This past winter has flown right by.
Last year the number of snow days helped bring the world to a halt on several occasions, but this year the weather — while cold and inconvenient at times — did not have the same ferociousness as last year, and now it seems to me that just yesterday (figuratively speaking) I was shedding a few well earned tears over the reality of not being able to finish my state fair project for 2015, and then picking up and moving on, straight from early October to the beginning of the end of March.
So this weekend (which began for me on Friday), I focused all of my efforts on working to complete the two bags-to-be that have been my front burner projects for weeks now.
First, I worked on decorating all of the donuts for the bag I am making to coordinate with these shoes:
and I almost succeeded, finishing all but one donut.
Here are the pink and yellow donuts:
The green brown and white donuts (one white donut shy of completion):
and here is a group photo that illustrates one possible layout of the donut bag-to-be:
With my donut bag well on it’s way to being done, I resumed work on the other bag that has my attention, laying out the square I made for the edging/straps, and then joining them.
Things went so well, I even got the ends woven in on one of the ending/straps.
Here they are pictured with one side of the bag:
and here they are with the other:
Now that I gotten to this point with both of the bags, tomorrow, after I have finished with the morning’s chores, I will get myself over to a nearby quilt shop and find the prefect lining for each, and then I will set about enjoying the spring before it too, is gone.