially with beginner projects. So the only fo I have today is a sewn tote bag. There are many errors and its far from perfect but its my second sewing project that came out somewhat decently, and that has been taken out in public. I love the leaf fabric it was purchased on etsy. The pattern is from Sew What! Bags by Lexie Barnes. This book is really good for the beginner who wants to sew some bags and pick up some sewing skills along the way. Well here is the bag:
My stitching is still not very straight and I thought I centered the pocket but alas its slightly off center . The bag is supposed to be reversible but I ran out of fabric somehow so one part of the interior has this patchwork effect going on. I think its cute but the interior of the bag is probably not ready for prime time. Overall Im quite pleased and encouraged.
My husband got me a live plant for Valentines Day. Im developing feelings for it so I think I will care for it. The plant did not come with a tag so I had no idea what it was. My wonderfully brilliant husband suggested that I go to the store where he purchased it and find one with a tag. Not wanting to make a trip to the store for nothing but research I let it be. I was sitting here yesterday and I thought maybe it was a lily. So I googled lilies and I lucked out. I think the plant is a calla lily. It matches the pictures on google images. So now I have care instructions. I re potted it yesterday because it came in one of those little cheap plastic pots wrapped in valentines gobble de gook. I think its quite pretty and at first I was dissapointed and the internal dialogue went something like this: what where are my flowers that will die in a week? Overall Im gllad my husband went the creative route. Here is my little plant
The flowers so far are varying shades of pink. Its hard to tell in the picture.
I still dont know why I let my husband talk me into buying an 800 dollar camera. I still have no clue how to use the features that would improve my pictures. I sometimes wish we had gotten the little 200 dollar sony that I wanted. One day I will take some time to figure out the camera I’m sure.
Well if anyone thinks I’m wrong about my plant I would love to know what it is (although I’m pretty sure I’m right).
How was everyone else’s Valentines Day? Did anyone get any yarn? My yarn diet is going pretty well. I have not purchased any sock yarn since 2011. I haven’t purchased much non sock yarn either. I just bought some cotton blend yarn for some knitting projects for the kids. It was on sale. Its usually like 4.00 a skein and it was less than 2.00 bucks a skein, so that sale could not be passed up.