I worked an 8 hour shift on Friday - a 12 hour shift on Saturday and a 16 hour shift on Sunday!! That was a full work week in three days. Boy was I tired yesterday - so I didn't start the bag yesterday like I was hoping. I also had to go get a 7 inch zipper before I could start.
The big thing that Jim and I did yesterday was --- we went to the travel agent and booked the Alaskan Cruise we are going to take for my birthday at the end of May. We booked on Royal Caribbean Cruise Line -- "Serenade of the Seas". It is a 7 day cruise that is a round trip from Vancouver to Hubbard Glacier, Skagway and Juneau. I am going to have to find out where the quilt shops are in Skagway and Juneau. It should be a fun trip. We have not been on a Cruise before - so I guess I need to get some "cruise wear" --LOL. I think the Royal Caribbean Cruises are fairly casual - but I guess I am going to have to get a couple of nice "evening wear" outfits for a formal dinner or two. Anyone have hints and tips about cruising to Alaska please pass them on!!
So I did work on the bag for most of today. It is going fairly well - this is the front sections and I have started on the back pocket and handles section as well now. Heidi is a very big help to me - I've had a few questions so far.
The green fabric in the bag is not photographing true. The contrasting fabric is a true green with the blue chrysanthemums very light and the two colours have very little contrast. In the photos the green shows up as almost a gold and the blue is very bright with a much higher contrast. Unfortunately you can't see in the photos how well the two fabrics actually look together -- the green of the fabric is the same green as the leaves in the butterfly fabric and just the slight touch of blue blends with the blue in the butterflies as well as there is a slight touch of blue in the leaves as well. Anyway -- I have done quite a bit today and I am quite happy with how it is going together so far. Although I have a long, long way to go!!
I thought I would throw in a picture of the goofy dog. She loves to lie in her basket on her back with her feet in the air - and she loves to play with her Hedgehog.
She got the Hedgehog for Christmas and promptly pulled off one leg and started pulling out the stuffing. We took it away from her and I perform emergency surgery and closed the gaping wound - and she has been very good since and not pulled any more limbs off Hedgehog. She will carry him around from room to room like he is her puppy.
And finally a picture Jim took this weekend - apparently it was sunny at some point this weekend, but I missed it. This is a picture of the backside of "The Lions" They are behind our house - we don't have a view of them from the house, you have to go up the street to get a good view of them. It is a nice picture of them I thought.