Thursday, November 5, 2009

Three Needle Bag

I know you are supposed to change your needle frequently, but probably not three times a day, in the middle of the same project. This beautiful bag ate three of my needles. The needle was set for zig zag when I first started, and when I put in the quarter inch foot, there went that needle. Luckily I bought a package on sale the last time I went to Joanns. Then I set it for zig zag to add some embellishment to the handle, and when I put the quarter foot inch again for the lining, there went another needle. To make the same mistake twice in the same day is just not right. The third one just happened because the machine got in the habit. I might have pulled too hard when I was doing the last stitch around the top. I like the finished product, so all is forgiven. The machine is still not in the mood to do free motion quilting. The friendship bag is slightly too small for a CD.

Thank you for the tutorial, Rachel.

The fabric is a finishing kit in one of Joann's block of the month projects. I don't participate in BOMs generally, unless they are free, and this kit was on clearance. The photo on the package isn't enticing, and I almost didn't get it, but the fabric is pretty, and I figured I could use it for something else. The lining fabric is from Ames, from when there was an Ames.

It hasn't taken me all five days of Art Everyday to make one bag. I've also made a couple of ATCs, and added some words to my Bridal Wishes quilt. This one seemed appropriate for the slide show I made my daughter. I took it to her this weekend, and she was really touched. I wound up using "You Are So Beautiful" by Joe Cocker. I think really it was a better song choice than any one about a smile anyway.


Michele Bilyeu said...

Darling bag! And I really think the magnetic ions in our atmosphere were on a rampage yesterday. I broke two needles and went into a third on my project, too! Anyway, that's my excuse, although I must confess, I also did the zigzag with a 1/4 foot. So, it was the ions and the darn 1/4 foot ;)

Lynda said...

Don't worry - you're not the only one stupid enough to try to zigzag using a quarter inch foot! And I bet there's more than the two of us!

Allie said...

Oh my gosh I'm so sorry, but I laughed so hard when I read this - I actually put a hole in my 1/4" foot with a needle. I keep forgetting it only fits one position. The little bag turned out so cute!
I'm glad your daughter liked her slide show. Good song choice!

Tanya said...

My machine may do that just because I haven't changed the needle for awhile and it really would like me to!