Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Happy Groundhog Day!

I learned today that another name for a groundhog is a whistlepig. One should never stop learning!

I love buying pots of flowering bulbs in February, and this week, I have a pot of purple hyacinth.

I was surprised and pleased that I have some people joining me, on my 29 day effort to spend at least 20 minutes a day on projects they wish to finish. Some are knitting and some are sewing. Welcome all, I enjoy company.

Today, I spent about 2 hours in my sewing room. Of course, much of it was spent cleaning up my teabag wallet marathon, and the scraps from 2 quilts I have put bindings on over the last 2 weeks. I also need to figure out where I had left off on my Backgammon Bag.

I began cutting out the pieces of the bag, and discovered that I should have cut the bag front and back before I cut the pocket pieces. I was left without a piece of fabric big enough to make the back of the bag (whoops). Ever resourceful, I did a bit of piecing. The seam will be inside the outer pocket, so I am sure it will be fine.

I have the front and back of the bag and the outside pockets cut.
Next up will be the lining.

I like light coloured linings in my bags, it makes things easier to find. However, the inner pockets will be a surprise, because I can.

Fergus has taken a liking to the TV.

Perhaps he can take me on the cruise he is planning.


  1. I like whistlepig better. I'm going to start calling it that.

  2. Pretty hyacinth......I bet it smells divine!

    I've been keeping up with my 20 minutes so far, not so far today though, but today isn't over yet.

    I have made the mistake of lining a bag with a dark colour - never again!

  3. I love new words, I found one for a compiler of crosswords the other day, a cruciverbalist, although this does have other meanings. Beautiful bulb, and go on that cruise, looks so attractive to me right now, we had a huge 34.7 Celsius today.

  4. I have two projects for daughter that need finishing. They are both surprises which keeps me from working on them when she is around. Since she won't be home for the next two weeks, I will try and join with my 20 minutes a day on at least one of them.

    i'm with you about the light lining for bags. I've also done the dark and won't go to that side again.

    Thanks for linking up with Needlework Tuesday.

  5. That is a neat idea for 20 minutes a day! I am doing something like that, making a miniature house a day. Like the bag!

  6. That's a great seam. Topstitched, I think? Too bad, in a way, that it won't show.