SAL Update 5.15.22 | Scarlet Quince

Sorry to say, another small update for me this round. I actually stitched for the first time in two weeks yesterday on another project. Today I put in 101 stitches on my Scarlet Quince piece. I would have done more, but the app where I keep track of my progress was not working for me yesterday.

Here’s where I was before:

And here I am today. All 101 stitches were done in the same color.

We post an update on our own project every three weeks and encourage each other to make more progress and stay motivated. I’m looking forward to seeing how the rest of the SAL group has progressed with their projects this time around. Read along with me by clicking the blog links below:

Avis, Claire, Gun, Constanze, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Megan, Deborah, Sharon, Daisy, AJ, Cathie, Linda, Helen, and Connie

Welcome back to the group, Connie! Looking forward to seeing what you’ve been stitching!

The Fennel Fanny Pack | Disney & Universal

I’ve just returned from my trip to Disney Epcot and Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. While the trip was fun, we were most excited to see our friends from Holland, who we haven’t seen since they visited in 2018. We had a great time catching up and sight seeing together!

Epcot, Disney World’s 50th Anniversary, Garden Festival April 2022

In preparation for my trip, the Fennel Fanny Pack was at the top of my list! I had been hoarding this canvas cat print for a few years now and knew it would be perfect for my fanny pack. Purrfectly paired with a gold stripe lining.

Sewing Therapy has a great youtube tutorial you can follow. My front pocket piece came out a little smaller with the way I sewed my zipper on. In the future, I would note to make these cuts slightly bigger and trim down after sewing the zipper on. Same advice for the top zipper piece. All in all, the bag was quick and relatively easy to sew up. I had to really think things through with my directional fabric and only needed the seam ripper once! I didn’t use stabilizer, as it is an optional addition, and found that my bag held its shape well with the canvas.

Sewing Therapy offers two different tutorials, one with bias binding, as the pattern suggests, and one with a drop in lining. I went with the binding method.

The pattern suggests using a traditional buckle clasp, but I was sewing this up last minute and couldn’t locate the hardware locally. Instead, I went with double D rings and double swivel clips. My local quilt shop had these in stock and I actually prefer how it turned out with this closure instead.

This fanny pack is on the smaller size and you might double check that your phone will fit comfortably inside. Mine had room to spare so it was perfect! While on my trip I kept my phone, a small bottle of hand sanitizer, travel bottle of Tylenol, my lip oil, and my card holder. Perfect for all the walking, eating, and drinking we did!

Here we are at Universal, in Jurassic Park, with my Fennel Fanny Pack!

SAL Update 4.24.22 | Nature Diary

Oops! No progress to report on my full coverage project. I definitely wanted to work on it, but these last three weeks have been especially busy with custom orders and preparing for an upcoming trip. In fact, I think the only stitching I’ve gotten in lately was a new start at the dealership when I was waiting on my oil change and car inspection… So with that, I want to leave you with some cute progress on my Nature Diary Series (aka for the Junk Journal) I think the last time I stitched on this was the beginning of the month:

We post an update on our own project every three weeks and encourage each other to make more progress and stay motivated. I’m looking forward to seeing how the rest of the SAL group has progressed with their projects this time around. Read along with me by clicking the blog links below:

Avis, Claire, Gun, Constanze, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Megan, Deborah, Sharon, Daisy, AJ, Cathie, Linda, and Helen