Sunday, May 11, 2014

Been keepin' busy!

 This is my Bailey's Island Hobo Bag.  It is not something I like and the shame of it is...I did not read the instructions properly and I have no one to blame but myself.   I loved the bags I saw at the Gathering of the guilds...they were doubt the instructions were followed carefully.  The bag itself is not difficult to make...time consuming and uses a LOT of thread  and one needs to use good needles or else you break them a lot.  Anyway, I figured I knew better and didn't compensate for the fact that I made my strips wider , ergo the bag was wider than it was supposed to be.

Here's an inside view with the four pockets up the sides. If I had any gumption, I would sit down and UNSEW and make the measurements according to the directions.  And then, I would probably like the bag better.  I of these rainy days when I have nothing pressing to do I'll put this at the top of the list and fix it so that I eventually like it.  Don't hold your breath waiting....ok???
Now this little project...I followed the instructions carefully and I love it.  What is it, you say.  Well, it is a travel pillow that wraps around the seat belt so you can lay your head on it and snooze while hubby drives.  I have been looking for the pattern for a while. Saw it on Pinterest and when I clicked on the link , was told the link was no longer valid.  I was really annoyed first.....then I was looking through my Evernote list and lo and behold what should I find but the instructions that I had copied to Evernote ages ago.  Lucky me.!..

It worked up in a well explained. If you have never used Evernote...I strongly recommend it.
It's a free program that allows you to copy patterns, tutorials and anything you wish to save just by right clicking on the page or as I have on my laptop the Evernote icon. Keeps all that stuff in one program.

You can download it for free by Googling Evernote. I have it on all my devices and it automatically syncs to all of the devices when I add something new. I really like it.

Well that's it for now....but I would like to tell you that my DD put her quilt in the Common Threads Quilt show this weekend  in Ottawa and won first place for hand quilting. Her mom quilted it for her and she says I can have the ribbon but she's keeping the prize money.  Like mother, like it!!


Linda H said...

Gail, I think the bag is lovely- what don't you like about it? Just too big? Why don't you sell it and make another using the right size strips?
Congrats to DD on her ribbon.. you're right- like mother like daughter! Chip off the ole block..?

GailM. said...

Love your hex quilt. I really need to install evernote. I did once but didn't use it. I really need to do that because sometimes I see things on the internet, then try to find it again, and it's gone. gesh.