Monday, August 19, 2019

It's Been Put Together

The windmill bag was moving along a lot quicker than I anticipated. Right after taking the pictures I used in last weeks blog post, I started on the assembly.


Stitching together the bottom went quickly. Before I knew it, I was stitching up the sides.


I thought about what sort of border I wanted for the top. I started one round, and then decided that that was enough.


I threw it in the wash. I was doing laundry, and I'd get to the straps/handles soon enough.


And then school started. *insert screeching brake noise here*

So, yeah, I expected to have a finished bag to post today. It's mostly finished, as you can see. The straps/handles won't take terribly long. But I just have a whole lot less time at the moment to work on them.

The bag turned out bigger than I expected. Here's a view of the inside...


So, overall, I'm pleased. (I didn't really block the thing, that's why the pictures appear lumpy. I'm not going to bother blocking it as it's just for me, and I'm content with the lumpy.) There are a few things I'd do differently, and I may try them on a second attempt at the bag. But not at the moment.

I'm going to be a bit scarce this week. Because everything has to happen at once. 

First, the money from the court case finally came through, and the contractor who's going to replace my ceiling is coming this week. So, I'm going to be moving out of my room so he can do that. 

And, at the same time, school started. I am covering a vacant class for the first couple weeks, so while I'm displaced, I'll be busy all day at school, and at night I'll be playing catch up with lesson planning and such. 

So, I'll be around. I'll get to blog visiting eventually, but it may be later rather than sooner. The dust should settle by the end of the week. Hopefully. We'll see. Wish me luck.

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  1. Busy week, huh? glad your ceiling is about to be fixed. that bag looks great!

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    1. Yeah. It's only Monday, and I'm already feeling rather stressed.

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  2. Yea finally with the ceiling!! Of course everything has to happen the same week right? What's a vacant class? Good luck with it all! Bag looks great so far!

    betty

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  3. Glad that the new ceiling will be coming in. Finally, eh?!

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  4. Cool colors on the bag.
    Glad you finally got the ceiling issue settled! Hope it doesn't take long to fix.

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  5. Ah, so that's why you tweeted that "school starts--screech" tweet. Yeah, everything does happen all at once. Good job on the bag.

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  6. The bag looks nice.
    Good luck with all you have going on this week!

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  7. Pretty colors, turned out well.

    Repairs = dust and mess.

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    1. Thanks. At least I'll be out of the house for the repairs.

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  8. Yay on the ceiling being repaired. It will be great for you when that is done and dusted. Murphy's everything happens at once. Good luck with it all. Fingers crossed for a smooth few weeks.

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  9. Yes, it's a natural law that everything will happen at once. But the ceiling will be repaired, and the bag will wait. In all, a good thing. Good luck.

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    1. Thanks. It's been quite the week, and it's only Tuesday.

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  10. Nice colors! Hurray on getting your room fixed up. Best wishes all around, my dear.

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  11. I hope that guy does a good job and...it`s about time! I love your bag with the bright colours. Excellent work

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    1. Thanks. And one day in on the ceiling fix, and I no longer have a hole in my ceiling! Success.

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  12. Your bag is beautiful. I love the colors and how they go well with each other. Have a wonderful new school year, Liz!

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  13. Good luck Liz - I hope the repairs are quick and easy and done professionally ... glad it's getting sorted. I'm also glad you've got work ... but guess you'd rather have a break just now.

    Love the windmill bag - looks fun and so cheery ... take care and all the best - cheers Hilary

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