Category Archives: Sewing

Bags and THE Bag

ashburybag.jpgLOVE this freakin Bag. I’ve been looking at it all weekend. Ya’ll know what though, this is soooo not like me AT ALL! I don’t buy bags as expensive as that. $40 is too much for me sometimes! LOL – Unless it’s a KNITTING bag…

But This Bag. Ever since I saw it….I love it.

It doesn’t matter that it’s Banana and not Coach or whatever. Brand means nothing to me.

We usually treat ourselves to something with our taxes. Tano’s getting a car so I’m still shopping around for my treat. If I bought This Bag I would use my treat money.

But I’m still trying to convince myself!!! Even Tano says I should get it. He likes it.

I haven’t gotten my refund yet, so I have some times to think about it. It’s A LOT of loot for a bag, but this isn’t just A bag. It’s THE Bag. If I DO get it, I’d have to name it, and sleep with it.

It’ll be like Chloe‘s sister!

Drawstring BagsOn the same note, I’ve been a drawstring bag making fool lately! Last weekend I took a bunch of fat quarters and made these drawstring bags. I used Yarn Monster’s tutorial to make the first bag. Then I tried the My Leetle Bag tutorial and I ended up making 3 of those. Yarn Monster’s is good and roomy but I liked the finishing of the drawstring casing on the Leetle Bag. So this past weekend I made two more combining the two. The base and sides like Yarn Monster’s and the drawstring casing (reversibly) like Leetle Bag. Worked out great!!

Drawstring Bags (4)I also hung an ID holder on each so that I can put a slip of paper in it with the name of the project in there as I plan to use all of these bags as my project bags. And if ya’ll know me at all by now, you know that I always have twentyleven projects going at once!

Esmie and I had a grand ol’ time sewing together this Saturday.  She sewed her own drawstring bag after I cut out the pieces for her.  I let her use my Singer sewing machine as her little Bratz sewing machine was on the fritz.  She was only a tad scared when she first pressed down on the pedal but after a while she was like an old pro!  I’ll take pix of her next time.  In our excitement, I completely forgot.  I also have to take picks of the SOCKS SHE MADE FOR G-LUC!!!  Yup, she magic-looped some socks.  I’ll save that for another post.

BTW, our meeting with “The Priest and his minion” is this Wednesday. I’ll let ya’ll know how it goes.  Oh, and I couldn’t put a stop payment on the check because the donation was in cash.  🙁

2006 Recap

Alyson, girl, you are ON A ROLL here! Yes, you figured it out. I am using all of your blog ID’s (or email addy’s) as my antispam words! 😀 I am adding everyone that posts to the list – but abbreviated. As part of my KFYS07, I want to share my stash with all of you, my dear loyal readers. So each month I will be giving away a package to one of you. All you have to do is comment on my posts. If your antispam word happens to be YOUR OWN EMAIL OR BLOG ID, all you have to do is copy down the spelling shown, email it to me at rosigarmendia AT gmail DOT com and I will pick one winner each month. I will let you pick from a list of goodies. 😉

Although I don’t always reply, I love reading all of your comments and thoughts. I feel like someone out there actually wants to read what I have to say and look at my crappy (but sometimes good) pictures. 😀

Now, to recap 2006. A year of many tears, smiles, laughter amongst the tears and a blessing to our family amidst all of the pain, Gian Lucius. That little baby has become our sunshine in this house. From the oldest to the youngest, he brightens our days with his smile and I thank God each and every day for having sent him safely to us.

Boy that thumb is good! GianFingers YUMMM (4)I

For the knitting recap:

Wow! I have more FOs than I thought. 49 total. I know there are 1 or 2 that I didn’t count.

To make it an even 50, here’s a DPN case I made this afternoon. Yes, I sew. LOL I wanted a case that held ALL of my dpns and I couldn’t find one commercially. Not even on ebay. Plus I wanted it made out of chinese silk. I used about a half yard of black and 1/4 yard of red. You like?

Chinese Silk DPN Case (3) Chinese Silk DPN Case (2)Chinese Silk DPN CaseChinese Silk DPN Case (1)

Well, I want to wish everyone a healthy, wonderful, safe, happy, joyous New Year! I hope it’s also FULL of happy knitting time for all of you!

Happy 2007 from Chez G.!!!