I’ve been caught up in sewing Swoon bags. After my initial tote bag (Ethel), I made six Coralines, a wristlet clutch pattern (which I blogged about previously).
My latest completion is a bag called “Bonnie”, which is a bucket purse. I made this one in vinyl and quilter’s cotton in a cute horse print by Laurel Burch.
This bag has a recessed zipper closure at the top. I liked it well enough to enter it in the Minnesota State Fair in the purse category. It came in second, and considering the competition, I was pleased with second place.
I am now working on a cute fold-over bag named “Amber”. (Yes, Swoon gives girl’s names to all their bag patterns.) Amber might be my new favorite! I’ll show it to you when it’s done.
I added to my Singer family this week. I was looking for a Singer 99 in a bentwood case. I made a lucky find of exactly what I was looking for at a great price. (I named her Shirley after the seller’s mother who was the primary user of this machine.) Shirley’s cord needed to be replaced, and she was a dirty girl. She cleaned up nicely, and for a 1937 machine, I think she is beautiful. She also sews well.
Linking to Judy Laquidara’s Patchwork Times.