After successfully finishing my dress on Saturday, giving me the first finish in a while, I achieved another finish yesterday evening. I started the Vincent bag quite a while back, but at some point in the last year. Time seems to steam by so quickly these days that I just can't keep track of when I started things. Anyway, once I'd finished work for the day I set up my machine. During the day I work at the dining table . Once work is over this space becomes my sewing area if I'm using the machine. I also sit in this space for meals so I have become far too familiar with the dining chair and with the art work on the wall opposite me. I like the space I occupy as I have a good view through the patio doors into the garden and during boring meetings, when video is not required, I can watch the birds on the feeders. If it is hot I can also open the patio doors and get whatever gentle breeze there is. I have had a couple of large bees fly in but they are fairly easy to persuade to leave the same way they came in.
Yesterday evening I had a plan to do two tasks. the first was to complete the Vincent bag. The fabric and pattern came in my subscription box along with the magnetic fastener and buttons needed to finish it off. All I had to supply was thread and my time. When I started work I had the outside bag stitched up and the pocket and lining was done. I needed to make the straps and tab for the fastening and put it all together. Once straps and tab were made it was a case of putting the outside bag fabric inside the lining and having checked it was right sides to right sides, and the handles weren't caught up, sewing round the top of the bag. Pulling the fabric through the small opening left in the lining was fun but tricky as the outside fabric is quite thick. Finally I closed the opening in the lining with hand stitching, added the magnetic fasteners and button and the bag was finished.
It's the point in the month when I need to identify my goal for the month. This month my goal is to complete the baby quilt. This will be a start to finish goal as the baby has already been born. I have everything I need to complete a baby quilt so this is doable.