The countdown for the Maple Leaf Festival has officially begun! And because the Big D surprised me with FABULOUS Fall weather on Sunday, I didn't get as much sewing accomplished as I would have liked. But! I will definitely take playing outside in the backyard with my little guy and baby dogs over sitting in my sewing room any day...not that I don't love it too...but you know, priorities. :)
I feel like I am just where I want to be with the items I plan on taking to the Maple Leaf Festival to show in my stepmother's booth, which is kind of surprising since I thought I would be scrambling at this point. I was able to finish up another Birdie Sling bag and here she is!
I was also able to finish up 2 Knot Bags and got a great start on 3 Sling Bags, all of which I will share a bit later in the week once I get them completely finished.
If you should happen to be in the greater Kansas City area, you should really come out to the Maple Leaf Festival in Baldwin City the weekend of October 16th, its a great time for the family! That's where I will be! I've only missed 1 in 31 years even though I've been a Texan for the last 10!
Come join Sew and Tell Fridays at amylouwho where the goal is to finish a project a week! This link party is one of favorites!
Sewing is a lot like life...sure, there are patterns for just about everything, but in order to love what you do, or love what you make, you have to change the pattern to make it your own regardless if the change is a fraction of an inch or the length of a yard. And more often that not, those choices you make to change the pattern do not work out exactly the way you hope. It can be frustrating and challenging, and sometimes you have have to rip it all apart at the seams and start completely over. Which requires patience. A lot of patience. But in doing so, you create something that is far more rewarding, and far more beautiful, then what you started with.