I had just finished another quilt top and was ready to load it on the frame when I got the text. A friend had been tasked with organizing a charity fund raiser and asked if I could make something. It read something like this:
Friend: Can you make something for us?
Me: Sure, what do you want?
Friend: I don’t care.
Me: That’s not helpful. When do you need it?
Friend: When can you get it to me?
Me: How about after the weekend?
Friend: Perfect, thanks.
I have 4 full days and a new book, “The Better Bag Maker,” by Nicole Mallalieu. It’s a great book with interesting projects. I can skip project one and go right to the second one. I made my supply list and headed off to shop for something “summery.” I turned cutting the pattern into more trouble than it’s worth. Will anyone really know if the bag is 3/4 of an inch larger than the original pattern calls for? Of course not, but I’m following directions to the T. My mom had a policy: Never try a new recipe out on company. I wish I had remembered that before I cut the fabric. Live and learn.
It’s going to be a great bag and hopefully only half a day later than promised. We are enjoying an afternoon and evening of thunderstorms and all of my toys are safely unplugged. Here’s hoping for a clear morning.