Friday, May 4, 2012

This is my 100th posting, oh my

I can't believe it, this is my 100th post.  Where has time gone. I feel like I just started doing this.  Meeting all of you great people.  I must celebrate.  Maybe by the end of this blog I will have dreamt up a give away.

I have signed up for the May Small Projects group with Amanda Jean at   I am off to a good start.  It was easy, I picked the smallest items on my list so I could see the list shrinking before my very eyes. 

I have 3 pouches/purses on my list so when I saw the Strippy Pouch made by Freda at  with a link to the tutorial I knew I’d have to make at least one of them from that design.  The tutorial was great when I took the time to read it.  It’s been a bad week for my allergies.  My eyes itch all the time so I am not reading  instructions fully.  I picked up all of the measurements correctly, thankfully. And on Tuesday night I cut out all of the pieces necessary to make the pouch as pictured and one without the strippy effect.  I even put the front and back  of the outsides together and made the straps before I called it a night.

Wednesday I did the tailoring requested by my neighbor. 1st thing officially off of the list.

Last night I went back to the Pouches. Generally I don’t make boxed bottoms the way the tutorial did.  It looked easier so I thought I’d give it a try.   See the red lines on the upper right corner and on the upper left corner.  Well that’s where I wasn’t paying attention and with a RED Pigma pen I marked the wrong corners for the boxed BOTTOM.  Things went better for awhile until it was time to sew the corners for the boxed bottom before tuning inside out.  I scrolled past that step. Minor, I know but a pain none the less.  End result is great except for the red lines on the back. 2nd thing officially off of the list.

I apparently didn’t have enough pain for the evening so I went to work on the second pouch.  Error number 1,  do you see the strip of fabric in the picture in front of the pouch?

 Can you guess what it is?  You are correct , it is the strap that I forgot to attach. DUH.   Error number 2 was just plain stupid.  This is about my millionth pouch so far this year. I sewed seams for the outside and inside and sewed the corners just beautifully.  I went to turn it right side out and found that I never opened the zipper, not only didn’t open it I sewed the pull on the outside of the seam so I couldn’t even cheat it open.  Had to rip open the seam,  the same seam that I could have put the strap in if I had realized it was sitting on the table laughing at me. I did put a pocket in this one and am quite happy with it.

 At this point I’m not sure what direction I want to go, mark it off my list as completed or rip open the lining and the side seam and insert it.  I guess it will depend on how itchy my eyes are over the weekend.

Well tonight I want to get started on binding the Swoon quilt.  I think that may be my biggest project of the month.  I’d like to at least get the machine part done by Sunday night.  Then I can park it on the dining room table and work on it in between things as time permits. 5 minutes here and 5 minutes there add up.

How’s your list moving along???????

My 100th Posting Give Away

Ok so I have decided how to celebrate.  I will make yet another pouch, with pocket and strap and will put a surprise inside.    If you want in just let me know if you have a favorite color combo.  If I have it in my stash I'll do it.  If not I'll come up with something.  I will pick a winner on Wednesday, May 9.  I will ship internationally so everyone can play.

Thanks for visiting.  Selina


  1. Congratulations on your 100th post! *applauding*

    Love your pouches... even the one with the missing strap!

    I feel your pain with the allergy thing and itchy/watery eyes... been living that too unfortunately!

    I like purples and pinks and jewel colors... not too hot with orange/brown/yellow... tho they can be lovely in some fabrics...

    Hope I win! :) Thanks for the give-away!!!

  2. Gratz on 100 posts. Your pouches are lovely.

  3. Congratulations on your 100th post as well as great success in moving along on your list.

  4. EU quero sem conserto,será usada e guardada como relíquia.espero que sua alergia de cure.Eu não sei de qual alergia se trata,mas minha filha tem algumas.riniti e todos os its das vias aéreas superiores.Fez vacinas e tudo mais e nada.Um médico clínico-geral receitou 1 gota de óleo de copaiba,todos os dias em jejum.(é horrível de tomar)mas temos a solução:Pegue um pequeno miolo de pão e coloque a gota de óleo e amasse pra fazer um comprimido,tome com leite quente ou achocolatado.este é um antibiótico natural,por isso só uma gota.Aqui no Brasil se usava no umbigo dos nenéns.beijo e obrigada.

  5. Congratulations! I like blue and white. Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. Gosh 100 posts, congratulations. Also well "done done" on the great start to your May list. I said I would keep an eye on you, he he

  7. Congrats on your 100th post!! Love the pouches (with or without the strap!). Thanks for the chance to win!

  8. Well done you!Something to celebrate. I have so often done the' leave the vital bit out' trick. Sympathy!

  9. Congratulations on your 100th post. Blogging is just such a wonderful community of generous souls. Your pouches are lovely. Blissful Sewing...

  10. Congrats on your 100th post! :) Always enjoy reading them here, sorry about your trials with the pouches. I can relate well, I am very familiar with my ripper! The finished products look great! If I'm fortunate enough to win, I am fond of batiks, thanks for your generosity!

  11. Hhhmmm.... I was sure I typed a comment last week but I don't see it. I just wanted to say that I forget to add the handles all the time, too. I usually end up making a whole new pouch instead of unpicking stitches. (Yes, I'm an odd one!) I love the colors from your striped pouch. Great combo!

  12. Congratulations on 100 posts! Ordinarily I'd be likely to mention blue or green, but I think my favourite colour combination at the moment is dark brown and cream.

  13. Congrats on your milestone! I love black and pink pretty!

  14. Congrats on ur 100th post! I hope I mJe it that far! I like all color combos, I love surprises!


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