Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Auditions and Some Silliness

The weather has turned frigid, obviously time to hide in the sewing room, playing with fabric.

In the Bag of the Month group, there are already lots of Backgammon Bags finished, but since the next pattern isn't due for weeks, why rush? I am auditioning fabrics, and thinking about changes I might make to personalize the bag to suit me.

First up, picking the fabrics for the points.

I think I finally have what I want.
A monochrome to check for sure.
I have a dark blue twill for the main body of the bag.  You can see it behind some of the audition pictures.

Somehow, the cold also brings out silliness.
I read that the Pantone colours for 2016 are Rose Quartz and Serenity. Since I received nail polish in those colours for Christmas, I had to play.

When the world outside is frozen and white, paint flowers on your nails!

Cat picture of the week.

Angus is sure he used to fit into this basket. Must be too many Christmas treats!


  1. Lovely choices for the points, what a great pattern, and Angus, he is just an adorable bundle of fluff, and too big for the box?? No way, that is just the winter coat all fluffed out!!!

  2. Awesome fabrics! I'm sure the bag is going to be wonderful.

    Cute nails and cat! It's just about to turn really cold here; we've been spoiled so far this winter. A purrfect time for silliness. ;)

  3. Where is that mouse? I am sure he is hiding under here.... The nails are cute. Great colour choices for the bag, it is going to be stunning!

  4. Great fabrics! It will be fun to see your progress.

  5. Those finger nails are an art form all to themselves, but isn't it hard to do your right hand?

  6. Great fabric pull. Love the blue one on top.

  7. What fun nails. That is going to be a lovely bag. I had to go look and see what the heck you are talking about. very nice. Will be looking forward to your results.

    Thanks for linking up with Needlework Tuesday.